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Skiing/Snowboarding near NYC Feb 27th

post #1 of 17
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Hi I have a question me and some of my friends want to go skiing/snowboarding next weekend, but im not sure where I want to go, im not sure if its worth it to go all the way up to Hunter or Windham from NYC as thats about 2hr and 30 min away. Oh I forgot to mention this will be a DAY trip. Any suggestions as to where we should go?

I've got suggestions from some friends here they are

Mountain Creek,  NJ
Camelback, PA
Shawnee, PA
Hunter, NY
Windham, NY


any help is appreciated! thanks
post #2 of 17
I've never been to any of those places, let me know if it's worthwhile.  I live in NYC but ski in VT.  I heard Hunter is crazy crowded and that Windham is more calm.  There are a couple of places (eg Paragon Sports) that sponsor day trips to both places (bus + lift pass), I think, which are described on the mountain resorts's websites.
post #3 of 17
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Yeah I've gone skiing in VT before, I go to MT. Snow a lot but that's way too far for a day trip 
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by amberlampz View Post

 im not sure if its worth it to go all the way up to Hunter or Windham from NYC as thats about 2hr and 30 min away.
 
So?

I did that trip 3 times just this season! And will be doing it again this weekend!!!

Whether it's "worth it" or not depends on how you value a day of skiing (vs. whatever else you'll be doing)
post #5 of 17
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lol i know just saying is it really worth going 2hr 30 min away vs places like Mountain Creek (NJ) which are 1hr 30min away, and camelback, and shawnee which are only 2 hrs away. 
post #6 of 17
I'm one of those who dislike MC intenesely. So my opinion is biased.

Never skied the PA hills myself. But people who had been to both say the Catskills beat them hands down.

Realistically speaking, what's an extra half an hour out of 2+ to begin with??? If you are living in Jorsey and can get to PA in an hr, it might make more sense. But from NYC, it doesn't! 

This Sunday is Belleayre's Flex day. Ticket can be had for only  $25 at Potter Brothers.
post #7 of 17
i have been to all of the ones you list. to me, hunter wins hands down. you did not mention belleayre. it's less challenging than hunter but still fun and there are fewer people on the weekends. park at tomahawk and you'll also have the shortest walk form the car to the lift of any of these. 
post #8 of 17
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hmmm 25$ does sound good at belayre but the problem is i went to potter brothers website and all the lift tickets are sold out.

so what do you guys think shawnee vs camelback which one is better

do both of them have terrain parks?
Edited by amberlampz - 2/21/10 at 8:36pm
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
any suggestions guys? I'm going this saturday
post #10 of 17
If you're into terrain parks go to Mt Creek just be prepared to deal with a big crowd if we get the storm predicted for this week. You need a park pass to ski or ride in the park. The test can be taken on-line, print out the results and pick up the park pass when you get you lift ticket.
post #11 of 17
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I'm thinking of going to camelback or shawnee i've heard bad reviews about Mt. Creek.   anyone have any input about either of those mountains?

I don't need any real hard terrain parks, I was just wondering.
post #12 of 17
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bump for answers
post #13 of 17
i'm dying to go this weekend, especially after the snow storm! sadly, no one to go with :(

what level are you?
post #14 of 17
skip shawnee unless you're a beginner.  camelback is okay, but always icer than other mountains in the same area (a friend told me it's due to it being on the shady side of the mountain, but i haven't been able to confirm this).

check out jack frost big boulder if you want to go to PA.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by perpdartNY View Post

i'm dying to go this weekend, especially after the snow storm! sadly, no one to go with :(

what level are you?
intermediate



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Originally Posted by JustOneMoreRun View Post

skip shawnee unless you're a beginner.  camelback is okay, but always icer than other mountains in the same area (a friend told me it's due to it being on the shady side of the mountain, but i haven't been able to confirm this).

check out jack frost big boulder if you want to go to PA.

i went to camelback, no ice but I mean it did snow a lot of up there on thurs/fri  so the slopes were really nice. I would go there again.
post #16 of 17
i heard elk is nice if you're going to PA.
post #17 of 17
elk is real nice, but an hour further from nyc than jack frost/camelback/shawnee

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i heard elk is nice if you're going to PA.
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