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VT Sunday (2/28/10) -- who's in?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to take advantage of all the new snow and visit some of the VT ski areas I haven't been to this Sunday.  (I'd go for the whole weekend, or take a long weekend, but I have to teach on Saturday at Wachusett and I have to be back in Boston on Monday morning.)

I'm thinking Okemo, Stratton, or Killington.  Embarassingly, I haven't been to any of those resorts before.  You could twist my arm to go to Stowe again, but I'm not driving four hours each way myself.

Someone to split driving/gas with (leaving from Cambridge/Boston) would be sweet.  Post here or drop me a PM if you're interested.
post #2 of 21
Are you interested in Sunday River Maine?  Its a little further, and they had less total snow, but it looks like they had less rain (or else they lie better).  Its a brutal drive, but with 2 drivers, its doable.

I do not live near you, but I am almost on the way -- just inside 495.
post #3 of 21
Hey, am new here, live in cambridge and ski all over NH/VT... might me up for carpooling to somewhere for the day sunday.  Am doing jay peak tomorrow via the BSSC bus, which means its going to be a long day (5am-9pm)...but then again it'll be hard to pass with so much fresh snow (am refusing to acknowlege the rain until I see it for myself).  I will check back on this when I get home from JP tomorrow; maybe we can work something out.  BTW, can you drive stick?

Any other ppl out there going to be at Jay Peak tomorrow?  Always looking for new ppl to make turns and apres ski with....
post #4 of 21
I've got a stick Subaru -- could even put the roof box on if need be.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Oof, Sunday River's pretty far.  I have to work teaching all day Saturday, so I think I'd rather stick to something 3 hours or less each way.

I can't drive stick, sadly.  I've got a comfy Infiniti with AWD and snow tires, though.  :-P  No roof rack, but I've crammed 3 pairs of skis through the pass-through before.
post #6 of 21
 I will probably be at Okemo on Sunday. 
post #7 of 21
Well, its been 20 years since I went to Okemo and I've never been to Stratton.
I'm wondering what Cannon will be like -- it is certainly the closest big mountain.
post #8 of 21
 i'm game for okemo or killington, which are equidistant from boston ~165 miles that should take 2.5-3 hours; they both got 30+ inches according to snocountry.com.  cannon only a nine inches in this storm...am happy to split driving and gas.
post #9 of 21
Well, I think it did rain after the big snow.  But it should still make a great base for covering underbrush in the glades.

I'd be interested in carppoling with uou guys..  Okemo would be interesting -- maybe we'd run into Phil.
But it does occur to me that if you two start from close together, you don't really need me and might not want the extra hassle of a three-way meetup.  (If it's not practical, I'll understand.)  Let me know, and we'll finalize plans tomorrow.

edit - reference to non-epic friend removed -- he can't go.
Edited by mdf - 2/26/10 at 9:50pm
post #10 of 21
So .... are we doing this?
post #11 of 21
 yeah i am down if you're down, just got back from jay peak and it was awesome!  pm'd u my number.  give me a ring and we can figure out details...
post #12 of 21
 just got back to an email from my boss, looks like my best hope for skiing tomorrow will be a half day at sunapee; gotta do some work in the evening...another time.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well, mdf and I are heading up to Okemo tomorrow, and hopefully meeting up with Phil if he's there.  If anyone else wants to swing by, send me a pm for the contact info.
post #14 of 21
Sounds wicked intriguing but could anyone splain to me how our press crew could cover this event at Okemo for less than $3000US?
post #15 of 21
Woops.

I was errantly listening to an old Pink Floyd piece on WNCS when I heard of the Okemo thang.
post #16 of 21
 Base of the Northstar at 10. I will be in a citron jacket, gray pants, helmet and goggles. The skis will be mostly white, either Kastles, The Ski or k2 PBR's. 
post #17 of 21
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 ... I will be in a citron jacket, gray pants, helmet and goggles...

"citron" Phil? Really?

Then you just say 'gray pants', I mean, c'mon man! If you are going to go with 'citron' over 'yellow' or 'orange', or even 'orangish-yellow' , then you've got to throw in a 'cloud' or 'dove' or 'storm' instead of 'gray'. You let me down a little with this post. You're better than this Phil.
post #18 of 21
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"citron" Phil? Really?

Then you just say 'gray pants', I mean, c'mon man! If you are going to go with 'citron' over 'yellow' or 'orange', or even 'orangish-yellow' , then you've got to throw in a 'cloud' or 'dove' or 'storm' instead of 'gray'. You let me down a little with this post. You're better than this Phil.

post #19 of 21
 saw phil slamming the bumps under the north star today, recognized the skis not the jacket. hell i though citron was a vodka flavoring.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post




"citron" Phil? Really?

Then you just say 'gray pants', I mean, c'mon man! If you are going to go with 'citron' over 'yellow' or 'orange', or even 'orangish-yellow' , then you've got to throw in a 'cloud' or 'dove' or 'storm' instead of 'gray'. You let me down a little with this post. You're better than this Phil.

 


 Actually, the way I was skijng, it was more a "Battleship" Gray. I was moving with the nimbleness of a battleship. 
post #21 of 21
Matthias99 and I drove up to Okemo together, and skied a few runs with Phil.  Thanks for getting us oriented to a new mountain.
I was very favorably impressed with Okemo -- it has a lot going on,  It isn't the second string place I remember from 20 years ago anymore.

I really liked the variety of bumps and the fact that they still have some narrow runs.

It was a bit crowded in some places, but that's the weekend for you.

It was definitely strange skiing my Rossi B3 (83 mm wide, 176 long) after a week on my Coombas (102 wide, 188 long).  The B3's felt tiny and unstable for the first hour or so.  By the end of the day, I remembered why I love them, though.
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