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Sugarloaf for christmas?

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Hi everyone...

I was wondering if anyone has experience with sugarloaf during christmas.  I know I should be waiting to book it as close to the last minute as I can, but I can save a lot of money booking the trip now.  I have never been to sugarloaf but I want to see the new "sidecountry" that all the hype is about. Does anyone know about their snowmaking and general early season snow? Any info would be great.

 

Thanks 

post #2 of 15

They have excellant snow making. I was there last year at New Years and the coverage was very good.

 

The new glade area Brackett Basin could be thin depending on the natural snow.

 

You should have a good time

post #3 of 15
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I hope I'll get good coverage too...

post #4 of 15

As far as the Northeast at that time of year......you have made a great choice.!!

 

Sugarloaf will have, this is a guess....30 or more trails open at Christmas. Coverage will not be a problem. If you are lucky, you will see the snowmaking system at work. It's a sight to see. And, they improve on that system yearly. It would be interesting to see the facts about snowmaking at all the different resorts. Sugarloaf would have to be near the top. Once they begin to open trails like Tote Road and Narrow Gauge the other trails begin to open and before you know it they have 25 or 30 trails covered and Open.!!

 

Seriously, they do a great job when the weather gets cold.

 

You'll have a blast.

 

Report back and let us all know.....

 

Here's a couple pictures for ya..

Sugarloaf 4.9.08 017.JPGSugarloaf 4.9.08 022.JPG

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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post

As far as the Northeast at that time of year......you have made a great choice.!!

 

Sugarloaf will have, this is a guess....30 or more trails open at Christmas. Coverage will not be a problem. If you are lucky, you will see the snowmaking system at work. It's a sight to see. And, they improve on that system yearly. It would be interesting to see the facts about snowmaking at all the different resorts. Sugarloaf would have to be near the top. Once they begin to open trails like Tote Road and Narrow Gauge the other trails begin to open and before you know it they have 25 or 30 trails covered and Open.!!

 

Seriously, they do a great job when the weather gets cold.

 

You'll have a blast.

 

Report back and let us all know.....

 

Here's a couple pictures for ya..

Sugarloaf 4.9.08 017.JPGSugarloaf 4.9.08 022.JPG


Thanks for the pics it looks great... I've always been skeptical about christmas skiing after I got rained out in killington one year.  Do you know if any of the glades are usually skiable around that time of year?


Edited by eastskier27 - 10/16/10 at 12:02pm
post #6 of 15

I was up there last year shortly after new years for a race and they had most of the mountain open by then. Natural snow can vary on the season, but they generally start seeing natrual snowfall late October/early November.

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Agree with what the other have already said but bears repeating, their snowmaking system is awesome. You are at the mercy of Mother Nature at that time of year but, in the past, there has been a bit open thanks to the diligence of their snow-making team. They work tirelessly and, if the weather cooperates, can get a lot of stuff ready.  They are slated to open next weekend but it has been raining here and has definitely messed with the works.

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Agree with what the other have already said but bears repeating, their snowmaking system is awesome. You are at the mercy of Mother Nature at that time of year but, in the past, there has been a bit open thanks to the diligence of their snow-making team. They work tirelessly and, if the weather cooperates, can get a lot of stuff ready.  They are slated to open next weekend but it has been raining here and has definitely messed with the works.


Yeah... I think it's supposed to start getting colder after this weekend so they might be OK... A lot can happen between now and then end of december so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

post #9 of 15

I wouldn't count on the glades being open by Christmas. You never know, they could get a major storm or 2. But, if you go with the idea that you'll be limited to the trails that have snowmaking, you won't be setting yourself up for disappointment. And you just might get a pleasant surprise for Christmas.

 

As far as terrain that is covered by snowmaking, the Loaf is about as good as it gets in the East.

post #10 of 15

Latest pic from da Loaf.....getting sweet....looks good for Christmas week....the woods are a bit sporty still......

 

12-7-10kingsweb.jpg

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Latest pic from da Loaf.....getting sweet....looks good for Christmas week....the woods are a bit sporty still......

 

12-7-10kingsweb.jpg

Thanks... It's looking good, except for this rain that they're getting sunday/monday.  I think they've made enough snow to get through it...
 


Edited by eastskier27 - 12/18/10 at 8:06pm
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I hope it looks like that next week!

post #13 of 15

Well, I had said they would have about 30 trails at Christmas.....Today they are skiing on 101 trails.

 

Not bad.icon14.gif

 

Did you make the trip.??

post #14 of 15

Hope none of you guys were on the lift that fell.

 

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Well, I had said they would have about 30 trails at Christmas.....Today they are skiing on 101 trails.

 

Not bad.icon14.gif

 

Did you make the trip.??


Yes and it was amazing...  Not crowded until wednesday, and the two or three feet and waist deep drifts were nice too.  I was skiing in the trees right next to spillway when it came down... scary stuff. P1010219.JPG

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