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What are the benefits of an AT slackcountry setup on the East Coast?

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Where does a skier use an AT setup for slackcountry on the East Coast? 

 

I live and ski on the East Coast. I have a new pair of twin-tips (88mm waist) that I am considering mounting with Barons. Are there ski areas on the East Coast that I could actually use the AT capabilities for slackcountry. My suspicion is that they may be the most helpful in getting back to a road/lift having left a few of the ski area boundaries.

 

Any input would be appreciated.

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Where does a skier use an AT setup for slackcountry on the East Coast? 

 

I live and ski on the East Coast. I have a new pair of twin-tips (88mm waist) that I am considering mounting with Barons. Are there ski areas on the East Coast that I could actually use the AT capabilities for slackcountry. My suspicion is that they may be the most helpful in getting back to a road/lift having left a few of the ski area boundaries.

 

Any input would be appreciated.



I pretty much use mine on windhold days or before lifts are running.

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You can use them all over. You can use them to return after leaving the ski area boundary or they can be handy to access stuff farther out. You can also use them for all BC travel, for example in the Greens or Whites. Baron's are heavy but a lot of people who don't do long tours use them. I have Baron's on my 6th Sense Big's.

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2nd on the BC in the whites and greens, perhaps tucks? I know some people skin up the sherburne ski trail when it has adequate coverage.

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Around here, I use them mainly to extend the ski season after resorts close in the spring.  There is always enough snow to keep skiing for weeks if you're willing to provide the uphill transportation yourself.  A good AT setup will climb a typical green or blue trail with ease, and from there you often have several options for the run back down.

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