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    Re: Week of December 30th - Jan 3rd

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    That makes me feel better! It really does.

    It's been a very slow week at work. I kept asking myself why I'm not taking off early and head up to northern VT. But I keep having images of lines of cars not moving on the access road and waiting for tickets... before I even get a chance on tag myself into the tail end of the snaking single's line on the lift maze...

    The big dump really puts me on the fence. I was perfectly ok to NOT ski during the holidays in all the years past because either I've already got a few days in before the holiday, or the snow was so crapy I wouldn't bother even if it weren't holiday price/crowd. But this is the first time a big dump came right in the middle of the holiday week and I was in a constant spin of "do I or don't I..." dilema!

    Oh well, I made my decision. I'm going to go xc ski nearby. Not letting all that snow go to waste.
    You know Gore probably doesn't have that big of lines, and they got some good snow the other day, you could head their for the weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    You know Gore probably doesn't have that big of lines, and they got some good snow the other day, you could head their for the weekend.
    Hmmm... I thought about Gore. It's close enough for me to dash up in a moments notice, and have cheap lodging not too far away...

    Trouble was, I've never been there. So I didn't know (until this moment) how the crowd situation would be like. Nor do I know the mountain well enough to get away from the crowds if need be. Plus I thought it being so close to Albany it might be crowded.

    Worse, I would be stuck in the worst of the gaper crowds, making wrong turn getting to it, trying to find where everything is in the holiday madness... I honestly didn't feel like going to a brand new mountain for the first time is the best thing to do on the biggest holiday weekend of the year.

    With the snow in the forecast for Saturday, there maybe quite good xc skiing in the Gunks/Cats. No eighty dollar lift ticket nor hundred dollar motel. Sleep in my own bed and eat what I like instead of trying to find a table in a resturuant... kind of a no-brainer. Given the forecast, the snow will still be there next weekend, when the mountain will be empty like ghost towns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    That makes me feel better! It really does.

    It's been a very slow week at work. I kept asking myself why I'm not taking off early and head up to northern VT. But I keep having images of lines of cars not moving on the access road and waiting for tickets... before I even get a chance on tag myself into the tail end of the snaking single's line on the lift maze...

    The big dump really puts me on the fence. I was perfectly ok to NOT ski during the holidays in all the years past because either I've already got a few days in before the holiday, or the snow was so crapy I wouldn't bother even if it weren't holiday price/crowd. But this is the first time a big dump came right in the middle of the holiday week and I was in a constant spin of "do I or don't I..." dilema!

    Oh well, I made my decision. I'm going to go xc ski nearby. Not letting all that snow go to waste.
    For me, especially at Mount Snow, if you don't ski the day of the dump, or at least the very next morning....it just doesn't have the "wow" factor. It gets groomed and such and becomes just another ski day (enjoyable, but not WOW). So, if you couldn't be there on Thursday or first thing this morning, I wouldn't give the rest of the week a 2nd thought.

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    Re: Week of December 30th - Jan 3rd

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    You got to check it out, locals go to Gore and Whiteface, but vacations people go to Vermont, I mean on the busiest Saturday I been their maybe 10 times in the last few years 5 minutes wait at the most, and ski conditions stay pretty good especially after storms, NY state budget is one negative. I just posted in the skiing cheap thread a good pass book that includes Gore and others that comes out to 50 a day for 3 days non holiday not Saturday. Someone on here just went to Gore and posted it in the trip thread. Check out the High peaks chair steeper then anything in South Vermont.

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    Re: Week of December 30th - Jan 3rd

    I'm going to be at Wachusett in about 5 minutes

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    [QUOTE=abc;745325]That makes me feel better! It really does.

    It's been a very slow week at work. I kept asking myself why I'm not taking off early and head up to northern VT. But I keep having images of lines of cars not moving on the access road and waiting for tickets... before I even get a chance on tag myself into the tail end of the snaking single's line on the lift maze...


    This post almost echo's my own thoughts. Kinda chompin' at the bit down here, but on second thought I've decided to hold off for at least a week. If I was an hour or two north of NYC I'd definitely take my chances at Gore. The skiing to crowd ratio has no comparison(IMHO).
    The big dump really puts me on the fence. I was perfectly ok to NOT ski during the holidays in all the years past because either I've already got a few days in before the holiday, or the snow was so crapy I wouldn't bother even if it weren't holiday price/crowd. But this is the first time a big dump came right in the middle of the holiday week and I was in a constant spin of "do I or don't I..." dilema!

    Oh well, I made my decision. I'm going to go xc ski nearby. Not letting all that snow go to waste. [/QUOTE

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