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Recent content by Zand

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    Okemo Intel?

    Mt. Snow definitely has the best advanced terrain. North Face has quite a few fun trails. Ripcord would be a quadruple black diamond at Stratton. The Trials is easily the best glade in Southern VT outside of Magic. Stratton does have a ton of underrated glades, and often in good condition...
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    Loon 1/19/21

    I've actually really wanted to get back to BW since they put the T-Bar in. The lack of pitch doesn't bother me there because the expansive low angle glades are a blast and almost relaxing to ski. I feel like if I went there when I was a kid it would've been far and away my favorite resort, but...
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    Loon 1/19/21

    Was sick for a couple weeks starting right on Christmas (not Covid) and between that and the generally shitty weather, today was my first day in 4 weeks. I followed the weekend storm closely and I have to say, with the travel restrictions in VT and Maine, trying to find good snow in New...
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    Weekend storm thread....

    Lots of big wind holds. Cannon is closed for the day. Not good on Saturday of a holiday weekend. But hopefully the kickoff of a good stretch.
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    MA skiing

    Yes but MA currently "requires" a quarantine coming from out of state from anywhere. While I intend on respecting the Vermont and Maine quarantine rules, MA can take a hike. I'm no worse off going to NH to ski than I am going to my local freaking Walmart.
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    End of paper trail maps?

    The only Lincoln Express I know is at Loon, and South Peak is one of the few peaks out there that ISN'T a total CF yet lol. I rarely use trail maps at most mountains as I know my way around almost everywhere but the one place I just can't do out of memory is Sugarloaf. Its always nice to have a...
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    Thats just an excuse. Cannon has plenty of terrain open. Loon has plenty. Killington has plenty. Hell, Wachusett has 100% of their snowmaking terrain open and while I understand it isnt that big, it's certainly more acreage than Wildcat and Attitash each have open. Even Sugarbush is blowing...
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    Berkshire East - 12/28/2020

    Flying Cloud was real nice a week ago. Still looks nice...if you have a bike.
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    I guess it does have a different aspect than the main mountain, so there are probably days where the snow is worse over there. But when things are similar on both sides, the trails on that side are good, long, and decently steep with no cross cuts. And the glade is fun too, hopefully they cut...
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    I selfishly hope they keep delaying finishing South Peak. I love how simple of a base area it is right now. Park nice and close to the lift with no stairs or other bullshit to have to walk through. Nice basic "lodge" with all you need...cubbies, a bar, a cafeteria, and a ticket window. Then you...
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    Belleayre Lodge Damaged in Storm

    https://www.belleayre.com/mountain/snow-report/ Heavy rain caused manmade snow to break loose and avalanche into the lodge, breaking windows and doors. That's a new one.
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    Your 2020 / 2021 Ski Season Thread

    This may be it through the new year... 1. Wachusett 11/20 2. Berkshire East 12/20 3. Loon 12/22
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    Hard lockdown in Ontario, 4 weeks including ski areas

    I wouldn't get too confident about it until,mid January. I think it comes down to the Christmas spike. If it exceeds the Thanksgiving spike then things might shut down for a few weeks. If it's not so bad, I think we're in the clear.
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    Berkshire East 12/20/20

    The left entrance of Upper Comp had one of those tripods with the closed sign leaning against a tree out of the way, plus I saw other people on it. I think if they had it set up like that, it was more of a "don't go down here unless you know what you doing" rather than a "stay the hell off or...
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    Berkshire East 12/20/20

    I reserved an Indy day for today after reading Urungus's report from opening day on Thursday's powder day. He reported almost everything being open and the pictures looked great. My enthusiasm was toned way down after he reported the next day that they had roped off a lot of natural stuff. Their...