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  1. Have Ikon base pass. Hoping to get my 5 days...

    Have Ikon base pass.

    Hoping to get my 5 days at Sugarbush and Killington/Pico. Possibly hit Loon and Sunday River and Stratton as well.

    We are spending NYE in Quebec (brrr) and then skiing...
  2. Looks like it would be nice without all the ice....

    Looks like it would be nice without all the ice.

    I have the Ikon and plan to use all my Sugarbush days. I will look for these lines off of Paradise.
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    I lead this same trip last season..different...

    I lead this same trip last season..different hotels but very close to where you are staying in both towns. Great locations BTW, staying on the left bank in Paris for 3 days was awesome. Pricing is...
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    Big Jay parking cutout along 242 is a couple of...

    Big Jay parking cutout along 242 is a couple of miles further down the road towards Montgomery Center near the Alpine Haven condos.

    Completely different thing and you are skating on logging roads...
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    You can ski all the way out to where the Dip...

    You can ski all the way out to where the Dip drops off to the road and still make it back to the Jet chair. It's about a half mile back to the area if you ski out to the road. That last face down to...
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    M favorites: Everglade at Jay and also...

    M favorites:

    Everglade at Jay and also everything out of bounds to skiers right of Timbuktu up to and including the Dip.

    Goat woods at Stowe.

    Chattiemac at GORE
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    Sticky: I have gotten the VT 4-pack and the Champlain...

    I have gotten the VT 4-pack and the Champlain valley card at different times.

    This year we are getting Ikon passes so will likely just ski the areas that take that this season. Already have...
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    As someone said earlier - the size of some of the...

    As someone said earlier - the size of some of the areas is incredible . The vertical drop can be double the biggest mountains in North America! That plus the cultural aspects, including the food...
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    We loved the town. Chamonix is not one of those...

    We loved the town. Chamonix is not one of those places where you walk out to the lifts and can access hundreds of pistes and access other ski areas. There are, I think, 4 nearby areas; sort of like...
  10. Took my son out west for his first time when he...

    Took my son out west for his first time when he was 11. Cheap flights to Denver. Cheap econo car with snow tires rental. Reasonable motel room with breakfast and indoor pool/hot tub in Friso.
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    There are plenty of resorts in the Alps where you...

    There are plenty of resorts in the Alps where you can do on and off piste. Val d'Isere is super popular for Brits. I suggest doing a day or so of on piste and then hire a guide for off piste. They...
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    Mt Orford, Owls Head, Val d'Isere, Tignes. ...

    Mt Orford, Owls Head, Val d'Isere, Tignes.

    Nothing new in country.
  13. Thread: Jackson Hole

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    The first time I skied Tower 3 Chute it was full...

    The first time I skied Tower 3 Chute it was full of fresh powder. I was laughing out loud, nervously, because it was also the first time I ever experienced the feeling of my slough passing me. The...
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    You were on a group trip with your club. You...

    You were on a group trip with your club. You should contact the trip leader and he/she should contact your travel agent/tour operator.

    I just lead a trip for my club to Val d'Isere and Swiss Air...
  15. Modern is the best!

    Modern is the best!
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    Love that song too. We saw JJ last July and,...

    Love that song too. We saw JJ last July and, though he was great, I was disappointed that he did not play it.

    I am with the OP on this one - Jerry Garcia. I have seen a lot of concerts and no...
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    If trying the Rustler 10 your should also try the...

    If trying the Rustler 10 your should also try the Head Kore. I used the 105 version for 3 days straight last season and they were light, playful, fun and performed really well in powder, bumps, tees...
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    Iron Blossam is fine. Nice hot tub. Decent...

    Iron Blossam is fine. Nice hot tub. Decent restaurant. It's been 4 seasons but I found a studio thereon Craigslist for $600 for a full week. We stayed 6 nights and skied 5 days but it was still...
  19. I would not recommend Jay Peak. They have a...

    I would not recommend Jay Peak. They have a water park and an ice skating rink and a lot of trees. Also, groomers are not why anyone goes there.

    Lake Placid: Shopping and all the Olympics...
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    I have been to both 3 or 4 times but haven't been...

    I have been to both 3 or 4 times but haven't been up since 2012.

    Here's what I recall:

    Both are really good mountains with plenty of fun and some challenging terrain.

    Ste. Anne - Some great...
  21. Thread: SLC Area Info

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    I did a 5 ay trip to SLC last winter. Had MCP...

    I did a 5 ay trip to SLC last winter. Had MCP pass and skied 1 day at Snowbasin and 2 each at Alta and Snowbird.

    Stayed at a cheap air b&b room in Sandy for about $30 a night. Decent place. I...
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    Last year I made 4 trips out west for a total of...

    Last year I made 4 trips out west for a total of 18 days. Would have skied a few more but one of the trips was to Taos with limited terrain so we hiked a couple of days there. Was also super...
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    Ski culture definitely varies area by area, hill...

    Ski culture definitely varies area by area, hill by hill. Hunter Mountain, NY's culture is different than Mad River Glen's, which is different than Stowe, which is different than Smugglers notch...
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    Plenty of ski culture out west. It's just not...

    Plenty of ski culture out west.

    It's just not the same. "I'm gonna ski no matter how crappy (thin and icy) the conditions are that a lot of folks here in the east seem to subscribe to.
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    I am thinking it was Infinite. Maybe not as...

    I am thinking it was Infinite. Maybe not as north as I thought but definitely a ski shop no paddling, etc. I just remember we were driving home early due to r##$. and stopped off for some shopping.
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