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  1. #11
    Was up at Stowe Saturday. Day was amazing.



    ^^Goat at 8 AM for run #1



    ^^ Nosedive glades they opened nosedive around 945. Got one of the first runs. Took bypass to the chutes and dropped in on rimrock. Looked up and patrol still had it roped off. Me and the 3 other people looked at patrol and just dove into the glades. A lot of untouched left in there.

    Overall Saturday was one of my favorite days in recent in the last 2-3 years


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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by LItoCOtoMA View Post
    patrol still had it roped off. Me and the 3 other people looked at patrol and just dove into the glades.
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  3. #13
    Afternoon inversion




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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    #CoolStoryBro
    Haha yea, kinda douchey story when I read it again, but this early season has been so much fun I just wanted to share. Sounds like some other people had great days in NoVT


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  5. #15
    i think its lame that stowe wasnt at or close to 100% last weekend. they are too prissy. throw up some experts only/exposed obstacles/water bars signs at the top and let the people have at it. smuggs was very cool about having essentially EVERYTHING open. there was one or two ropes on madonna for the trails that cut off to the right towards morse. a patroller told me there was just a lot of open water down that way

    i dont get to smuggs very often. its very far, and its never on my passes, and it has usually has not been one of my skiVT 5-pack picks. but every time i've been there (skied there maybe 5-7 days total, all in past ~7 years), i am struck by how consistently difficult and steep the terrain is, how there are so many trees to ski on and off map, how the access to the sidecountry could not be easier, and by the generally awesome vibe of the mountain and the town.

    the first time i went there i ended up meeting a rad vt state legislator on the sterling lift who took me straight to the back bowls. i've had really great conversations there on almost every lift ride - it's a passionate skier crowd skiing super challenging terrain on madonna and sterling, and it's really nice just chatting with other hardcore skiers for 12 minutes. this past weekend i met some nyc based dudes around my age who rip and we exchanged info.

    i really love it there. driving away from smuggs and thru the nearby towns on saturday i couldn't help but fantasize about buying a little place up there and somehow just living 20 minutes down the road from smuggs full time. maybe one day

    i hope vail doesnt buy it and connect it to stowe. it's a pretty special place as it is. on the same short list with magic, mad river, and plattekill.

  6. #16
    Now you know why I ski Smuggs more than anywhere else.

    Also, crazy-cheap lift tickets to boot.
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  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    i think its lame that stowe wasnt at or close to 100% last weekend. they are too prissy. throw up some experts only/exposed obstacles/water bars signs at the top and let the people have at it. smuggs was very cool about having essentially EVERYTHING open. there was one or two ropes on madonna for the trails that cut off to the right towards morse. a patroller told me there was just a lot of open water down that way

    i dont get to smuggs very often. its very far, and its never on my passes, and it has usually has not been one of my skiVT 5-pack picks. but every time i've been there (skied there maybe 5-7 days total, all in past ~7 years), i am struck by how consistently difficult and steep the terrain is, how there are so many trees to ski on and off map, how the access to the sidecountry could not be easier, and by the generally awesome vibe of the mountain and the town.

    the first time i went there i ended up meeting a rad vt state legislator on the sterling lift who took me straight to the back bowls. i've had really great conversations there on almost every lift ride - it's a passionate skier crowd skiing super challenging terrain on madonna and sterling, and it's really nice just chatting with other hardcore skiers for 12 minutes. this past weekend i met some nyc based dudes around my age who rip and we exchanged info.

    i really love it there. driving away from smuggs and thru the nearby towns on saturday i couldn't help but fantasize about buying a little place up there and somehow just living 20 minutes down the road from smuggs full time. maybe one day

    i hope vail doesnt buy it and connect it to stowe. it's a pretty special place as it is. on the same short list with magic, mad river, and plattekill.
    You need to visit Wildcat someday. Same scene, though serviced by a kick ass HSQ.

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  8. #18
    been to wildcat once. less than ideal conditions, but the view of tuckerman is epic, and the vibe is definitely similar to my "short list"'

    i dig cannon, skied there maybe 5 days ever

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    And the gondola still isn't open.

    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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