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  1. #11
    Glades were crunchy and skied our on Sunday. Not sure how much the 4-5 they got last night will really make a big difference, needs more than that to really make the rocks and stumps covered.


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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by gladerider View Post
    yes. there is a new chair so easy to access from the sun bowl lodge it is to the right of the lodge very close to the parking lot.

    the glades were icy. i skiied yesterday and today. we got an inch or two last nite but got skiied off in the low angle glades.
    they are supposed to get 5" and that should be enuf to bring the glades back to life.
    The Sunriser 6 pack runs every day out of the Sunbowl, you're thinking of the solstice lift that hardly ever runs, and is pretty much a waste of time to take being right next to a detachable. To answer the original question, yes sunbowl is the place to start, much less crowded and you only have a short walk to the lift

  3. #13
    I haven't ventured into the woods at all this year unfortunately.
    SoVT

  4. #14
    Been shooting in and out of the woods all day. Definitely on the thin side especially after skiing much deeper bases in Maine. That hardpack underneath is VERY slick. But also a lot of untracked areas as well as some where the new snow packed into the base really well for some good turns. So good enough to ski a little bit but not really to ski glades all day. Groomers are in spiffy shape.
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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by NY DirtBag View Post
    Are you talking about the solstice lift? that lift is 18 years old.
    The actual Solstice lift is actually 33 years old. The Poma quad was originally installed in 1986 as the replacement for the original Sunbowl double chair (Heron) and then moved in 2001 when the Sunriser Express was installed. The same can be said for the South American lift which was once upon a time the North American lift going straight up North American (aka Frank's Fall Line) trail, it too was replaced by a HS 6 pack (URSA).

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  6. #16
    Thinking of hitting Stratton on Sunday given the snow potential Saturday night. How are the trees at Statton setting up? Are they skiable currently?

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Thinking of hitting Stratton on Sunday given the snow potential Saturday night. How are the trees at Statton setting up? Are they skiable currently?
    Skied all that were accessible from open trails yesterday (multiple times). There are a good amount of rocks poking thru, nothing that bothered us too much though. Lots of fresh if you strayed off the main paths. As long as you don't care about a few scratches on your bases I'm sure you'll enjoy.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by jaytrem View Post
    Skied all that were accessible from open trails yesterday (multiple times). There are a good amount of rocks poking thru, nothing that bothered us too much though. Lots of fresh if you strayed off the main paths. As long as you don't care about a few scratches on your bases I'm sure you'll enjoy.
    Thanks! Beating up skis have never been a concern here. Stratton glades are all new to me so would be interested in learning more and what trails they're accessible from.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Thanks! Beating up skis have never been a concern here. Stratton glades are all new to me so would be interested in learning more and what trails they're accessible from.
    Skied the two accessible off Polar Bear the weekend before Christmas and they were pretty doable, aside from the entrance to the one on skier's right. Two relatively short trails that are mostly tight but each open up for a bit. I don't think Stratton has ropes for their glades, so it's really ski at your own risk.
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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by spiderpig View Post
    Skied the two accessible off Polar Bear the weekend before Christmas and they were pretty doable, aside from the entrance to the one on skier's right. Two relatively short trails that are mostly tight but each open up for a bit. I don't think Stratton has ropes for their glades, so it's really ski at your own risk.
    I did notice one blocked with 2 sticks, it would have led to a closed trail I think. Not super familiar with the place, so not sure. We did each of the Polar Bear ones twice along with Shredwood Forest twice. There is also an unmarked one between Frank's and Tamarack that was pretty nice. Was a little worried it would pop us out onto the active race course, but it ran all the way to the bottom of it.

    Looks like the work road might be open now, that would allow access to West Pilot. Upper Middle Brook also now open. Lots of snowmaking going on yesterday.

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