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    mountain creek vs. blue mt. vs. camelback vs. shawnee

    creek is about 1:15, blue - 1:40, CB - 1:30 and shawnee - 1:15 from me.

    used to hit up m creek a few times when it was part of the maxpass last year. that was convenient. i take my family to vermont every other weekend and being able to hit up creek in between those weekends worked out really well for me.

    now on ikon pass this year. i haven't been able to do that this year and now i miss it, especially today. it would have been a great day to ski today.

    so i am seriously thinking about getting a season pass at one of those mountains for the next season. thought about the cats, but that takes additional 3 hours on the road so that option is out.

    not crazy about creek but it works for me. blue would be another good option but it is also the farthest. have not been to camelback and shawnee in 30 years so i don't really remember much other than them being really small.



    i typically get to creek by like 11am and lap that thing like 15-20 times depending on the crowd level and come home. not sure if i should just stick to creek or try out the pokes for a year.

    if you live in nyc metro and if you have an ikon, epic or mt collective, what is your filler pass?
    Last edited by gladerider; Mar 9, 2019 at 9:32 PM.
    gladerider

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    I live in NYC and get a pass to Blue. It is the furthest from me of the options you listed too (a little over two hours), but there is a great bump scene there and they always seed at least one trail. They are hosting a bump comp next Saturday too. Usually has a big turn out and draws some excellent bumpers.

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    Blue Mountain is the best skiing of those, but Shawnee is the most family friendly if had skiing little ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domeskier View Post
    I live in NYC and get a pass to Blue. It is the furthest from me of the options you listed too (a little over two hours), but there is a great bump scene there and they always seed at least one trail. They are hosting a bump comp next Saturday too. Usually has a big turn out and draws some excellent bumpers.
    Why not Platty at that point? About 4x better terrain & not much farther than the 2+ hours you mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Why not Platty at that point? About 4x better terrain & not much farther than the 2+ hours you mention.
    platty is 2:45 from me. realistically, it is like 3 hours one way. mt. creek is like 1:15.

    as mentioned i typically do stratton, killington or sugarbush on alternating weekends. i am trying to find a mt that i can hit on those non-vt weekends. i would like pick one near by that i can hit within 1:30 one way and the ones listed fit that profile.
    gladerider

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    Blue is offering a $100 discount on their season passes through the end of this month. Itís good through closing this year and next. It gets crowded there later in the morning on weekends but thatís probably true of all those that you mentioned. Theirs a season pass only lift gate that helps cut down the wait. Iíve been mainly skiing weekdays there this year and crowds havenít been an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gladerider View Post
    creek is about 1:15, blue - 1:40, CB - 1:30 and shawnee - 1:15 from me.

    used to hit up m creek a few times when it was part of the maxpass last year. that was convenient. i take my family to vermont every other weekend and being able to hit up creek in between those weekends worked out really well for me.

    now on ikon pass this year. i haven't been able to do that this year and now i miss it, especially today. it would have been a great day to ski today.

    so i am seriously thinking about getting a season pass at one of those mountains for the next season. thought about the cats, but that takes additional 3 hours on the road so that option is out.

    not crazy about creek but it works for me. blue would be another good option but it is also the farthest. have not been to camelback and shawnee in 30 years so i don't really remember much other than them being really small.

    i typically get to creek by like 11am and lap that thing like 15-20 times depending on the crowd level and come home. not sure if i should just stick to creek or try out the pokes for a year.

    if you live in nyc metro and if you have an ikon, epic or mt collective, what is your filler pass?
    Iím on Long Island and Iím gonna go with the bellayre/white face/ gore pass, $759 right now, ski the rest of this season and Ď19-20. Bell is about 2 hours from me and my go to mountain, gore and whiteface are 4 and 6 hours so they require a weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Why not Platty at that point? About 4x better terrain & not much farther than the 2+ hours you mention.
    Never been. I just ski the same zipper line over and over again until I’m worn out and go home. There’s a big crew of regular bumpers with a similar monomaniacal focus on zipper line mogul skiing at Blue too, which makes it fun. I only look for trees or steeps when there are no bumps to bash, so I don’t feel compelled to make the drive to North every weekend (at least until spring bump season on Superstar!).

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    My drive times are similar to yours & I've skied all 4 areas. For me Blue is head & shoulders above the others so I'll drive the extra 15 mins to get there. They offer a 3 pack at a discounted price before the season starts- the weekdays only pass is fairly cheap. Sounds like you ski midweek so instead of committing to a season pass up front you might go with a couple of 3 packs to see how you like it next season....
    If it's snowin' I'm goin'

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    I don’t like Camelback, it always seems to be icy and most of the trails are narrow. It’s been a long time since I’ve skied at Shawnee but I remember it being very short. Never been to the Creek, wouldn’t mind trying it one day.
    I’m a season pass holder at Blue Mountain, they have a decent variety of runs, although some dangerous intersections and you need to pay attention because most people are not. They make almost all the snow and do a pretty good job of it, especially this year, it seems dryer and more natural like. The crowds can be large on the weekends, it was a zoo yesterday but with the season pass, you get to use the VIP line, so I never waited more than 5 minutes. They have a pretty good bar seen as well

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