Labrador vs Toggenburg vs Song? - Page 2

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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    You know that smallish mountains can be fun on tele.
    Exactly why I ditched the alpine gear and ski Tele exclusively. After spending 10 years in the rockies in my 20s-30s I moved back home to CNY and need an outlet so I didn't try and kill myself with boredom riding what I did as a kid (I started skiing at age 4.) I started skiing tele part time before I moved out west and split my time 50-50 while I was there. Going all in when I came back was an easy choice. The latest AT gear is likely the only thing that piques my interest in fixing my heel these days.


  2. #12
    I agree with the Tele comments, heels free!!!!

    That said Togg has plenty of good forest skiing on decently steep pitches when there is enough snow, not that often. Forest skiing is tighter than glades. Im told that Song has some good woods but I usually ski there late in the year when snowpack is limited. The glade at Lab is great when enough snow, get as far right as you can all the way down to the road. Greek is too far and too expensive.

  3. #13
    So in the end, I chose Song for a day of skiing (last Saturday), mainly because they had the most runs open.

    Trail map: https://www.skicny.com/song/trail-map/

    When I drove up I noticed two things right away. First, the two runs on the left are actually pretty steep. And then second, WTF, the chairlift to those two steep runs was closed! I found it really strange that a lift would be closed on a Saturday in February. But this was part of a pattern, this ski area is being run on the cheap and may not be around in 5 years.

    It's a pleasant place with a wide variety of runs accessible from the main group of lifts. It wasn't really that hard to traverse to the far left to ski Jupiter and Otto's. You could also do the liftline of the A chair and that was fun. There were some nice cruisers (18/19 - Chopsticks/Crossover). The green run Sentimental Journey (1) is very scenic, as you start with a view of a finger lake and then end up with an expansive view at the front of the mountain. There were even some fun trees between Ottos (3) and Mixing Bowl (8 ), although coverage was pretty thin.

    So, all in all, a decent place assuming there's enough natural snow. If it's a bad snow year, I assume that only a small portion of the runs would be covered. The owner has limited resources...

  4. #14
    This is a nice discount: http://skifingerlakes.com/mountain-pass/

    Wish I had known about this, I paid retail.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by p_levert View Post
    This is a nice discount: http://skifingerlakes.com/mountain-pass/

    Wish I had known about this, I paid retail.
    When I used that at Togg the lady at the ticket counter had no clue what it was. The manager came over and said something like..."I know what that is, I think you're the first person to use it all year". Was probably late February or March.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by p_levert View Post
    This is a nice discount: http://skifingerlakes.com/mountain-pass/

    Wish I had known about this, I paid retail.
    Not for residents of New York State, unfortunately.

    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by fbhidy View Post
    Not for residents of New York State, unfortunately.

    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
    Just need to get a McLovin Hawaii license.

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