Opinion: Best run(s) at Sugarbush - Page 9

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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    But the question is - did you hit Tuna speed?
    He already told you 44mph on a freshly groomed Ripcord... the answer is no. Unless the wind was blowing uphill limiting speed. Tuna Speed is going as fast as you can within limits (assuming you actually can ski fast).
    2019/2020 season [*powder day]

    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2*]

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by flakeydog View Post
    To the subject at hand:
    Best trail with the worst name --> Black Diamond (you can leave out the "Rush")
    Best to rip bumps like a hero --> Morningstar
    Best overall classic run --> Bravo - Encore (lots of vert, good names)
    Best trail that used to have some trees --> Tumbler
    Best run that is under-utilized/under-appreciated --> Lower Castlerock Run
    Best name conversion from Glen Ellen to SB --> High Road becomes Exterminator (worst- see "Black Diamond")
    Best classic run not on Castlerock --> Paradise (has a nice Fall Line at MRG feel to it)
    Trail that I have the hardest time skiing by without taking --> Moonshine.
    Spot on

  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by Orca View Post
    add a few more

    Bear
    Tres Amigos
    The Mother
    Three Sisters
    Cat's Paw
    Nottingham
    Just when I think I've got a good grasp on most of the unnamed lines.... I see about 5 in here between yours and Hawks list that I'm unfamiliar with. More to learn and more to explore! Love it!!

  4. #84
    A few more:
    Connie's
    Slip 'n Slide
    Emerald Forest
    Forbidden Forrest
    Valerie's
    Huey's
    Annie's Cherry
    and my favorite LoR

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Either you are making those up or you have renamed existing runs. I have been around a long time and have skied with most of the people who created and named the runs. I have never heard of any of these.
    I cannot speak to the other names, yet "Monkey's Paw" very definitely exists and is the name that has been used for that particular "trail" at least since the 90's.....

  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by Orca View Post
    Spot on
    Must you share L Castlerock ?
    Snipers at entrance will hopefully take out the seekers . . .

    Sucks there - don't go - water bars, rocks and barely enough snow to cover ground.

    List is near perfect - and see how more ( by 1) are at Mellon?

    Idea: Remove all tree skiing entrance signs. More than enough people know now - more than enough.

  7. #87
    Few more...

    Best bumps not at North --> Spillsville (Mall right behind)
    Best route to HG not involving Downspout --> Domino
    Alternative to best overall classic run --> Exterminator to Tumbler (Bonus- Upper Bravo to Lower Ext over to tumbler)
    Run you would be least likely to find yourself on --> Southbound
    Best chance of a "free stone grind" on a run --> Hammerhead (upper)
    Acreage booster award --> Upper Crackerjack
    Still hanging in there --> Snowflake
    Funnest trail hidden in plain sight --> Lower Birdland
    "Jekyll and Hyde" award --> Organgrinder, then FIS
    Trail I will always ski no matter how old I get --> Sleeper (even when it is swarming with kids)

    Yes, lots of love for Mt Ellen, tall and lots of directly accessible vertical, and no crowds. Not a ton of Castlerock on the list, I love Castlerock but if there is a significant line, I simply go elsewhere. Where, you ask? See the list...

  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by flakeydog View Post
    Trail I will always ski no matter how old I get --> Sleeper (even when it is swarming with kids)
    Completely with you on this one. It's been a favorite for years. I love a warm up of Birch Run -> Hot Shot -> Sleeper

  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by flakeydog View Post
    Few more...

    Funnest trail hidden in plain sight --> Lower Birdland
    I cited Lower Birdland way back on page 1. After all these pages, you're the only other person to mention it.

    But I think you've just identified the problem. The trail is a blast with a goofy cross-slope and good rhythm to the moguls. But it doesn't look like fun from the lift. It looks like something stupid, and a good way to scratch up your skis.

  10. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by p_levert View Post
    I cited Lower Birdland way back on page 1. After all these pages, you're the only other person to mention it.



    But I think you've just identified the problem. The trail is a blast with a goofy cross-slope and good rhythm to the moguls. But it doesn't look like fun from the lift. It looks like something stupid, and a good way to scratch up your skis.
    The scratching and scraping sounds have deterred me more than once. And when I have skied it after hearing those sounds, it lived up to my icy expectations.

    Edit: I guess that's Upper Birdland I was thinking. I always ski Lower Birdland... nice bumps and I like that funky fall line. Dumps you to the left but there's a couple spots to hang right and get a better fall line.

    Edit again: I guess that's Murphey's Glade I was thinking about as "Upper Birdland" before. Luckily I have a Sugarbush trail map hung on my living room wall to easily reference. (wife let me put 4 trail maps up as part of redecorating lol)
    2019/2020 season [*powder day]

    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2*]

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