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  1. #21
    Absolutely! They are perfect areas for cruising.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    Crowds are my biggest complaint with soVT terrain is 2nd but if someone was looking for blues and greens they are good for that.


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  2. #22
    We bought a condo at Bromley specifically because a large portion of our ski days are major holidays and we did not want to deal with the crowds we experienced at the major resorts. This has worked out. A few comments:

    The groomed expert trails, with the possible exception of upper Corkscrew, ski more like high intermediate trails (a couple of the ungroomed trails, with good snow, are also doable by high intermediates). If your family can handle this, then the East Side Blue Ribbon Quad will be a focus and experiences significantly less traffic than the HSQ.

    Also keep in mind that the Sun double (3/4 lift) and Alpine double (1/2 lift) access good green/blue terrain (and get you to the Blue Ribbon Quad) and often have small lines vs. HSQ. So if riding a slower lift is better than standing and waiting for a HSQ then they are decent options for peak times.

    And of course there's the obvious - good snow (fingers crossed) and holidays always bring some crowding regardless. 8:30 bell to 10:00; then around lunch, and after 2 are the off peak hours.....
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  3. #23
    Black mtn in nh would be a good place for a novice next weekend. The crowding on some of the popular areas will be far more intimidating than the pitch angle of the slope

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Bretton Woods would be a good choice

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    Bretton Woods is the mountain OP is looking for. I was up there a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed Dougs Drop and the pitch on a few of the other tucked away black diamonds. But it's pretty much the easiest "big" mountain in the north east and not a bad one either with the awesome grooming and lots of tree skiing and some weird /technical woods trails.
    2019/2020 season

    Berkshire East [12/20, 1/7, 1/10, 1/22, 1/24]
    Bretton Woods [1/3, 1/30]
    Cannon [2/19]
    Gunstock [1/2]
    Mad River Glen [1/29, 2/11]
    Magic [3/1, 3/8]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

  5. #25
    I was at Butternut today and thought of this thread.

    That entire hill is a green circle. even the black diamonds are easy.

    They do a great job at keeping a good snow surface. I was impressed today I thought is was going to be crap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    Black mtn in nh would be a good place for a novice next weekend. The crowding on some of the popular areas will be far more intimidating than the pitch angle of the slope
    I love Black but very shallow base right now and snow making is that prime there nor grooming. Bretton woods is a good choice for the OP.
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Pez View Post
    I was at Butternut today and thought of this thread.

    That entire hill is a green circle. even the black diamonds are easy.

    They do a great job at keeping a good snow surface. I was impressed today I thought is was going to be crap.
    Butternut is one of my first great ski memories as a kid. I've been a handful of times, last was 5 or 6 years ago teaching my wife to ski.

    There is certainly something to be said for these small-medium areas when they can easily cover the acreage with snowmaking and conditions management, and on a weekday you've got the place to yourself.

    When these smaller ski areas up their game it really opens up options for short drives and quality turns.
    2019/2020 season

    Berkshire East [12/20, 1/7, 1/10, 1/22, 1/24]
    Bretton Woods [1/3, 1/30]
    Cannon [2/19]
    Gunstock [1/2]
    Mad River Glen [1/29, 2/11]
    Magic [3/1, 3/8]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by slatham View Post
    We bought a condo at Bromley specifically because a large portion of our ski days are major holidays and we did not want to deal with the crowds we experienced at the major resorts.
    Great choice, Bromley is heaven if you want to zoom groomers and rarely have to avoid another human. Or ride the lift with one if you're there on a week day.

    I've got 4 Ski VT passes and one will be used at Bromley. Usually when I'm there it's hero snow, sometimes windblown at the top.

    I don't rate their black diamonds as blues, although I note you said "groomed expert trails", it's worth mentioning that Havoc and a couple of the others have a nice pitch. I also *really* like their groomed blacks, it's hard to find similar terrain and especially not being skied off by large crowds in the region.

    Saving my Bromley day for when the sun's out and it's a couple days after a decent dump.
    2019/2020 season

    Berkshire East [12/20, 1/7, 1/10, 1/22, 1/24]
    Bretton Woods [1/3, 1/30]
    Cannon [2/19]
    Gunstock [1/2]
    Mad River Glen [1/29, 2/11]
    Magic [3/1, 3/8]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

  9. #29
    bromley is the only major vermont area i have not skied (i havent been to middlebury or suicide six either, but don't really count them as major). i love peru and jj hapgoods, and obviously have a lot of love for londonderry and magic. need to hit bromley eventually.

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    Bromley has good glades..used to go there on bus trips and would hit the blue glades..but I know they have steeper ones. Its a South facing mountain so does get sun baked. But no crowds...
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