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    Jiminy Peak First Time Skiing Black Diamond

    Hello,



    I will be skiing Jiminy Peak this MLK weekend 2020. I am a strong skier that can shred down all of the blues there, but I have yet to attempt any of the blue-black trails or any of the black trails there (mostly out of fear). Anyone have any recommendations for which black diamond to try there first as a good introduction to black diamonds?

    Thank you for your time.

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    I'd do that when conditions are good, a steep icy run is no place to build confidence.

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    Conditions should be good on Sunday. Definitely start on a blue-black. They're all pretty similar except Catacombs (which probably won't be open). Ace of Spades would be the easiest black if it doesn't have a terrain park, then I guess Upper Whirlaway just because it's the shortest and has a flat spot before Lower Whirlaway.
    2018-19:
    Killington: 10/20, 11/15, 5/4, 6/1
    Okemo: 11/16, 11/22, 11/24, 12/2, 12/15, 12/16, 1/25, 1/26, 3/8, 3/9, 3/23, 3/24
    Stratton: 11/23, 12/3, 2/22, 3/3
    Sugarbush: 12/1
    Catamount: 12/31, 1/19
    Mohawk: 1/21
    Stowe: 1/24
    Jiminy Peak: 2/9
    Mount Southington: 2/16
    Mount Snow: 2/23
    Pico: 3/2

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    x2 on conditions, that makes more of a difference.
    I'd rather ski a black in great conditions rather than blue in icy conditions.
    IMHO a black is often no more steeper than a blue, it just sustains that steepness longer throughout the trail.
    If you are "shredding" all the blues, you should have zero problem with most blacks.
    Last thing: One mountains blacks is another mountains blues, and vis a vi.
    Jay has black that are NUTS.
    Stratton has blacks that should be blue.

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    if you are asking about whether you are able to ski blacks at jiminy peak, you are not a "strong skier"

    good luck progressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    if you are asking about whether you are able to ski blacks at jiminy peak, you are not a "strong skier"

    good luck progressing.
    productive
    2018-19:
    Killington: 10/20, 11/15, 5/4, 6/1
    Okemo: 11/16, 11/22, 11/24, 12/2, 12/15, 12/16, 1/25, 1/26, 3/8, 3/9, 3/23, 3/24
    Stratton: 11/23, 12/3, 2/22, 3/3
    Sugarbush: 12/1
    Catamount: 12/31, 1/19
    Mohawk: 1/21
    Stowe: 1/24
    Jiminy Peak: 2/9
    Mount Southington: 2/16
    Mount Snow: 2/23
    Pico: 3/2

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    I would rather ski Jericho with snowmaking and a fresh groom over Cutter if it's icy bumps. Let the conditions guide you, not the trail ratings.

    Also I would just man up and ski Jericho anyway, it's kind of steep for a short while but stick to the left side and you should be able to find something for your skis to grip.

    How are the edges on your skis?
    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]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulR View Post
    x2 on conditions, that makes more of a difference.
    I'd rather ski a black in great conditions rather than blue in icy conditions.
    IMHO a black is often no more steeper than a blue, it just sustains that steepness longer throughout the trail.
    If you are "shredding" all the blues, you should have zero problem with most blacks.
    Last thing: One mountains blacks is another mountains blues, and vis a vi.
    Jay has black that are NUTS.

    Stratton has blacks that should be blue.
    Double blacks even

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    Start with some blue trails to assess the conditions. If it is icy, wait for another day. If conditions are good, try Upper Fox next.

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