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  1. #31
    Apparently you've either never been there, or you're delusional.
    12-13 Season
    Dec 10-? Whistles
    Jan 7-12 - SLC
    Feb 4-9 - SLC
    Mar 3-12 - Verbier
    April - Whistler
    Counting ski days at <1k berms:
    Life's too short to SKI THE EAST

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    They go west for the snow!

    You totally prove my point. You can easily get the same terrain in the east. But you don't get the snow in the east day in and day out.
    Apparently you've either never been there, or you're delusional. Name any ONE resort with the same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB. Just one.
    12-13 Season
    Dec 10-? Whistles
    Jan 7-12 - SLC
    Feb 4-9 - SLC
    Mar 3-12 - Verbier
    April - Whistler
    Counting ski days at <1k berms:
    Life's too short to SKI THE EAST

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    We stayed at The Lodge at Steamboat. This was a trip with 3 friends who ski/ride frequently and I actually had to be talked into going. I’m so glad I gave in. The place was a 9 minute walk to the gondola.
    Thanks Edd! My wife and I have been talking about going out West. Looking into a bunch of options at this point.
    SoVT

  4. #34
    "Apparently you've either never been there, or you're delusional. Name any ONE resort with the same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB. Just one."


    Let's assume that the weather is "on" in the east, I've had more fun at Stowe from a challenge perspective than I did at Steamboat or my most recent trip to Keystone. The terrain at Stowe is tougher than what you'll get at either of those places especially when you factor in the side country. I would say the same about Sugarbush challenge wise versus Steamboat or Keystone.

    Tony
    Last edited by Tonyr; Jan 17, 2020 at 7:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyr View Post
    The terrain options are better out west, the east really doesn't have any lift served bowl skiing which I'm not a huge fan of anyway. I will say that if the snow is good I've had just as much fun skiing the east as I've had anytime out west. (and didn't have to get on a plane) The problem with the east is the variable weather, it could snow 2 feet then pour down rain 3 days later ruining everything. We have to book our VT trips in advance then cross our fingers and hope for the best weather wise. Steamboat and the resorts out west really don't have that problem.
    As a retiree I can pick and choose my ski conditions in the east. When it's good I ski until it's not good anymore. Which is why the terrain out west would be much more of a draw for me than the snow.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyr View Post
    "Apparently you've either never been there, or you're delusional. Name any ONE resort with the same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB. Just one."


    Let's assume that the weather is "on" in the east, I've had more fun at Stowe from a challenge perspective than I did at Steamboat or my most recent trip to Keystone. The terrain at Stowe is tougher than what you'll get at either of those places especially when you factor in the side country. I would say the same about Sugarbush challenge wise versus Steamboat or Keystone.

    Tony

    "same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB".

    Steeps? What about trees? trail character? Size?, length? snow quality (on a bad day SB is waaaay better than any least coast berm),

    It's easy to pick ONE item that one area in NE MIGHT be better, but that wasn't the question, was it?
    12-13 Season
    Dec 10-? Whistles
    Jan 7-12 - SLC
    Feb 4-9 - SLC
    Mar 3-12 - Verbier
    April - Whistler
    Counting ski days at <1k berms:
    Life's too short to SKI THE EAST

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyr View Post
    "Apparently you've either never been there, or you're delusional. Name any ONE resort with the same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB. Just one."<br>
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    Let's assume that the weather is "on" in the east, I've had more fun at Stowe from a challenge perspective than I did at Steamboat or my most recent trip to Keystone. The terrain at Stowe is tougher than what you'll get at either of those places especially when you factor in the side country. I would say the same about Sugarbush challenge wise versus Steamboat or Keystone. <br>
    <br>Tony
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    <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">&nbsp;<br>"same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB". <br><br>Steeps? What about trees? trail character? Size?, length? snow quality (on a bad day SB is waaaay better than any least coast berm),&nbsp;<br><br>It's easy to pick ONE item that one area in NE MIGHT be better, but that wasn't the question, was it?</span>

  8. #38
    We just got back from Steamboat last night. 1/10-1/17. Great snow! Great timing! Great trees and bumps.

    We took a day off and did the Strawberry hot springs after skiing 3 straight days.

    We got to gondola line around 8:30ish Sunday. Took singles line and timed it at 22 minutes. Thought it would be over an hour by the size of it. Problem was the other way up, a chair was down with an electrical issue.

    Morningside had longest lines all week and those were not bad. Met a lot of Denver, Ft. Collins, Boulder folks there Saturday and Sunday. Weekdays were pretty empty
    form is a 4 letter word

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by big_vert View Post

    "same amount and character of terrain on the least coast as SB".

    Steeps? What about trees? trail character? Size?, length? snow quality (on a bad day SB is waaaay better than any least coast berm),

    It's easy to pick ONE item that one area in NE MIGHT be better, but that wasn't the question, was it?
    Wasn't it said earlier that the knock on Steamboat was the lack of challenging terrain? Don't get me wrong I loved skiing there and Keystone (where I just got back from) for that matter but there are mountains on the east coast that have much more lift served challenging terrain than what Steamboat and Keystone have which is why I mentioned Stowe and Sugarbush in that regard among others.



    I was at Mad River Glen (which is the mountain next to Sugarbush) today and launched off a few steep rock bands and a frozen waterfall all on inbounds trails. You won't find that type of terrain at Steamboat unless you hike to it.

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