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If you live in the greater hartford area, where would you go skiing this weekend?

DPhelan

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Below are the deals and open mountains I've found so far. Anybody heard anything else or want to weigh in?
I live in Canton and my legs aren't ready for a full day of knee dropping yet. Mohawk and Butternut would be the easiest drive, but probably the least open terrain

Liftopia deals



Stratton: $51Mt. Snow: $49
Jiminy: $48
Okemo: $68




Regular Priced Options


Mohawk: $58 (3/4 open trails are greens)
Butternut opens Saturday: $45
Bromley: $68 (they were cheaper last weekend, but were still listed as $68 on website)
 

ss20

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Okemo. They've got a lot of terrain open. And they added Jackson Gore today. Most terrain in the East, I do believe.
 

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Find a friend and go to Killington for the 2 for 1. Worth the hike. Check out my report from yesterday. Cascade should be a go for the weekend. Do some squats and wall sits and get the legs ready.
 

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When comparing the Killington Okemo snow reports, I found that Okemo and Killington have the same amount of trail millage, but Okemo has 100 more acres and more top to bottom routes.
 

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When comparing the Killington Okemo snow reports, I found that Okemo and Killington have the same amount of trail millage, but Okemo has 100 more acres and more top to bottom routes.
This happens every year.

Killington is farther north, with more high altitude terrain. They have been pounding the mountain at every opportunity, and have been at it longer than Okemo. I cannot believe Okemo has blown more snow.

That leaves 2 possibilities:
Okemo is painting thinner.
Okemo has opened more easy terrain, which requires less snow depth. See above.

Killington has 6 black runs open with lots of cover: Upper Downdraft, Superstar, Mousetrap, lower Skyelark, Highline and East Fall open, with Cascade on the cusp. Plus all the other stuff. Compare that to what Okemo has. Choose your terrain, choose your drive time, choose your lift ticket deal, choose wisely.

Door to door to K is 2 3/4 hr, plus a gas stop.
 

C-Rex

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Killington is definitely the best bet. The terrain has been skiing really well, they have more open than anyone by far (I don't know how Okemo keeps saying they have the most open), and with the roads in good shape the drive is much quicker than it will be later in the winter. Last weekend I made it there from Hartford in 2.5 hours with a gas/bathroom/food stop on the way. Throw in the 2 for 1 deal and it's a no-brainer. I'll be heading up Saturday.
 

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I thinking of Mountainsnow for Sunday but that because I can get their in 3.5 hours. For both days go a future North to Killington they started making snow months ago.
 

ScottySkis

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sick! nice find. anybody else heading north this weekend? and is anything in NY worth considering?

Maybe by Buffalo.

Catskills has been very warm for any snow making we have several trails open at the 3 big Catskills hills. Don't think Gore and Whitesface have to many trails open yet.
 

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Okemo. They've got a lot of terrain open. And they added Jackson Gore today. Most terrain in the East, I do believe.

Yup, once they open they crank on the snow making and opening trails! I watch their interactive map just to see updates!
 

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After some PT on the hammy, considering an easy goes it day at okemo tomorrow..... Nice easy turns Mach snail.. Just to get the blood flowing. Still a little worried about the acl risk, so may reconsider. Only concern is it will be concrete- And fast. I'll get up and see how it feel as- and how much snow fell of course...
 
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