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Ski Areas in the East with 1,000 vertical glades

spiderpig

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100% Growler, Centerpiece, and Julio are over 1,000 feet vertical at a minimum. You don't lose more than a few dozen vertical feet getting to or running out of those glades. Heck with Growler and Julio if you miss the entrance you'll be at the second-to-last tower on both the Superstar and Bear quads.
The ones at Bear Mountain start below 3,200 and Spacewalk is between 2,200 and 2,400. Julio is closer, depending on where you come out on Flume, but it still looks like less, 3,600 to above 2,600.
 

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jimmywilson69

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Do the Bear Mountain glades at Killington count per the original criteria of no cross roads? I think Outer Limits is about 1200 vertical, so they definitely have enough drop.
 

skiur

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Do the Bear Mountain glades at Killington count per the original criteria of no cross roads? I think Outer Limits is about 1200 vertical, so they definitely have enough drop.

Problem is that growler and centerpiece don't start from the top of bear, they start off of OL express so that puts them just under 1000 feet. Bears ass started at the top but not anymore, it's devil's den now and also does not start on the top (well the entrance is still there but always roped off, the official entrance is below the cliff drop)
 

Glade Monkey

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Since King Pine lift at Sugarloaf is just over 1000' vertical, the two glades to the east should be too since they are longer
Cant Dog 1
Cant Dog 2

Plus most of the ones in Brackett Basin
Birler 1
Birler 2
Edger 1
Edger 2
Sweeper 1
Sweeper 2
Rough Cut

Plus the ones on Burnt Mtn
Androscoggin
Little Androscoggin
Kennebec

Finally, the one to the farthest West of the mountain - Barber Chair
 

Harvey

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Would think one or more of the Burnt Ridge glades at Gore would qualify. Lift is listed as 1437.

Abenaki, Barkeater and Cirque are all greater than 1000. Boreas might be too.

All handled by a "private" HSQ that only serves 2 trails and a connector trail to the North Quad.

Which makes it even better, for now. This won't last.

Gore Cirque glade 1432 vert + longest in East blows away the posers

And it's the 4th best glade served by that lift.
 
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Spent a half hour going over the suggestions looking at resort maps and caltopo and the following qualify or are at least close enough guessing start and finish elevations

Maine:
Black Mountain of Maine East Bowl
Sugarloaf. Burnt mountain, Bracket Basin (might be rounding up on this one)
Sunday River Ovation, Chutzpah

New Hampshire
Cannon Kinsman
Loon Walking Boss

Vermont
Burke The Jungle to Wayne’s World
Killington Julio
Mt Ellen Slidebrook
Stratton Test Pilot

New York
Gore cirque glades
 

jaytrem

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Barkeater
Abenaki
Boreas

Also must be something at Mad 1000 feet?
Too many trails cutting across the mountain. Pretty sure the out of bounds stuff would qualify, but it's not on the map.
 

Tonyr

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100% Growler, Centerpiece, and Julio are over 1,000 feet vertical at a minimum. You don't lose more than a few dozen vertical feet getting to or running out of those glades. Heck with Growler and Julio if you miss the entrance you'll be at the second-to-last tower on both the Superstar and Bear quads.
Julio is my favorite run at Killington. Some of the best tree skiing in VT.
 
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