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Ski New England Bitch thread

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I understand one of the perks of working patrol is pre-running trails on a powder day. Letting the “special ones” load up and get the goods while you stand in line is not cool. Likely happens outside NE.

Ruining interesting trails, by cutting them wide so they become boulevards. This was covered in an earlier thread.
 
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I admit im not a big fan of Eastern skiing..yet i go every week when im not out west or Europe. What skiing these sometimes crappy conditions does for us is it allows us to handle any condition no matter where we are. If im out west or Europe and its raining..or socked in by fog, or icy moguls..its no problem. Fair weather skiers and boarders ..maybe not so much. I know people who live here but will only ski out west. They dont do very well when things turn to shit. They want blue skies and powder..or theyre in the bar. Ok. Im out there.

The majority of skier visit numbers are by weekend warriors that only ski a few days a season. They aren’t into it the same as die hards. It’s an escape and a quick getaway from the regular, mundane 9 to 5 Monday through Friday working lifestyle. There’s nothing wrong with that and I can totally understand how coming from that perspective they don’t want to deal with cold, crappy conditions. I mean, string on a cold af lift ride to ski boiler plate under dismal and depressing grey skies isn’t really that much fun and when you add in the coats it’s pretty easy to see how most folks would chooses something else to be doing.
 
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Haha! The folks that complain about walking on these ski forums crack me up!
Agreed.

My only"complaint" - complete with scare quotes because I don't actually think it's a big deal - is when I make it back to my car at the end of the day dripping in sweat after it has warmed up and I need to hike back to the car. Not super fun, but not that big a deal. A little walking is just part of the bargain.

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If Reverse Traverse is something you bitch about you clearly know nothing about SB. Are you going to complain about the stairs from the parking lot too?

That's at least a legitimate complaint.

I hate all the damn Speed Traps trying to take my drinking money away.

Every radar detector I've ever bought has paid for itself, with the caveat that you need one of the top-of-the-line makers. I'm > 20 years brand loyal to Escort.
 

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I know people who live here but will only ski out west.

Those people aren't really skiers.

It's one thing to prefer western skiing, which is obvious. It's quite another to never ski anywhere in the east, which 100% means you're just not that into skiing.
 
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Its called being nice..to your wife..who is willing to get the 730 chair saturday and sunday..not many wives on that line..
Totally rational to try to make things easier so you can get out more often/earlier. Not to mention, it's not particularly challenging to carry two pairs of skis. Got used to it racing as a kid.

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I don't know. My friend George lives in the North end of Boston, takes the Thursday afternoon shuttle to SLC every other week. He skis 40 to 50 days a year at Snowbird and says he is done with eastern skiing. I would call him a real skier.
 

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Those people aren't really skiers.

It's one thing to prefer western skiing, which is obvious. It's quite another to never ski anywhere in the east, which 100% means you're just not that into skiing.

Sorry, but if I had the choice, I would 100% be skiing out west exclusively.
 

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Cornhead, I can't believe I stepped into that 'NY is not part of New England' trap:-D Shows you I'm not a New Englander.
Here's a replacement photo from Stowe, VT:
stowe lookout double.jpg

OK pics, but like is something in those supposed to make someone want to ski NE? Snow looks lousy in all of them. Typical NE "skiing".

Didn't expect this comment, but it fits the theme of the thread. And made me dive deeper into photo file.
Sugarloaf pow
sugarloaf powder.jpg

Saddleback wind drift
saddleback powder.jpg

Sugarbush mini powder day
sugarbush powder.jpg

MRG serious powder day
mad river powder.jpeg
 
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Sorry, but if I had the choice, I would 100% be skiing out west exclusively.
I think this is precisely his point. It would be silly to argue you'd rather ski your favorite eastern mountain over your favorite western one. Skiers that live in the northeast don't have the time/means to ski often enough out west to consider themselves diehard (except for Hawk's buddy George and other presumably very rare exceptions).

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