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Ski New England Bitch thread

sull1102

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At Stowe you can practice hiking...up to the lift. My wife makes me carry her skis.

Took my first trip to Stowe this winter, as of now it’s where my season needed, and I was very surprised by how much walking there was to get to the base lifts. Only complaint about the whole place, and it’s a little tongue in cheek as almost every mountain has that issue.


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Took my first trip to Stowe this winter, as of now it’s where my season needed, and I was very surprised by how much walking there was to get to the base lifts. Only complaint about the whole place, and it’s a little tongue in cheek as almost every mountain has that issue.


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I think the traverse from the gondolas to the other lifts (and visa versa) are worse if you ski down too low. I make sure to traverse high but sometimes you get down toward the gondola and realize the line sucks and decide to cut across or are at the mid-mountain lodge.
 

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Our resorts are nothing when it comes to schlepping compared to European ones. Leaving your hotel it can be more than an hour to the top. Trains..gondis..lifts..t bars..
 

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That's at least a legitimate complaint.



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.


I switched to an Escort 360 a few years ago, before that I was a Valentine guy, they just did not keep up with the technologically until recently and of course Waze can be a ticket saver as well.
 

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1) Blue Hills is 800' too short.
2) The cut over from the Peabody to Cannonball lift is atrocious at Cannon.
 

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I'll reiterate the theme of icy slopes. Since I do quite a bit of day tripping, I often arrive at the slopes when they are either scrapped down to the ice or close to it, making for a crappy session. I really wish that mountains would keep some trails "in reserve", closed for first half of the day so day trippers could enjoy some freshly prepped surfaces. Or perhaps do some mid-day touch ups, kind of what a Zamboni sweep does for an ice skating rink. I don't really know if that is at all practical, but it would really welcome. Bigger mountains could probably do this.
After all these years of skiing the east, I can appreciate a well groomed slope where my edges can actually dig in even though it's just man made snow with a hard crust underneath.

One other bitch - traffic. I'm just so sick of crawling traffic on Friday afternoon/evening leaving Boston that I stopped doing weekend overnight trips. I hoard my vacation time so I can ski mid week (and week - away) and skip the traffic madness. Come to think of it, this isn't just an eastern problem. I can only imagine what's happening on Friday evenings in Denver during ski season.
 

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I'll reiterate the theme of icy slopes. Since I do quite a bit of day tripping, I often arrive at the slopes when they are either scrapped down to the ice or close to it, making for a crappy session. I really wish that mountains would keep some trails "in reserve", closed for first half of the day so day trippers could enjoy some freshly prepped surfaces. Or perhaps do some mid-day touch ups, kind of what a Zamboni sweep does for an ice skating rink. I don't really know if that is at all practical, but it would really welcome. Bigger mountains could probably do this.
After all these years of skiing the east, I can appreciate a well groomed slope where my edges can actually dig in even though it's just man made snow with a hard crust underneath.

One other bitch - traffic. I'm just so sick of crawling traffic on Friday afternoon/evening leaving Boston that I stopped doing weekend overnight trips. I hoard my vacation time so I can ski mid week (and week - away) and skip the traffic madness. Come to think of it, this isn't just an eastern problem. I can only imagine what's happening on Friday evenings in Denver during ski season.

Gunstock used to do a noon time groom.

Heard the ride to Tahoe can be a traffic nightmare as well. And slc on powder days. So traffic is everywhere


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?? OK, it gets icy really quickly but at least it's downhill.

I've always felt like that was one of the most likely places where I'll going to get injured by someone else who has lost control. By the end of the day, it is often a scraped off icy chokepoint
 

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2) The cut over from the Peabody to Cannonball lift is atrocious at Cannon.
The further-down connecting trail (Easy Link) is always in much better shape. Still dodgy on the steep section, but not nearly as icy as Big Link.
 

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The further-down connecting trail (Easy Link) is always in much better shape. Still dodgy on the steep section, but not nearly as icy as Big Link.
Oh.. you gave away the secret ;-)
There are days when lining up for Cannonball Quad is a bit like being a bowling pin. The Easy Link is often in much better shape than Big Link but the area right above where people line up for the quad is often sheer ice.
Actually, middle Cannon suffers from the same condition due to trail funneling at Rock Garden section - wicked icy!
 

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I dislike Bypass at Cannon, for the typically icy conditions. Always ski it faster and more out of control than I’d like.


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Could have missed it a few pages ago but I hate Loon MTN. Everyone just bombs down the mtn. Loon has so many intersections, I'm surprised no one has gotten seriously injured yet.
 

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The further-down connecting trail (Easy Link) is always in much better shape. Still dodgy on the steep section, but not nearly as icy as Big Link.

I wasn't really thinking of them as being different but yes Easy is better than Big but both of them stink for the aforementioned reason.

The food area layout at the Cannon base lodge is nearly unusable on busy weekends also. Total cluster.

Still my go-to mountain though.
 
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