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Stowe Thread

beyond.the.lodge

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Noticed that it doesn't really seem like there is a Stowe thread.

My question is what do you think are some of the easier blacks on the mountain? Thanks
 

kendo

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Main Street over on Spruce is a black but skis like a blue groomed or blue/ black ungroomed. It's usually groomed nightly. Main Street Race is also great if not closed for training or meets. Spruce Line and Whirlaway are shorter bump runs that don't get a ton of traffic.

Sensation HSQ that serves this area was always ski on weekdays so you can get alot of runs in. Skied 20+ weekdays last year and maybe waited for a chair a couple times. Not sure this year as New Jerseyites aren't allowed up there - easily!
 

kingslug

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Blue..black..theyre long and get bumped up in areas. Then if you want you can hop into Chinclip for a mile of moguls..thats off Gondolier. Blacks..Hayride, Nosedive..
To me it doesnt matter if its a blue, black , double d ..its all good. Spruce has some good stuff too..and its empty over there.
 

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Noticed that it doesn't really seem like there is a Stowe thread.

My question is what do you think are some of the easier blacks on the mountain? Thanks
We ski Stowe quite a lot. We know a person who owns a place at Okemo; he says the Blacks Okemo are like the steeper blues at Stowe. I'd say that's a pretty fair assessment. Nose Dive isn't all that steep but you need to make 3 turns, it's fairly narrow, and can get pretty scraped off. After the top it's just a steepish blue. Parts of Hayride are pretty steep. Centerline is a steepish blue if groomed but usually is bumped. Chin Clip off the gondi isn't that steep but it's almost always bumped. And once you're in, you're in. Not a lot of trails marked black that I'd call easy black but some of the blues might suffice. If you like bumps you have several options
 
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