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Saddleback was prime last weekend, can't imagine anyone else has better conditions right now (maybe Stowe or Jay if anywhere????)
Clombed yesterday and rode hellbrook. Sweet stuff. First time i head down to $towe to ride... Felt like exploring south this weekend and the terrain was a lot of fun. Started off from smuggs. Didn't have time to lap on that side... But sqeezed ina small chute to finish things off. Perefect day!
Nice! I'm a BIG fan of Jay and had some great days there this year but it's hard to beat the terrain in the Notch!
. I wondered how it would be different in the winter? I wouldn't mind being out there when it's blowing and visibility isn't all good, maybe it keeps folks away?
I've been hanging at Smuggs and Stowe the last 2 weeks and natural coverage is still great!
Last weekend and yesterday I was up on the Chin and finding dry, mid-winter like snow. It was 19 degrees and windy at the base when I pulled in around 8am. Felt like February.
I'm still skiing the Chin down to 108 via Hellbrook if that tells you anything about base depth.
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I will definately go back for more... the main reason i stick w/ Jay is that there is not as much competition... you can get a late start and not worry about getting first tracks. Most of our areas are far and deep in the woods... so we don't compete with Inbound-Heros who go out exploring and sideskip down a line... That was my main concern with Mansfield... When we reached the summit, there was soooo many people up there... I wondered how it would be different in the winter? I wouldn't mind being out there when it's blowing and visibility isn't all good, maybe it keeps folks away?
I will definately be back for more next year! By parking on the smuggs side, it's 1h drive only... not that bad.
I normaly drive down to Stowe in the summer to ride. There are so many great trails within town limits.
Mansfield has just about everything you could ask of an East Coast mountain. An above tree line ridge, chutes, cliffs, open glades, tight glades, natural slides! If you ski from the Top of the Chin down to 108 you are getting maybe 2,800 ft of vertical. Hard to beat.
Really hard to beat skiing off the Chin. Hellbrook is one of, if not the, best well known off piste line in the east. Was just there last week. That run still blows me away.
yep! It had been a while since i've had the thrill of riding something as steep and sustained! I would love to rip a run down top to bottom without stopping... Maybe that's whati'll do next time: buy a ticket and run it 2-3 times in a day! You know, a nice snowy weekend in march... Still a good deal... Even at 90$.
Maybe that's whati'll do next time: buy a ticket and run it 2-3 times in a day! You know, a nice snowy weekend in march... Still a good deal... Even at 90$.
Have you made it out towards the Adam's Apple/Lake of Clouds area? Wondering what the situation is out there.