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Your Favorite Glade/Tree Runs

abc

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This is an off-shoot of the other thread ("hardest glade").

There's a reason Angel Food is highly regarded even if not especially difficult. There are certainly a lot of "glades" that ski more like bobsled runs (top 1/2 of 19th Hole qualifies as such).

We could do another post on "Favorite Glade/Tree runs" and perhaps the answers would be somewhat different instead of just trying to think of the hardest ones to properly ski.

In that case I'd mention Valhalla and Timbuktu at Jay instead of the chutes.
Some of the stuff mentioned in here for being difficult kind of sound like they suck. I prefer flow for skiing trees, not that weird two turns to close out to traverse to whatever. I guess that stuff is “hard” but is it really fun?
I'm sure what's "flow-able" is skill and experience dependent. Expert skiers who ski steep tight trees a lot will be able to flow in much steeper/tighter trees than I could. So, what's fun for some of you may not be fun for myself.

Also, if it's your home mountain, you may have memorized those "2 turns to close out to traverse" so it become automatic you don't think about it any more. All you're after is the flowy woods the rest of the way.

And there's also the exclusivity factor. Tight, steep glades get skied by fewer skiers therefore the snow stays in better shape longer. So there's a legit motivation to embrace the challenge of steep tight trees. Provided it still got plenty of different lines to spread out the traffic so it doesn't turn into luge runs.

So, it's a balance, on how steep and tight a glade is to be fun. And that "fun" point is different for different people.

I for one, very much appreciate the help of all of you who frequent the woods to point me to the right patches (and sometimes it's the specific lines that makes a huge difference in flowy-ness). I'm a ski nomad and don't have a home mountain that I know all the ins and outs. I'm slowly picking up on the good FUN woods with the help of you all. This to me, is the best part of this forum.

So go ahead, name your favorite FUN, FLOW-Y glades!
 
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spiderpig

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Test Pilot at Stratton and Timbuktu at Jay. I go for the long ones with enough space to see about ten turns ahead. I took West Pilot (on the other side, easier glade) at Stratton for the first time last year, and that is pretty nice, except it gets too flat.
 

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followed a couple snow covered ski patrollers at Waterville(I know you guys hate this place) and found awesome untracked in some special spots. those are the runs I think about often. nice spaced trees and no luge tracks.
 

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Magic - too many to list (and some I can't reveal)! Full gamut depending up conditions and mood.

As far as a "gladed" trail, hard to beat Goniff!
 

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Casablanca (pick a number) at Saddleback

The woods next to Olympic at Mt Snow are a real gem as well

Valhalla, Kitz and North Glade at Jay

Bracket Basin @ Sugarloaf

Stratton I would say West Pilot Glades has the best flow/longest

Abenaki / Boreas / Bark Eater on Burnt Ridge at Gore (they would all make the cut for flow and duration)

Stowe whatever the woods to skiers left below the big turn on Nosedive are called, Angel Food too

Cobrass Woods at Bolton

Smuggs: Bermuda and Shakedown

Bretton Woods some of the stuff off the T-bar (or on the traverse over to it) is real nice like this too

Killington my picks would be Patsy's / Throne / Scarecrow or frankly Anarchy/Julio/Jaunita too

Most glades at Pico
 
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KustyTheKlown

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smuggs - in general, on map and off.

stowe - chin clip woods, angel food, big tits, beyond bypass, the unnamed (? - theres a homemade sign in there, in french, i forget what it says tho) and technically closed microblast zone next to goat

magic - woods skier's right of upper red line, the wardrobe, seance>white tiger>dissapearing act

mount ellen - exterminator woods

k - julio/juanita/anarchy

tons more. tree skiing is what makes eastern skiing interesting.
 
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Roz at Bretton Woods is quite the glade trail. Long, not steep, very fun. Also, the sign for it is in the middle of another glade (Rosebrook Glades) and very easy to miss so it doesn’t get skied a lot.


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drjeff

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The trials on the Northface of Mount Snow

Low Rider off of Snowdon at Killington
 

MG Skier

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I agree on Magic, but I don't know the "secret ones" yet!
Still working on skiing the glades better.

I am partial to Glades at Jay, as I learned to ski them there under the close watch of some ski friends. It took me awhile to have the confidence to ski in between the white birch trees in the Expo Glade, lookers Left of the FREEZER at Jay.

How about anything untracked for the win?
 

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Semi Tough Woods at Mt Ellen is low angle with a lot of options to pick a path down with not a lot of traffic


 

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Semi Tough Woods at Mt Ellen is low angle with a lot of options to pick a path down with not a lot of traffic



I'll second that one. I've also been enjoying the woods between Looking Good and Upper Rim Run at Mt Ellen lately.
 

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For flowy glades at SR, Last Tango, Yetiville, Celestial Wizards Gulch and Blind Ambition (single diamond version off Lolla) are super flowy and fun, Tango/Celestial/Wizards have more pitch than the other two.

Loon has Walking Boss Woods that are very flowy with pitch and the two lower glades near seven Brother's are flowy as well with much less pitch though I'm not sure if they were bermed up or not from the new bike park.

Sugarbush's mentions all great.

Killington I'd add The Stairs and Growler to the list of flowy.

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My favorite marked glade is Valhalla at Jay followed closely by Julio at Killington. I love Jay Peak I just wish it wasn't so far away!

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