Wow - I think you are LUCKY to only be an hour away! We are 3 hours away from our local mountain in Big Bear and 6 hours to Mammoth. We can't make a day trip with that drive time so we rent a place for the winter in Big Bear and stay for the weekends and holidays with our seaon passes.
I agree with the others that we would rather ski every weekend rather than just take one long trip a season. Even if our snow is mostly man made also.
Thanks guys. I guess I was just looking at it like Utah, Colorado, and Oregon being like snowboarder Meccas- One of the things you just have to experience at one time or another. You're totally right though, every other day beats just a week. It just sucks that my "local" mountains are 1 hour+ away. Any other good resorts in the North-east to make a weekend trip out of?? You can tell I don't really travel too far from home!! :b
I learned to snowboard at 50! woo hoo!
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