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We got that much snow in 3 days here from the storm, enjoy your trip! You still didn't answer if your flying from YYZ though. Also, I didn't do anything wrong. Clicked the link you provided. Maybe its taxes or something... Though I'm on my phone timing contractions.
My Whistler trip? Flying out of Ottawa. I booked it 3 months ago when prices hit bottom.

You seem a little stressed and well, if you're timing contractions, it makes more sense

All the best

BTW....I'm just responding to your statement that it's $1.5-$2k to fly out west. Obviously, it's not

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...I'd rather ride some vertical, but to each their own
Here is what surprised me most about Tahoe...while it is AWESOME, and I loved every mountain I rode (I think I've only missed Donner and Sierra at this point), there really isn't that much difference in actual VERTICAL. Heavenly, for instance, boasts the highest peak in Tahoe at over 10,000', but virtually all of the ridable trails are only on the top half of the mountain. Yes, you can ride down to the parking lot on the California side, but that is just one trail (plus the diamond bump run). The rest of the mountain is up top, and has no more vertical than the good mountains in Vermont.

Mt. Rose is an awesome mountain that no one ever mentions...the highest base lodge at Tahoe. You START at over 8,000 feet, but still there is only about 2,000' of vertical. You'll get altitude sickness if you're not acclimated, but still only a couple of thousand feet. Stowe, Jay Peak, Sugarbush, and other Vermont mountains have the same vertical as most of the Tahoe mountains.

The funniest thing I experienced going out west is that while we were riding and loving it (our first trip was 2007, early January, no snow) the locals hated it, and constantly apologized for the horrible conditions...but it was POWDER to us! When we'd mention we usually ride Vermont, we got an odd kind of respect. We're the hardcore...if you can ride Vermont, the Ice Coast, you're hard core. Out at Tahoe they're all used to riding powder in t-shirts and hoodies. LOL!

It's all a matter of perspective.
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Stowe, Jay Peak, Sugarbush, and other Vermont mountains have the same vertical as most of the Tahoe mountains.
I've been a bit spoiled in my last few years out West as I rode Kicking Horse and Revelstoke. 4000+ feet of vertical and 2800+ acres versus Jay or Tremblant at 2000+ ft and 400 acres.

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...the locals hated it, and constantly apologized for the horrible conditions...but it was POWDER to us!
I know what you mean. When we rode the gondola out there during a pow day, the locals kept saying how crazy busy it was. To us, the line was only 6-7 gondola cars long and we're used to a wait of 40-50 cars at Tremblant.
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I've been a bit spoiled in my last few years out West as I rode Kicking Horse and Revelstoke. 4000+ feet of vertical and 2800+ acres versus Jay or Tremblant at 2000+ ft and 400 acres.
I totally get that...I want to ride Revelstoke. But those mountains aren't the norm. It seems like most good resorts, west or east, are in the 2,500' vert range. Of course there is Whistler and Revelstoke and the open bowls of Swuaw and the backside of Kirkwood. But those aren't what most people are riding. It's easy to find 2,500' of vert in Vermont. No dif than Tahoe. Except for the ice.
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went to Sutton this family day...oh, man, I only recommend it if you are expert skier who enjoy trees and mougol

the food there super expensive ...like robbery
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Gotta admit, I've never actually ridden Sutton, but we stopped by last year for a day off while at Jay Peak. It's pretty close. I was impressed...it looked like a lot of fun, with lots of blacks, double blacks and glades, and an impressive trail layout (check out the trail map). I'm looking forward to checking it out this year. Just mid-sized, 1,500 ft of vert, but really quiet and seemed to have that cool French vibe. Of course, I could be wrong...I never hear anyone talk about riding there.
I would say it is not very good for snowboarder. triple diamonds with mougols...can you do that with your snowboard
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went to Sutton this family day...oh, man, I only recommend it if you are expert skier who enjoy trees and mougol

the food there super expensive ...like robbery
Really?

I was there last year (only 1 day) on a powder day and it was awesome! Then again, I really like being in the trees (especially if its powdery) and loved the layout

Didn't find the food expensive either (but we packed lunch and only had snacks and beers in the bar after)

Each to their own I guess
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Really?

I was there last year (only 1 day) on a powder day and it was awesome! Then again, I really like being in the trees (especially if its powdery) and loved the layout

Didn't find the food expensive either (but we packed lunch and only had snacks and beers in the bar after)

Each to their own I guess
Damn…do they not groom it at all? I admit, even if we only get a few runs I'll be happy, as the two-day lift tickets are included in our room rate for $100/person, and also include one day at Jay Peak. I was just looking forward to doing a new mountain. And while I can certain ride blacks and double-blacks and moguls, I'm not thrilled by 'em. I got into the deep powder at Cannon last week, on those diamonds on the lake. Huge bumps. I certainly didn't it shred it, but the leg burn meant that I didn't do too many repeat runs!
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Le Massif de Charlevoix is easily the best place to ride in Quebec.
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Damn…do they not groom it at all? I admit, even if we only get a few runs I'll be happy, as the two-day lift tickets are included in our room rate for $100/person, and also include one day at Jay Peak. I was just looking forward to doing a new mountain. And while I can certain ride blacks and double-blacks and moguls, I'm not thrilled by 'em. I got into the deep powder at Cannon last week, on those diamonds on the lake. Huge bumps. I certainly didn't it shred it, but the leg burn meant that I didn't do too many repeat runs!
Yes they do groom the trails. I was there on sunday and everything was fine only couple of trails with moguls rest was groomed. Most of the moguls happens after all the fresh snow gets destroyed by skiers, other then that its all groomed apart from the trees as for food its regural ski resort prices, best to go down to town and bring your own lunch.
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