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Old 06-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
Im planning to go to New york in the period of christmas and i wanna go ride somewhere. Im a real begginer an i'll go with my family. Im thinking in Killington,camelback or hunter mountain, wich one is better? Any other better sugestion? It can't be far from NYC and can't be so expensive.
P.S:Sorry for my english,i'm brazilian and i'm still studying it.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
Im planning to go to New york in the period of christmas and i wanna go ride somewhere. Im a real begginer an i'll go with my family. Im thinking in Killington,camelback or hunter mountain, wich one is better? Any other better sugestion? It can't be far from NYC and can't be so expensive.
P.S:Sorry for my english,i'm brazilian and i'm still studying it.
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Define far. Killington is a good 5 hours. If you are all beginners that seems like a lot of driving and mountain(or more speicfically lift ticket price) for what you need. Look around in the Catskills/Berkshires would be my opinion.

Where are you normally from? <--- my bad. you are from out of country I see.

Camelback or Hunter would probably be ok at 2hrs away. Killington I'd rule out for more than just the distance. In the Berkshires you also have Butternut and Catamount both of which are pretty good smaller resorts.

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Old 06-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also keep in mind that's pretty early in the season for out there. Almost all the resorts should be open but with limited runs open and holiday crowds, runs at some places are gonna be overloaded. Id highly suggest one of the smaller off the beaten track resorts.
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Beginner if going to Poconos
I would recommend Jackfrost Jack Frost Big Boulder | Where snow comes first . Lots of bunny slopes and never crowded, with a good range of more experienced slopes as well
usually they also have discount coupons available.
The only downside is that the runs are usually short and if you are planning full day/night then at 4pm you have to move to their sister mountain big boulder (included in lift ticket)
Not too far from NYC (approx 1.5 hours)
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A friend of mine rides Camelback. It's a good resort but, I've been told that since it is so close to NYC, the weekends and holidays there are a REAL shitshow! (...meaning crowded as hell with busloads of ignorant tourists, NooBs and gapers everywhere!) So if you can swing it with your trip schedule,.. Definitely suggest you try to shoot for mid week riding!

Also, when your trip time gets near, check with "liftopia" website. You may find some real deals on lift tickets/passes. It's a legit discount site that many resorts post their lift ticket deals on.
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Yes we are all beginners so we dont need all the trails. Im planning to stay about 4 days in the mountain. If i go in the mid of the week to camelback do you think that gonna be crowded?
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Yes we are all beginners so we dont need all the trails. Im planning to stay about 4 days in the mountain. If i go in the mid of the week to camelback do you think that gonna be crowded?
Depends on if it's midweek before or after xmas. All of the schools will have the from the 24th - new year off so they will be more crowded than a typical mid week. Plus with lots of kids that means more beginners than normal, so more crowded beginner slopes and lessons. Unfortunately it looks like New Year is a Thursday, so that means it'll be crowded until jan 5th or so given it runs into a weekend.

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+1 on shitshow,

I have a house right between Camelback,JFBB,Montage Shawnee mountains.

Camelback, best Drop, but most Crowded (read that long lift line), also decent park

JFBB, Tame Crowds, but shorter runs, 30,30,30 split between beginner , intermediate,Advanced, Nice Parks

Shawnee greens more challenging, decent bunny slope and decent advanced, but small and crowded

Montage, not great intermediate or beginner, but decent advanced slopes

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If beginners make sure you take lessons

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What about before christmas? 16 to 20 mountain and 20 to 26 NYC what do you think? Camelback looks very nice and have trails for all levels of xperience.
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What about before christmas? 16 to 20 mountain and 20 to 26 NYC what do you think? Camelback looks very nice and have trails for all levels of xperience.
From a crowd perspective it won't get any better midweek. That said, snow wise is tough to call. If you are going multi day a trip up to VT would be more doable if you need to chase the snow a bit and that time of year you will have no problem with finding a place to stay. If temps are low the smaller local stuff south of Vermont can sometimes offer more as they blow a lot snow in preparation for xmas vacation week.
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