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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Stratton or Smuggs?

Each year there is a snowboarding group that plans a trip to Stratton in the beginning of March and a trip to Smuggs at the end of March. The trip to Stratton is about $75-100 more expensive than the trip to Smuggs.

Which trip would you guys choose?

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Smuggs! It is bigger, top-to-bottom, bigger in skiable acres, and bigger, by 100inches, in annual snowfall. The only things it won't be bigger on are cost and crowds.

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I've never been to Smuggs but either way for me it would depend on the snow conditions. I don't know how Smuggs is at the end of March. I'd go wherever had more snow.
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stratton is flat and the gondola is horrid, smuggs have any of that?
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Flatton Stratton....I still have a $75 voucher from there going back 8 years that I need to use.
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omg i went to stratton once and i thought that the gondola would be sweet...well it sucks. its the only lift that goes from bot to top and the line to it is unbelieveably long. u always have those ski school fucks skipping the lines cuz theyre so fucking special.
other than that, the mtn isnt that bad.

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I have actually went to smuggs 2 years ago during the last weekend of march. The first day we got about 5 inches of snow.

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stratton is flat and the gondola is horrid, smuggs have any of that?
The first peak is very flat, not good for snowboarding at all.

The middle peak (Madonna) and the 3rd peak (Sterling) is all blues and blacks. No Flats


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omg i went to stratton once and i thought that the gondola would be sweet...well it sucks. its the only lift that goes from bot to top and the line to it is unbelieveably long. u always have those ski school fucks skipping the lines cuz theyre so fucking special.
other than that, the mtn isnt that bad.
One of the reasons why I thought this mountain would be sick, it has a gondola right? I guess not.
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dude above me, stratton has one peak. madonna and sterling are at smuggs. stratton is boring. smuggs is a big mountain experience with awesome terrain and better snow.

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smuggs all the way. they get way more snow than stratton and have larger, steeper, all-around better terrain.

i've been to stratton twice and have had two of the worst experiences of my life there. horrendous crowds, horrible people, overall piss poor. stratton has the ability to collect all the yuppies from jersey and new york that are traveling "far up north" for a ski vacation. their idea of a skiing vacation is a cozy bed, breakfast at 9 in their suite, dressing in the designer outfit before hitting the lodge. get out on the slopes by 11, 2 maybe 3 runs before lunch in the pub. couple runs in the afternoon (making sure to utilize every inch of trail), back in the suite by 3 and ready for a nice soak in the hot tub.
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Smuggs was my home mountain back in Vermont. I love that place.

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