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Old 01-11-2010, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Killington, VT - Insider Tips? (1st Ski Trip!)

Going to Killington this MLK weekend, anyone have any tips or advice to offer for first timers?

We're staying at Mountain Green Resosrt which is supposedly walking distance of the lifts.

Myself and the others are beginners to the world of snowboarding and read that the Snowshed area was a great place to facilitate learning.
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Mountain Green is within walking distance, Snowshed great for learning, you hit the nail on the head. Lots of trails open. Enjoy your trip!
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Since you're all first timers the first thing is Relax and Have Fun! I remember 'getting it' for the first time and I realized the first few days I was learning I was trying way way too hard. So have fun, keep your legs bent and enjoy. Watch that heel edge when learning, I'd rather catch the front edge than the rear.
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its going to be really busy...just be prepared.
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By the looks of the weather it looks like crap for VT and all Northeastern areas way up there. By that I mean no snow so far is called out for most of the month meaning it's going to be man made, hard, and icey later throughout the day. Make sure your board edges are sharp.
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As others have said, go and have a blast. Mtn Green is within walking distance and has a shuttle to run you into town after the ridings days are over. The conditions probably won't be perfect, but we might get a stray storm to bring through a few inches.

I'd like to give suggestions, but I am not sure how much of a begininer you/your crew are. So I will say this, if you are a true beginer, embrace falling! Love falling, and hell, just drop to the ground from time to time this week, before you go. You will be falling, you will get back up, you will be sore, but you will also be learning one of the best recreational experiences that are out there! have fun!
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one suggestion for your trip, spend one day at pico. it is a smaller mountain next to k-ton that has a shuttle going between them throughout the day. the killington tickets work there, there is a ton of pow, and no lift lines so you will shred and learn quicker!
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the responses!

We'll surely be prepared for the crowds, just don't want to get in anyone's way while on the slope =p

I never thought to check the weather but it looks like 25s and sunny so the ice should be similar to what is found in Western NY, Rochester area. Will probably invest in some impact shorts for the numerous falling we'll be doing too.

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one suggestion for your trip, spend one day at pico. it is a smaller mountain next to k-ton that has a shuttle going between them throughout the day. the killington tickets work there, there is a ton of pow, and no lift lines so you will shred and learn quicker!
This is awesome! We'll definitely take a stroll there if Killington gets too congested.

Also, can any comment on the nightlife there? We all like to drink a lot and probably cap it off with a hot tub visit.
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If your looking to avoid crowds stay away from Bear mountain and Ramshead, since I'm guessing you aren't going to be in the parks. Also for food check out Outback pizza near the mountain for some really good pizza, and a good drinking/dancing atmosphere.

edit- for nightlife check out the wobbly barn and pickle barrel.

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I never thought to check the weather but it looks like 25s and sunny so the ice should be similar to what is found in Western NY, Rochester area.
Ummm.....seriously? You must be a noob! Who goes on a snowboard trip and doesn't think about checking the weather. Christ, I could be a local weather forecaster for Utah, Lake Tahoe, and Vermont......and I live in PA!

Barn and Barrel are where its at for the late-night gig.
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