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Old 02-12-2010, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I and a few others will be driving other to vermont from michigan to board..we're considering Mount Snow and Stratton. Just wondering which one is better, whether i should do only one of them or a mix(We're doing terrain park only, maybe some riding)

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you were doing more than terrain park, I'd say Stratton, cause I really don't like Mount Snow from my experience. However, I do hear that Carintha (sp?) is pretty damn awesome, so for that, go there.
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Terrain park only you might want to consider Carinthia at Mt. Snow. Entire trails devoted to terrain.
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You can't really go wrong with either mountain. I'd say Mount Snow is best if all your going to do is parks, but on the other hand Stratton is the site of The U.S. Open so trust me they know what they're doing.
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I'd say Mount Snow. I was just there a few weekends ago...and damn...their park is nuts. I primarily ride park as well, and Snow really has their sh*t together. Carinthia is awesome, and if you want to do some freeriding, hit the backside. If you get day with a lotta snow you can find some pretty sweet lines in the trees.
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please please please if your driving that far, dont ride a small place like stratton or mount snow. if your really concerned about park, then yes, snow is your best bet. but...

neither of those mountains have much outside of park. strattons nickname is flatton. i would check out stowe, or sugarbush. big mountain riding that you wont find in michigan. stowe's above treeline riding should be good too. stowe also has a legit park, tons of trees and an awesome above treeline experience.
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Check out Okemo too. I went there Sunday - awesome freeriding and the parks have a ton of different features.
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Okemo is probably my least favorite VT mountain. Terrible lift layout. It is horrible for snowboarders...access to Jackson Gore area is virtually impossible without unstrapping and skating because of the narrow, flat, crowded traverse. And in case you think I'm just a hater, I still go there several times a season because we have friends with a house nearby, and friends with a condo on Sachem Trail, so you might think I'd be more positive about if...but I'm not. I think Okemo blows.
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Okemo is probably my least favorite VT mountain. Terrible lift layout. It is horrible for snowboarders...access to Jackson Gore area is virtually impossible without unstrapping and skating because of the narrow, flat, crowded traverse. And in case you think I'm just a hater, I still go there several times a season because we have friends with a house nearby, and friends with a condo on Sachem Trail, so you might think I'd be more positive about if...but I'm not. I think Okemo blows.
I have to agree with you on the lift layout. It's hard to lap the main park on weekends because it takes a good 20 minutes to get on a chair and yes getting to Jackson Gore can be a pain in the ass, but I think that the park crew does a great job and their pipe is always top notch
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I'm going to agree with the others. My VT rundown in order of what I would choose to ride.

Smuggs (because of the kick ass between trail riding and easy hiking)
JayPeak (you can't beat the glades and snow)
Sugarbush (because its huge and a lot of fun)
Stowe (because some of the steeps are amazing and the park isn't half bad)
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