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Old 02-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what are the best places to go close to nyc?

i used to make trips up to vermont, but im a lil older now, and i work a 9-5, which makes vermont a pretty big trip for me. its not somethin i can do every weekend.

i have some friends that go to mountain creek (in nj) a lot but i heard it sucks. i used to go to camelbak (poconos, pa) and hunter (upstate ny). are there better places i can check out that i could take a day trip to?
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Creek would be great if not for the crowds. Sure, it can be icy but given the location, that's what we gotta deal with. Recommend going at night especially if it's spring conditions. Good vibes, low crowds and you can get decent turns in.

Otherwise, for a day trip, Belleayre and Windham are very good. Fewer crowds and ice than Hunter.
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If you live in the city or in Queens, you can look into Day Trips with a bus. Every weekend they head up to Mount Snow or Stratton on the weekends. They also have buses that go to Hunter or Windham as well.

Check out Welcome to Emilio's Ski Shop for bus trips and such. They leave out of Forest Hills, Queens and also make stops in Manhattan at certain other shops.

Definitely worth it as they only charge an extra $5 or so more than the lift tickets.

So its like $75 for Mt Snow (that includes a lift ticket and bus ride). Check it out!
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Mount Snow isn't very far outside Albany. You could easily make a day trip out of it and Stratton isn't very far either. I have been to Mt. Snow once, and although the conditions sucked (very cold, very windy), it seemed like a pretty nice place to ride. What nerve suggested sounds like a pretty sweet deal, although then you are tied down to a bus schedule.
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If you live in the city or in Queens, you can look into Day Trips with a bus. Every weekend they head up to Mount Snow or Stratton on the weekends. They also have buses that go to Hunter or Windham as well.

Check out Welcome to Emilio's Ski Shop for bus trips and such. They leave out of Forest Hills, Queens and also make stops in Manhattan at certain other shops.

Definitely worth it as they only charge an extra $5 or so more than the lift tickets.

So its like $75 for Mt Snow (that includes a lift ticket and bus ride). Check it out!

Yo u live by forest hills? That's my local shop I live in rego park.

But yea I kinda like going to camelback the best its only like two hrs away and the mountain is decent and pretty cheap as well
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i used to make trips up to vermont, but im a lil older now, and i work a 9-5, which makes vermont a pretty big trip for me. its not somethin i can do every weekend.

i have some friends that go to mountain creek (in nj) a lot but i heard it sucks. i used to go to camelbak (poconos, pa) and hunter (upstate ny). are there better places i can check out that i could take a day trip to?
i thought the adirondaks were upstate new york, and the catskills south? guess hunter moved since the last time i was there.

mountain creek isnt half bad, people just like to complain. i have more fun there than anywhere in pa. if your used to riding camelback, creek will be alot of fun.
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Ah welcome to the suck. I would recommend Windham over Hunter (better trails, less ice, easier access). I was just at Camelback and it is a very small mountain, although the terrain parks are not bad. I heard Belleayre was also good, not as crowded, I will go check it out.

As nerve suggested, I also have taken a bus trip with Emilio to Mount Snow. They only go there on Sundays, so if you have to work like I do the next day it can be a brutal. The trip is non-stop, about a 4 hour ride from the Upper East Side. And the bus leaves the mountain promptly at 4:15pm, do not be late or they will leave without you. I love Mount Snow as a mountain, longer and wide trails and a better riding vibe.
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wachusett is right near worster mass, its a small mountain but its not bad, pretty decent terrain park and a half pipe. not too crowded either
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i thought the adirondaks were upstate new york, and the catskills south? guess hunter moved since the last time i was there.

mountain creek isnt half bad, people just like to complain. i have more fun there than anywhere in pa. if your used to riding camelback, creek will be alot of fun.
new yorkers (NYC, long island, staten island, westchester) consider anything north of westchester upstate. that's where all the rural folk live
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just hit up Mt. Snow with Emilio's ski shop (im a noob) and had a blast. I couldnt get the hang of it, but I think as a first timer I did ok. Its the "speed" that kills me. I was on little hills all day but it just seemed that I was going SO fast and that freaked me out..

Getting back to the topic, Mt. Snow is AWESOME. Hunter my buddies go to all the time and they say its ok. If you want something with ~2 hrs drive, Windham and Belle are your best bet.
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