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Old 01-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When it comes to NH, I love Cannon.

most gnar weather, and they get snow when allot of otheres right in the same area don't.

Really only issue is...the weather. Their aspect means lots o wind.... so it's pretty cold.

Small town type feel, not allot going on right in the area, have to go to Lincoln to get the more resort feeling.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When it comes to NH, I love Cannon.

most gnar weather, and they get snow when allot of otheres right in the same area don't.

Really only issue is...the weather. Their aspect means lots o wind.... so it's pretty cold.

Small town type feel, not allot going on right in the area, have to go to Lincoln to get the more resort feeling.
cannon is our main mountain in NH. Its close to us and we also get a great deal with out school. We might try others in NH but when you can get the deal we do there really isnt a point of wasting the money. Last year Cannon was definately the one with most snow in April. I'd say most of the runs were open and it was great! I get the wind thing. A lot of the time they close their Tram because of the winds up top.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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For me, Jay Peak...

It's probably, no, it IS my favorite mountain on the eastern seaboard. As long as you're there for the boarding and not the night life, it's the place to go. Great variety of terrain, lots of glades, lots of powder, and the vibe is like you're hanging out with people you haven't seen in 20 years.

I remember last year coming out of some glades and heading for the next set, there's this lifty standing there with a big beard, looks like he probably has worked there his whole life... I nodded at him, he nodded at me, I went into the next forest to find more deep powder stashes. That pretty much sums up Jay Peak.

For what it's worth I live in Calgary aka rocky mountain snowboarding heaven, and I'm wearing a Jay Peak sweater right now!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Definitely recommend Jay!
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Don't mean to jack the thread, but I'm going to be working in Maine for a Month or so, I've never been riding out east.

Is Jay Peak the place to go, or are there some nice places in Maine?

I like the steeps/trees and if there's a nice park that's not ridiculously crowded, thanks to this year I've become quite accustomed to ice.. heh
Don't care about the price and don't mind a long drive, just looking to experience a nice mountain in the east.

Thanks guys!


I typically ride at Keystone/Breck & Abasin
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Don't mean to jack the thread, but I'm going to be working in Maine for a Month or so, I've never been riding out east.

Is Jay Peak the place to go, or are there some nice places in Maine?

I like the steeps/trees and if there's a nice park that's not ridiculously crowded, thanks to this year I've become quite accustomed to ice.. heh
Don't care about the price and don't mind a long drive, just looking to experience a nice mountain in the east.

Thanks guys!


I typically ride at Keystone/Breck & Abasin
It's been a long time since I've been to Loon and Cannon in New Hampshire, but I remember them also having good terrain.

Jay has steep chutes off the front face, glades everywhere (I mean it) possibly the best glades in North America, and a couple little parks. I'm not a big park rider but I remember a run last year at jay where I started on a nice groomer at the top, then I dropped into a steep powder run under the lift, then into some trees, and finally I came out the bottom into a park and hit some of the big jumps for some old school big air grabs It was one of my favorite runs of the year!!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Don't mean to jack the thread, but I'm going to be working in Maine for a Month or so, I've never been riding out east.

Is Jay Peak the place to go, or are there some nice places in Maine?

I like the steeps/trees and if there's a nice park that's not ridiculously crowded, thanks to this year I've become quite accustomed to ice.. heh
Don't care about the price and don't mind a long drive, just looking to experience a nice mountain in the east.

Thanks guys!


I typically ride at Keystone/Breck & Abasin
Not sure where you'll be in Maine -- it's a big state -- but Sunday River is huge, and I always hear raves about it. Sugarloaf is also supposed to be good. There are several other smaller mountains, too.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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For me, Jay Peak...

It's probably, no, it IS my favorite mountain on the eastern seaboard. As long as you're there for the boarding and not the night life, it's the place to go. Great variety of terrain, lots of glades, lots of powder, and the vibe is like you're hanging out with people you haven't seen in 20 years.

I remember last year coming out of some glades and heading for the next set, there's this lifty standing there with a big beard, looks like he probably has worked there his whole life... I nodded at him, he nodded at me, I went into the next forest to find more deep powder stashes. That pretty much sums up Jay Peak.

For what it's worth I live in Calgary aka rocky mountain snowboarding heaven, and I'm wearing a Jay Peak sweater right now!
Thanks a lot. We still havent booked anything as of yet. Right now we arent together but we're working on finding the best deals. And might I just add that I've been to Calgary and I'm jealous of the prime mountains you've got there.

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Don't mean to jack the thread, but I'm going to be working in Maine for a Month or so, I've never been riding out east.
Not a problem!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I was at Jay earlier this month. I really wish they had more snow because the amount of advanced terrain they have is impressive.

For Vermont, I love Stowe. Long trails and steeps with the front 4.

My standby is Okemo. Trails are spread out and plenty of high-speed lifts. I only consider Killington in the spring. There's far too many criss-crossing trails there. And the crowds are a bit much. The night-life is the best in the area though.

In Maine, you really can't go wrong with Sunday River.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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First off, my apologies for resurrecting an old thread.

Now I'm about to book a trip to Sunday River for 3 days (2 nights). I'm between booking a room in either Grand Summit or Snow Cap Inn. Not sure which I should choose. Any suggestions from personal experiences?
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