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My thoughts exactly... I was thinking about taking a AMtrak ride to Stowe early or late season...
I setup a meet up in Stowe. Usually in February. We stay at the Grey Fox Inn. I drive though.
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I setup a meet up in Stowe. Usually in February. We stay at the Grey Fox Inn. I drive though.
keep me posted.. that's a long a$$ drive dude... Lol
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keep me posted.. that's a long a$$ drive dude... Lol
Its not that bad.. Took about 10 hours with stops for food and gas, but was worth the trip.. We leave on a Thursday morning, board Friday and Saturday then come back Sunday.
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I'll fly and meet u there. But I'm down for the trip. I'm Doing a wolf creek and whistled trip this year. I try to get out west at least twice a season. If anyone is doing any cabins at 7 springs or anywhee close let me know and I'm there.
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Lol... I was looking up flights into Burlington VT from Regan National DC ... Needless to say, it may be worth the drive for me if the driving duties are shared lol... But yeah.. I already have a trip planned for 7 Springs... Dec 27-30th staying at the holiday inn express 4 miles away for $252.00 for 3 nights..but something's telling me it may be a little to early in the season... Hope not!
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I'll fly and meet u there. But I'm down for the trip. I'm Doing a wolf creek and whistled trip this year. I try to get out west at least twice a season. If anyone is doing any cabins at 7 springs or anywhee close let me know and I'm there.
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Lol... I was looking up flights into Burlington VT from Regan National DC ... Needless to say, it may be worth the drive for me if the driving duties are shared lol... But yeah.. I already have a trip planned for 7 Springs... Dec 27-30th staying at the holiday inn express 4 miles away for $252.00 for 3 nights..but something's telling me it may be a little to early in the season... Hope not!
I'll make sure to put up a post in this section as the season starts to kick off. I'm trying to hit up Whistler too.

As far as driving to Stowe, I don't mind driving the whole way, but any ride alongs will have to split the gas bill.. Will def save a lot of money from flying too. If you fly into Burlington, you still have a 45 minute drive to Stowe if I remember correctly.

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I'll make sure to put up a post in this section as the season starts to kick off. I'm trying to hit up Whistler too.

As far as driving to Stowe, I don't mind driving the whole way, but any ride alongs will have to split the gas bill.. Will def save a lot of money from flying too. If you fly into Burlington, you still have a 45 minute drive to Stowe if I remember correctly.
Took me just about 45 minutes from Burlington to Stowe as well.

From a cost perspective, the more people you pack into a car the more you're collectively saving since you're all sharing one vehicle vs [individual flight tickets and roundtrip snowboard baggage fees + shared 3-4 day car rental]. If the guys you're riding with are chill, they'll pay for part of your share of gas since you're the only one taking the car depreciation hit by adding ~1200 miles roundtrip to the odometer.

DRIVING (DC to Stowe)
1,134.00 round trip miles (567 mi oneway)
45.36 gallons assuming 25 mpg
$3.78 mpg
+$171.46 gas
+ $24.00 Jersey turnpike tolls (~$12 oneway)
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$195.00 collectively
Time = ~10 hrs


FLYING (DC > Burlington > Stowe)
+280.00 flight roundtrip (thurs to sun during mid-Feb) including taxes/fees
+50.00 baggage check snowboard roundtrip ($25*2)
+105.00 car rental (thurs - sun = 3 days) @ $35/day
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435.00 per person
Time = ~7.75 hrs (see below)


You really aren't saving much time either by flying considering how early you need to arrive at the airport. The flight itself is only 1.5 hrs from the DC area, but add 2 hours for traveling/checkin for each leg at the airport, 15 min each leg waiting at the luggage carousel, 15 min setting up car rental, and 45 min travel each way from Burlington to Stowe and it adds up.

If you drive, the difference is pretty much lift tickets for the whole trip and then some (lift tickets at Stowe were about ~80.00 IIRC)

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Yeah that sounds good... Or maybe rent a conversion van or something..
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Took me just about 45 minutes from Burlington to Stowe as well.

From a cost perspective, the more people you pack into a car the more you're collectively saving since you're all sharing one vehicle vs [individual flight tickets and roundtrip snowboard baggage fees + shared 3-4 day car rental]. If the guys you're riding with are chill, they'll pay for part of your share of gas since you're the only one taking the car depreciation hit by adding ~1200 miles roundtrip to the odometer.

DRIVING (DC to Stowe)
1,134.00 round trip miles (567 mi oneway)
45.36 gallons assuming 25 mpg
$3.78 mpg
+$171.46 gas
+ $24.00 Jersey turnpike tolls (~$12 oneway)
_________________
$195.00 collectively
Time = ~10 hrs


FLYING (DC > Burlington > Stowe)
+280.00 flight roundtrip (thurs to sun during mid-Feb) including taxes/fees
+50.00 baggage check snowboard roundtrip ($25*2)
+105.00 car rental (thurs - sun = 3 days) @ $35/day
__________________
435.00 per person
Time = ~7.75 hrs (see below)


You really aren't saving much time either by flying considering how early you need to arrive at the airport. The flight itself is only 1.5 hrs from the DC area, but add 2 hours for traveling/checkin for each leg at the airport, 15 min each leg waiting at the luggage carousel, 15 min setting up car rental, and 45 min travel each way from Burlington to Stowe and it adds up.

If you drive, the difference is pretty much a lift ticket and then some (lift tickets at Stowe were about ~80.00 IIRC)
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Yeah that sounds good... Or maybe rent a conversion van or something..
Exactly... Plus I like a decent road trip. I have a toneau cover on my truck and keeps the luggage and boards dry and 4 people fit comfortably. Last year I put that cover to the test riding through a snow storm haha.. Plus I like having the 4x4 in case weather gets shitty
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Anybody in the area going to the "2013 East Coast Meet" at Jay Peak?
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