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04-03-2014 10:44 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by Magnum626 View Post
So how bad or bare was Stowe? I was hoping to do a 4 day trip the week of the 13th.

Should I head up to Stowe or go further to Jay Peak? Not really needing a night life but maybe a good dinner and fun spring conditions.
I haven't been to Stowe recently -- odd season, usually I go there a lot -- but judging from what I've seen with snow up north, you'll be fine. Jay is about another hour north, and they'll stay open as late as possible, too. As was said, the glades might be a bit iced over at both places, but you honestly never know, especially with Jay Peak. Our last riding day a few years ago was at Stowe in mid-April and it snowed so hard we had nearly a foot of powder before the day ended. The this winter has been, it could happen again. But yeah, you're taking a bit of a risk going that late, but Stowe is great even if they have the proverbial "Spring conditions." Always plenty to ride. As a back-up plan you can always head to Jay Peak, take a few runs and do some flow-riding in the water park.
04-03-2014 10:10 AM
Jamesinvt Depending on what you like to do Stowe is still a great option. Yeah the glades might be whack at this point, but they still have 40 miles of terrain open, and with 40 degree weather it's been amazing. They got like 6-7' of snow last month so it's not going anywhere either. I was up there on Tuesday and it was one of my favorite days of the season.
04-03-2014 12:43 AM
Magnum626 So how bad or bare was Stowe? I was hoping to do a 4 day trip the week of the 13th.

Should I head up to Stowe or go further to Jay Peak? Not really needing a night life but maybe a good dinner and fun spring conditions.
04-01-2014 07:16 PM
Soul06 Yeah....I've pretty much thrown in the towel for the remainder of the year. Switched to my spring time sports
03-31-2014 01:57 PM
rafavilardo So, we went to Stowe this weekend. We planned to spend the whole weekend there but the weather didn't help much and we could enjoy Saturday only. Everybody loved the mountain. Its far away better than Killington.

Season is ending, sad but true...
02-28-2014 07:56 AM
sleev-les
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Haven't been to Whiteface, but have been to Killington and Stowe. Liked Stowe waaaaay better. I felt it had a better true vertical as many of their runs in Mt Mansfield were close to the 2300 ft vertical.

Stowe is great for intermediates, with maybe the exception of their front four and the arpres scene is pretty good.
One thing I was really liking at Stowe this time was a smaller park where I could work on my freestyle. Start with smaller jumps and boxes. Plus trying to get my nerve back after hurting myself.. Next season needs to be dedicated to freestyle, but thats another subject
02-28-2014 05:47 AM
SkullAndXbones i vote Stowe. haven't been to either but that's where i'd go if i had a choice. im surprised nobody mentioned smugglers' notch. i heard it's never crowded because the lifts suck ass lol. i can deal with slow lifts if theres no crowds. sugarbush and jay peak sound awesome too. i've been to killington. i liked it but i have the same issues with the moguls. they're not even marked either. found myself going down mogul trails a few times because by the time i realized it i didn't feel like taking off my board and walking back up
02-28-2014 03:52 AM
Mel M Haven't been to Whiteface, but have been to Killington and Stowe. Liked Stowe waaaaay better. I felt it had a better true vertical as many of their runs in Mt Mansfield were close to the 2300 ft vertical.

Stowe is great for intermediates, with maybe the exception of their front four and the arpres scene is pretty good.
02-27-2014 12:54 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by Soul06 View Post
I know the Best Western you are speaking of. Near the Ben and Jerry's factory right?
But as for the riding, I was figuring that Stowe and Sugarbush better fit the bill for what he was looking for. I probably should ask the OP though where he as been aside from riding in PA. Because some blues in PA would still only be greens at some Vermont resorts.
The Best Western is literally right off the end of the exit ramp to Stowe. And if the op is going to Stowe or Sugarbush, yeah…trail ratings will be different. But both mountains will be fun! I did my first diamond run at Stowe, not by choice. It was so windy, I got blown onto the entrance to Hayride. I couldn't stop myself, just had to go for it. Stowe was also the first place I did a double-diamond, Liftline. I stood at the top of the trail for ten minutes wondering if I had my affairs in order and if my will was up to date.

Sugarbush is crazy looking when you drive up to it…massive, but it looks like only a few trails. It looks intimidating a first, but it will build skills! Stowe and Sugarbush are similar in that once you're up there you gotta find a way down! OP will be fine! Both are great mountains, and when he's back to the motel (at the exit ramp) that hot tub and private sauna kick ass!
02-27-2014 11:10 AM
rafavilardo Thank you all for posting your opinions! Helped a lot! I think that I will follow surfsnow idea of going one day to Stowe and the other to Sugarbush. In that way, we can check two different resorts and kill two birds with one stone! :P

I went to Killington on presidents weekend. On sunday was impossible! Too many people in all lifts but on Monday was pretty good! Both days extremely windy! However, as I said, the problem was that most of the trails were plenty of moguls and bumps and this wasn't what we were looking for.
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