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10-07-2015 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
Checked it on tripadvisor, place looks like real dump. How much he charges for bc tours?

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Hahaha grunts is the shit...and there's more bc in the jay area than just big jay...just gotta find the right person and hope they're in a good mood lol Vermonters are very protective of the good bc spots, which is understandable but sometimes frustrating because my first trip out west ended with one of my most memorable bc days to date. The locals love showing off the bc spots to us less fortunate east coasters haha. Of course bc is 1000x more accessible and abundant out there and not so much on the east coast...really gotta earn your turns up at jay but that's half the fun...long story short, the dip is for frenchies but will suffice if you can't make it to big jay or convince a local to show you around.
01-14-2015 07:20 AM
baldylox Mansfield snow stake shows 48". You should be good, I would check with people in the lots on 242 for beta before heading up. I haven't been up this season.
01-13-2015 09:33 AM
direride Anyone hike big jay this year at all? heading there in 2 weekends.

My two homies i'm going with aren't down with earnin turns.

Is there enough base?
not going to leave the resort myself either. Link up anyone?
09-03-2014 11:26 AM
baldylox Mansfield is a bit south so not exact but when BC depth are 48", it's pretty much go time.

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09-03-2014 10:25 AM
baldylox January is probably too early. The base is usually too thin.
09-03-2014 10:07 AM
DaveMcI Grunts is a hostel type place. It's existence is to party and snowboard, don't bring your kids. If trip advisor keeps up tight people away then thanks trip advisor. Believe me it's the shit. He doesn't do tours either he just rides when there is fresh snow, no official guides or anything like that but he has lived there his whole like. His bro works at Smokin boards in Cali and grunt himself was his father.
09-02-2014 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
Checked it on tripadvisor, place looks like real dump. How much he charges for bc tours?

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You expected a place called "Grandpa Grunts" to be a posh resort?
09-02-2014 11:41 PM
cookiedog Checked it on tripadvisor, place looks like real dump. How much he charges for bc tours?

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09-02-2014 11:58 AM
DaveMcI If you go up to jay with out a plan go to grandpa grunts, the guy who runs the place does a lot of bc and split boarding around there. I was talking to him last time I was there about it. If ur lucky enough to get fresh snow he will take u out to his spots. I couldn't talk him into goin when I was there. Usually if u ask jay peak workers they don't tell much because they sell bc tours and guided hikes. O and by the way give the grunts guy free beer and a lil smokey smokey and he will talk a little easier.
09-02-2014 10:50 AM
killclimbz You don't cross country ski with a splitboard, you skin. Which is basically more efficient snow shoes with some very basic ski skills. It is pretty easy.

Anyway, I am not sure on the snow shoes thing. They do work and might be useful for getting in and out. Just depends on what the local ethic is really.
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