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12-09-2012 09:33 PM
tdn
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Originally Posted by NYTSNOW View Post
yeah, that's exactly what i meant. killy is tiny compared to the west. hence "not on the same page"
You should try reading slower, let it soak in.
12-09-2012 08:44 PM
Efilnikufesin
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Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
Go to Sugarloaf in Maine.
This^^^ loaf is the shit and soo underrated.
12-09-2012 08:30 PM
NYTSNOW
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
You totally missed the point. I said I didn't like Killy because of its bad layout and short runs (and the attitude of the people who tend to frequent the place) Tech420 replied that I don't like Killy because I'm not a good rider. To which I pointed out that I've been riding for 13 years, and have no problem with blacks and double-blacks at places like Kirkwood, Squaw and Alpine, so it's probably not my skills that cause me to dislike Killington. I actually said "There is no comparison."
yeah, that's exactly what i meant. killy is tiny compared to the west. hence "not on the same page"
12-09-2012 06:05 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by NYTSNOW View Post
how can you compare killy to tahoe in the first place? not on the same page
You totally missed the point. I said I didn't like Killy because of its bad layout and short runs (and the attitude of the people who tend to frequent the place) Tech420 replied that I don't like Killy because I'm not a good rider. To which I pointed out that I've been riding for 13 years, and have no problem with blacks and double-blacks at places like Kirkwood, Squaw and Alpine, so it's probably not my skills that cause me to dislike Killington. I actually said "There is no comparison."
12-09-2012 03:55 PM
NYTSNOW
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Hey, Tech, I take offense. Been riding for thirteen years, doing the double blacks at Tahoe (Kirkwood, Squaw, Alpine), and Stowe back East. I just hate Killington. It doesn't compare, it's just massive and spread out, but I never found it challenging or worth the asshole crowds.
how can you compare killy to tahoe in the first place? not on the same page
11-16-2012 01:16 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by pharcyde View Post
Some friends and i are planning a trip for dec 30-jan 6 and we're looking closest at tremblent or killington. none of us have been to anything bigger than moonstone or blue so we are looking for any input. I really like how tremblant is close to sauveur which has night skiing but killington is noticeably cheaper and has more slopes.

This is for four snowboarders, 2 are able to handle double diamonds and are novice park riders, and 2 are challenged by blacks.

We are open to other places, but prefer anything within a days drive of toronto
I used to ride Killington back around 2000 and we did a trip up to Mt.Orford and Tremblant two years in a row. I would say we liked Tremblant better because the colder weather (it was like -25F/-30C at the end of January) means there is a good chance of true East coast powder.

Not a very good illustration of Quebec mountains... but here is a video we maybe of one of our trips (the first 3 mins is non-snowboard stuff like rock-paper-scissors pushups contest, the rest is all freestyle segment back in the days before SnowboardAddiction... so please be kind to our crappy technique as most of us had only been snowboarding for two seasons at that time).

Only have a few random photos of us doing jumps at Tremblant (that is not me in the photo)... but I remember it being really fun.

11-16-2012 10:07 AM
krankedmusic Been to Tremblant on Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday, Could of been my luck but I always had to wait at least 20 minutes in line for the gondola. Killington during the day is repetitively quiet. It is very spead out but get to anywhere by going up the lift again. If you guys don't mind driving another 2.5 hours I highly recommend Le Massif All natural snow, lines are never long.
11-08-2012 02:15 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
No offense, but it just sounds like you're not a very good rider. I ride at Killington quite a bit and have never had any type of issues walking anywhere. Most of the runs are pretty long if you're starting at the top. The new boss is heading in the right direction and really seems to know what the people want. He has been very honest and up front about their current snow making and mountain status. There are certainly better places to ride, but Killington is a good mountain and has a bit of everything for everyone. Sounds like you just have a personal issue.
Hey, Tech, I take offense. Been riding for thirteen years, doing the double blacks at Tahoe (Kirkwood, Squaw, Alpine), and Stowe back East. I just hate Killington. It doesn't compare, it's just massive and spread out, but I never found it challenging or worth the asshole crowds.

You mention "the NEW BOSS." Good point...maybe things will be different this year. The CT Ski Council has some cheap lift tix on their calendar this year, for the first time in a few years, so I will be going. But it has sucked on literally every other trip I've made before, even with fresh pow. Short runs, I don't know how you compare it with someplace like Stowe where you ride for 3 miles...Killy seems like I'm at the bottom by the time I even lay in a few turns. Although stuff like Jaws and some of the other steeps are fun ways to keep your skills up until you get to someplace real.
11-08-2012 01:38 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by PiKiT View Post
I had an epic time at tremblant last year and will ne there january and hopefully Jays peak this year as well.

If you are usually at blue and moonstone then u will love tremblant! I should add though the black diamonds at blue are not really blacks.
I cant compare to Killington but Tremblant is way way better than blue, and has good nightlife too.

I would be shocked if you went to Tremblant if you felt the need to try to get some night rides in at another resort, stepping up from Blue Mtn you will be plenty tired by sundown, and ready to hit the faux village for dinner, drinks etc.
11-08-2012 01:05 PM
Tech420
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Never been to Tremblant. Killington is very big, very spread out, but I think it kinds sucks for snowboarders. LOTS of very short runs (don't let their hype fool you) and they have a several different base areas which make it easy to get separated from your group -- and it takes forever to find them again. You'll do a lot of walking when you're at the bottom, lots of flats between the various base areas.

And don't let their claims of vertical fool you...that is based upon ONE very long green trail that is virtually unrideable on a snowboard. It literally crosses through a parking lot, then snakes through the woods and a neighborhood to the Skyeship parking area/gondola. It should be labeled a snowshoe trail, but Killy uses it to claim they have the most vertical in the east. Bullshit. Most of Killington's trails are very short, but they have lots of acreage, so they hype their size. And they lie about their snow conditions worse than any mountain I've ever seen. It could be 45 degrees and raining, and they'll claim it's a powder day -- anything to get the New Yorkers up there.

It's known for it's nightlife. Personally, I can't stand Killington. It's like being a tourist in Times Square. Lots of nasty, rude posers. A lot of people swear by it...I swear AT it. I won't go unless I have a really cheap ticket.

Hit up Jay Peak. Great mountain, lots of trees, and killer water park with stationary wave to surf on after the mountain closes. You can get a combo lift ticket/water park pass.
No offense, but it just sounds like you're not a very good rider. I ride at Killington quite a bit and have never had any type of issues walking anywhere. Most of the runs are pretty long if you're starting at the top. The new boss is heading in the right direction and really seems to know what the people want. He has been very honest and up front about their current snow making and mountain status. There are certainly better places to ride, but Killington is a good mountain and has a bit of everything for everyone. Sounds like you just have a personal issue.
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