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12-04-2012 09:35 AM
slowmkv
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Hey Guys,

I'm new to the forums, have done a lot of reading but very little posts. I'm trying to plan a awesome trip to Vermont this year with a bunch of my friends and I. We went up to Okemo and Granite Gorge last year and had a blast.

We talked about going further up to northern Vermont to hopefully get a bunch of fresh powder up there. If you guys have any ideas that would be great, also lodging opinions would help a lot also.
Hands down best mountain in Vermont IMO is Jay Peak. I live in NJ and head to Peak at least every other weekend in the winter. We leave friday night at like 6 or 7 head up to Burlington Vermont and stay at the Sheraton. It is still quite a way from Peak but Burlington has great night life since we all like to party. Wake up head to Peak in time for first chair, ride till closing then head back to our hotel and pass out till we go hit the town of Burlington which is a great time. When you get some fresh pow at peak its the greatest feeling in the world. The glades are my favorite part. I cant wait to ride peak, im heading up to Killington this weekend for some early winter shredding. Hopefully im not dissapointed for taking a 5 hour ride up there.
12-03-2012 11:21 AM
Mysticfalcon I would definitely have to say Jay Peak. More snow than anyone else and if the snow doesnt pan out they have a lot of other things to do on-resort like the water park and the ice haus. They also do a lot of lodging deals on the resort for just a few dollars more than the cost of a lift ticket if you time it right.
12-03-2012 02:52 AM
otisdelarosa Great choice!Vermont is a great place to try skiing and snowboarding!try to check Ski & Snowboard Vacation Packages if you want to save and have a wonderful experience!

here's the link: Ski Vacations - Ski & Snowboard Vacation Packages .:ToursdeSport.com:.

Hope this could help you,have a safe and fun vacation!
10-20-2012 09:23 AM
sleev-les
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I think Killington sucks ass. You'll find most people love it or hate it. If you're looking for nightlife and partying more than riding, it's the place to be. But the mountain itself is not all the hype it up to. It is huge, but only in acreage. It's not all that much in the way of vertical. Lots and lots of very short intersecting trails spread across six "mountains," which are really just peaks along the same ridge. And the layout is horrible. If you miss a turn, you can easily wind up at a whole different base lodge and it will take you an hour to re-connect with your friends. The various base lodges work their slightly uphill with long traverses...meaning, if you end up at the base area farthest to the left, it's all uphill to the base areas to the right. Sucks on a snowboard.

Plus, they lie worse than any mountain I've ever seen. It's not uncommon for Killy to be touting 6" of fresh pow when every other mountain nearby says freezing rain or wet snow...they just want to get the New Yorkers up there, knowing they're stuck once they arrive.

All that said, I'll probably ride there a few times this year, since the Ski Council has several Killington days on it's calendar for about $40. I'll ride just about anywhere for a $40 lift ticket. Even Killington.

You might want to look into it depending up when you're going. You can get 3-day lift ticket through the Ski Council for $98. It's normally at least $84 for a one-day ticket. Deal of the century!
Its def still up in the air. I had a good time at Stowe and I don't need a huge nightlife because I'm there to ride..
10-20-2012 09:21 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by sleev-les View Post
Killington is on my list too.. If Killington beats out Stowe, I may just change my plans and go there this year..
I think Killington sucks ass. You'll find most people love it or hate it. If you're looking for nightlife and partying more than riding, it's the place to be. But the mountain itself is not all the hype it up to. It is huge, but only in acreage. It's not all that much in the way of vertical. Lots and lots of very short intersecting trails spread across six "mountains," which are really just peaks along the same ridge. And the layout is horrible. If you miss a turn, you can easily wind up at a whole different base lodge and it will take you an hour to re-connect with your friends. The various base lodges work their slightly uphill with long traverses...meaning, if you end up at the base area farthest to the left, it's all uphill to the base areas to the right. Sucks on a snowboard.

Plus, they lie worse than any mountain I've ever seen. It's not uncommon for Killy to be touting 6" of fresh pow when every other mountain nearby says freezing rain or wet snow...they just want to get the New Yorkers up there, knowing they're stuck once they arrive.

All that said, I'll probably ride there a few times this year, since the Ski Council has several Killington days on it's calendar for about $40. I'll ride just about anywhere for a $40 lift ticket. Even Killington.

You might want to look into it depending up when you're going. You can get 3-day lift ticket through the Ski Council for $98. It's normally at least $84 for a one-day ticket. Deal of the century!
10-19-2012 11:55 AM
sleev-les
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Originally Posted by areveruz View Post
Jay Peak is top choice ONLY if there is fresh pow.. otherwise you're going to have no fun on the ice. Killington, Mt. Snow, Stowe, Okemo. In that order.
Killington is on my list too.. If Killington beats out Stowe, I may just change my plans and go there this year..
10-19-2012 11:52 AM
areveruz Jay Peak is top choice ONLY if there is fresh pow.. otherwise you're going to have no fun on the ice. Killington, Mt. Snow, Stowe, Okemo. In that order.
10-19-2012 11:50 AM
sleev-les I've still been debating that meetup... Sounds like everyone has a good time.
10-19-2012 09:56 AM
surfinsnow Jay Peak! Far enough north that you might have a better chance of good snow, plus the new resort is awesome. Huge indoor water park attached to the hotel that stays open until 10:00, with a stationary wave for "surfing," and three or four giant water slides, with a bar overlooking the whole setup. We stayed last January and it was great. Everything is brand new, they basically re-built the place from the ground up. Epic terrain (I think the best in Vermont when the conditions are right). Lots of package deals include room/lift tix/water park. Jay was my favorite place in Vermont even before the renovations; now it's really worth the long drive. Bring your passport and you can hit up Sutton mountain, across the Canadian border; smaller, but fun. It's like you're in France.
09-21-2012 05:04 AM
sleev-les I plan on going back to Stowe this year. Might even make a week out of it and spend some time at Stowe and then head over to Killington. If you head to Stowe, we stayed at the Grey Fox Inn. Nice little spot and a kickass pancake house is there. I really liked the runs at Stowe too. We were there only 2 days and hit as much of the mountain as we could.
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