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12-02-2009 11:29 AM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by Nmbr1Ballr View Post
I have vacation from work Dec 9th- Dec 15th. I wanted to possibly go somewhere for a few days to snowboard. How are the mountains this time of the season? I am in Delaware and the only snowboarding places relative close are places like Blue Mountain in PA. But since I am off for a few days was thinking of driving a bit somewhere better.

I am fairly new at boarding, only been going for 1 season. I can get down the mountain, carve, all the basic things. Even grabbed the back of my board off a ramp once AND landed but thats about the extent of my skills. So I was just looking for something better, would like to try some more things such as more ramps and riding on rails, see how it goes. These are the mountains I was looking at, the cost per ticket (obviously I would get a few day pass but this is an idea of how much regular tickets cost) and how far away it is from my house.

Jay Peak (Vermont)- $67. 397 miles, 8 hours 5min.
Sunday River (Maine)- $74 507 miles, 8 hours 35min
Stowe (Vermont)- $84 322 miles, 5 hours 22 min.
Loon (New Hampshire)- $73 456 miles, 7 hours 17 min.
Snowshoe (West Virginia)- $75 338 miles, 6 hours 30 min.

Based off the distances, $, my skills, what do you guys think would be the best choice? Are all of them even pretty good in early/mid december?

There really isn't much going on, up north, yet. Even way up at Sunday River, there are only 8 trails open. I know that they will be cranking-up the snow guns now that the temps are dropping, but the natural coverage will be pretty thin. I would suggest that, since you have so much flexibility in the possibility of where you go, that you just wait and see what the weather forecasts are calling for. The 9th-15th will be still considered early season so you might be able to get a deal or two. Contact the guys at Banchi.com and they might be able to put something together for ya.
12-02-2009 10:38 AM
easternNRG
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Originally Posted by Nmbr1Ballr View Post
I have vacation from work Dec 9th- Dec 15th. I wanted to possibly go somewhere for a few days to snowboard. How are the mountains this time of the season? I am in Delaware and the only snowboarding places relative close are places like Blue Mountain in PA. But since I am off for a few days was thinking of driving a bit somewhere better.

I am fairly new at boarding, only been going for 1 season. I can get down the mountain, carve, all the basic things. Even grabbed the back of my board off a ramp once AND landed but thats about the extent of my skills. So I was just looking for something better, would like to try some more things such as more ramps and riding on rails, see how it goes. These are the mountains I was looking at, the cost per ticket (obviously I would get a few day pass but this is an idea of how much regular tickets cost) and how far away it is from my house.

Jay Peak (Vermont)- $67. 397 miles, 8 hours 5min.
Sunday River (Maine)- $74 507 miles, 8 hours 35min
Stowe (Vermont)- $84 322 miles, 5 hours 22 min.
Loon (New Hampshire)- $73 456 miles, 7 hours 17 min.
Snowshoe (West Virginia)- $75 338 miles, 6 hours 30 min.

Based off the distances, $, my skills, what do you guys think would be the best choice? Are all of them even pretty good in early/mid december?
snowshoe is my home mountain i think it would be a good fit for u the trails are forgiving and the powder is soft if ur tring to practice new things like grabs and grinds it also has a sister mountain silver creek with night skiing so u can board all day if u want hope this helps
11-05-2009 09:37 PM
maybeitsjustme
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Originally Posted by sedition View Post
MPD, I read it quick, but how did you NOT mention Sunday River? That is the grand daddy of the entire east coast. Nothing compares to it.
Sunday River is my home mountain. It is winter heaven. The people are nice, the runs are long, and the snow is great.

If you can venture a little further, be sure to hit Sugarloaf.

These places are sick because you don't have to deal with all the tourists from NY. Take the ride and enjoy.
11-04-2009 06:06 PM
Nmbr1Ballr I have vacation from work Dec 9th- Dec 15th. I wanted to possibly go somewhere for a few days to snowboard. How are the mountains this time of the season? I am in Delaware and the only snowboarding places relative close are places like Blue Mountain in PA. But since I am off for a few days was thinking of driving a bit somewhere better.

I am fairly new at boarding, only been going for 1 season. I can get down the mountain, carve, all the basic things. Even grabbed the back of my board off a ramp once AND landed but thats about the extent of my skills. So I was just looking for something better, would like to try some more things such as more ramps and riding on rails, see how it goes. These are the mountains I was looking at, the cost per ticket (obviously I would get a few day pass but this is an idea of how much regular tickets cost) and how far away it is from my house.

Jay Peak (Vermont)- $67. 397 miles, 8 hours 5min.
Sunday River (Maine)- $74 507 miles, 8 hours 35min
Stowe (Vermont)- $84 322 miles, 5 hours 22 min.
Loon (New Hampshire)- $73 456 miles, 7 hours 17 min.
Snowshoe (West Virginia)- $75 338 miles, 6 hours 30 min.

Based off the distances, $, my skills, what do you guys think would be the best choice? Are all of them even pretty good in early/mid december?
10-28-2009 02:10 PM
Mr. Polonia
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Originally Posted by JohnnyBlaze View Post
yup on queens blvd.....in forest hills.....their day/weekend trips are good, I don't like the shop though, Have you been there? its very small and limited and prices are steep
Emilios trips r awesome. the shop sux balls. they dont have no selection there. its mostly basic shit.
i dont mind waking up 3:20a.m. to get on the 4 a.m. bus but sometimes you have these fucking idiots that wont shut up when the rest of the bus is trying to get some sleep
10-28-2009 11:47 AM
S.O.V
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Originally Posted by sedition View Post
MPD, I read it quick, but how did you NOT mention Sunday River? That is the grand daddy of the entire east coast. Nothing compares to it.
Absolutely. Sunday River is hands down the best mountain on the U.S. eastern coast. Great deals, huge mountain, tons of variety, and not as crowded as VT comparables like Killington.
10-28-2009 01:03 AM
nalin Check out this link on snowboardingQA. They discuss a couple of east coast resorts that might be helpful to you if you are coming from the South like Georgia or Florida (where I live).
08-23-2009 07:51 PM
MQue
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Originally Posted by JohnnyBlaze View Post
yup on queens blvd.....in forest hills.....their day/weekend trips are good, I don't like the shop though, Have you been there? its very small and limited and prices are steep
NAh I've never been to the store just use it for the trips.

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Originally Posted by MrSlacker View Post
I been going w/ Emilios for 2 seasons already and they arent bad. What i hate is you gotta be on the bus at 4pm... which means you gotta stop riding around 3:20 to give yourself enough time to pack and everything. BUT, not having to drive home for 4 hours after a day of shredding is awesome!
YEah that blows I wouldn't mind if it left at 4:30 or so but the price for not having to drive back is priceless.
08-23-2009 04:27 PM
MrSlacker I been going w/ Emilios for 2 seasons already and they arent bad. What i hate is you gotta be on the bus at 4pm... which means you gotta stop riding around 3:20 to give yourself enough time to pack and everything. BUT, not having to drive home for 4 hours after a day of shredding is awesome!
08-20-2009 10:53 AM
Cr0_Reps_Smit
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Originally Posted by MQue View Post
I was gonna start doing daily bus trips this year rather then driving up and they go to Mt Snow on Saturdays.
nice, by mid-late november im up there everyday till late april.
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