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Old 11-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question MA, NH best places to board?

I live on Cape Cod, MA, and I'm looking for a good place to go snowboarding.

I don't have that much experience, and this will be my first ride of the season, so I'd prefer a mountain with some good green trails (as long as they aren't too short). I also like mini freestyle parks.

Anything from here to central MA, up to southern-central NH would be ideal-- I don't want to have to travel TOO far to get to a mountain.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I live on Cape Cod, MA, and I'm looking for a good place to go snowboarding.

I don't have that much experience, and this will be my first ride of the season, so I'd prefer a mountain with some good green trails (as long as they aren't too short). I also like mini freestyle parks.

Anything from here to central MA, up to southern-central NH would be ideal-- I don't want to have to travel TOO far to get to a mountain.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
You sound like a prime candidate for Wachusett or Mount Snow. Both will give you some thrills without anything too crazy, and both are a day-trip. If you want to head up 93, hit up Sunapee...but it will take almost as long to get there, and the drive is butt-ugly.

BTW, if you can do Sunapee mid-week, it's well worth it. Cheap, and you can park your car practically at the lift. Like, on your last run just ride right to you car to change out of your gear and ride home.

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pat's Peak in Henniker, NH. It's about 10-15 min from Concord.

It's a small mountain, but being a beginner, you won't be able to ride the whole thing. It's relatively cheap and has a free learners area, a valley ticket option, and a full mountain ticket option. You can also choose half or full days for both the Valley and full mountain tickets, then upgrade the difference if you plan to stay the whole day. It's got a pretty decent park as well. Ben Ross (local pro) has a lot of build input there so it's top notch in build quality. I've always found it to be a fun place to ride.
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You can also ride Bluehills to get some experience on the board before dropping $80 +gas driving up North.

Agree on Pat's Peak as well....good little mountain for the price.

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can also ride Bluehills to get some experience on the board before dropping $80 +gas driving up North.

Agree on Pat's Peak as well....good little mountain for the price.
I've been to Blue Hills, I would prefer to go somewhere with longer green trails.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I ride at Waterville Valley, Cannon, and Loon in NH. It's only a 3-4 hour drive from the cape depending on what part you live in. Last year i rode primarily at Cannon, they say its a skiers mountain, but if you catch it on a POW day its unbelieveable. Loon is more of a resort where cannon is run by the state and is strictly skiing and snowboarding. With that being said Cannon and Loon are both good choices... I havent rode at Waterville to much since i just started working there, its smaller than loon and cannon but so far it looks nice!
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Where on the Cape? I'm also from there but go to school near Worcester, so I ride Wachusett pretty regularly because it's close & cheap. It's a about a 2 hour drive from the Cape and the whole mountain is basically greens. They list everything as blues, but they're not. Two blacks which are really blues. Everything is super mellow. If you can get up midweek during the day there are zero lines. They got a new park crew last year and they've done a heck of a job over the summer building & redesigning so it should be a pretty sweet set-up this year.
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