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Old 12-07-2012, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be going up there NYE weekend, and wanted to know what are some of the better trails (blue for the gf and blacks for myself) along w/ which area has the best backcountry glades.
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They're all blues and blacks, mostly. Depends on the coverage but check out Valhalla and Green Beret. If the Chutes are open go there, earlier the better after a snow. If they've been getting puked on hike out off the backside (there's a gate) to the lower peak. Don't follow the drainage, bank left. You'll have to hitch a ride back to the base. Not a big deal. Then there's a section off the north side, you have to duck a rope, there's a sweet little cliff band to launch off.

If there's no snow it's like any other place and you get stuck babysitting gf.
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I like most of the stuff off the flyer, I never spent much time on the other side... I used to come down under the chair, then duck right and enter a great set of glades, then come out at the bottom and traverse left again doing little side hits back to the flyer.

Jay's a really spread out hill, I'm sure you'll find lots for both of you to enjoy.
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any locals know where the ugly tree glades are located around? Ill be going up this weekend and am so stoked!!
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i've found the locals there are pretty amenable to showing people around, so you shouldn't have much of a problem.

i'm PMing you one of the more well-known secrets.
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I will be going up there NYE weekend, and wanted to know what are some of the better trails (blue for the gf and blacks for myself) along w/ which area has the best backcountry glades.
87cm in the last 48 hours, and still snowing, I don't think it matters what you do, it'll be pretty damn good! I like Everglade for a nice mellow tree run. With good snow it's so much fun. if you get in it up high it's tight and steep, but you can get in lower where it's more mellow, by the end of it, it's basically a green trail, should make the whole fam happy.
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i've found the locals there are pretty amenable to showing people around, so you shouldn't have much of a problem.

i'm PMing you one of the more well-known secrets.
I'd be curious as well, I'm heading down there again in a few weeks, and am always wanting to explore!
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My friends where heading up there in a few weeks from now. I'm the begginer of the group with this being my 2nd season. I can do most basic stuff and they are advanced. Is a waste for a newer rider to make this 7 hour trip? Will I be holding them back to much or will they be bored? I dont want to get killed on any tree runs.
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My friends where heading up there in a few weeks from now. I'm the begginer of the group with this being my 2nd season. I can do most basic stuff and they are advanced. Is a waste for a newer rider to make this 7 hour trip? Will I be holding them back to much or will they be bored? I dont want to get killed on any tree runs.
well, minus the glades jay peak is just a mountain that gets A LOT of snow (for an east coast resort, at least), but without them the trail count also becomes more like 50 instead of 78. IMO it's never a waste to go ride; if a trail is open it's good conditions for me, lol. plus, in your second season i don't think you can fully appreciate any mountain for the most part except maybe the small ones in the NY/NJ/PA. from my own experience in my second season i went to okemo and pretty much derped my way through the entire weekend.

the good thing about jay peak is that there's really only 3 lift areas you can end up, so the chances of getting separated from your group is pretty slim. and the glades run alongside the trails so if you're not comfortable just take those.

so no, i don't think it'd be a waste at all
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