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< 1 hr. 1 1.35%
1-2 hrs. 20 27.03%
2-3 hrs. 21 28.38%
>3 hrs. 32 43.24%
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Whistler is an exact 2:20 drive for me. But I've done road trips to the Kootneays that take as much as 10hrs of driving.

So for the day i'll drive 2hrs, for a week i'll drive up to 12hrs straight
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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1.75 hrs for me one way.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I already have to drive 2-2.5 hours just to get to A mountain, not a hill. To go up to VT requires 3 hours min for Okemo and 30 more minutes for Kill. That or I just take the bus trips. Any more than 4 hours I usually stay overnight.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well Im surprised how many of you make 3+ hr. trips one way in one day. Not getting a hotel sure cheapens the sport quite a bit, so maybe I will do that too.

Im gonna be ~3hrs from both Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor so I definitely want to hit them up. If I can do it in a day trip then I can justify going there much more often.

Thanks for all of your input.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I live in Lexington, Kentucky and the closest place to us in an hour and a half away. SO anytime I go i have to drive an hour and a half for 400' vertical feet of icy fun. I'd give my left nut for something twice that size 3 hours away. Plus we drove 35 hours this year to Montana for 5 days of riding. The less cool stuff you have around you the further you are willing to drive.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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depends on the quality of the park there but if its a good park at a good hill there isnt much that can stop me from going
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I drove 2-4 hours each way doing day trips almost every weekend this season, no big deal. Out the door at 5 or 6 a.m. and on the mountain when the lifts open, stay until they close and I'm still home before it's too late. Not paying for hotel rooms gives me many more days on the snow.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Seedy J View Post
My nearest mountains are a 3.5 hour drive each way (if all goes smoothly)... and 60 bucks in tolls each way (no, I'm not shitting you). This is why I've only been getting ~15 days per season.
$60?!? wow. I pay more in tolls one way to the nearest NY mountains( Hunter, Windham, Belleayre) than I did rt to Vermont. For $120 that's a room for the night. I'm going to start taking bus trips to Belleayre overnight. On the Trailways it's cheap for rountrip bus, hotel, lift tickets and a lesson too.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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i live in illinois and the resorts here suck, but what do ou expect from illinois. I only have to drive about 45min to an hour, but this winter im going to colorado which is gonna be like a 12 hour drive or something.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:24 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Holiday Valley Ellicottville NY-- 2 hours

Blue Mountain Collingwood ON-- 2.5 hours

Mount St Louis/Moonstone Coldwater ON 1.75 hours

Mont Tremblant Quebec --8 hours. Not a daily driver but will drive to get there and stay
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