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Old 03-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what's a (snowboarding) bowl?
Just refers to the shape of the mountain (or section of mountain.) Its kinda scooped out like a bowl where all trails around the lip lead you the bottom of the bowl.
They are great places to ride after a big snowfall!
Out west its like that section that is steep and rocky with few trees covering the terrain (though its not above treeline.) In the east we dont have that kind of terrain so its more the shape. Though I hear people in the east refer to not strictly bowl shaped terrain that is thinned/cut as a bowl even though its really a glade.

It could also be the thing you pack, light and smoke. But not so much for me anymore. Lol
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Isn't it some sort of requirement that all NYCers to go to Stratton?

Speaking of the Loaf, I was up there for that good storm they had 3 weeks ago. My first time there, and have to say I quite liked it. I'd need more time to explore the mountain though. My buddy and I found a narrow, ungroomed, tucked away run that no one was hitting. We got it all day and it never tracked out. The powder just moved around in the 'chute'. One of my best days in New England.
LOL funny, that's where I headed up to, but my first time there and my friend was dying to check it out. Good acreage and some good tree runs, but definitely lacks some steep to it. After 17", though I missed much of the fresh goods, there were tons of soft liftline mogul runs, and some spots in the trees were untouched and up to my knees. Ended up going past one of the designated glade areas and discovering it when I almost nosedived into a creek. Ended up having to having to walk my way over snow covered rocks over that and a second creek and uphill a bit back into the inbounds territory. Good couple of days though.
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Ended up going past one of the designated glade areas and discovering it when I almost nosedived into a creek. Ended up having to having to walk my way over snow covered rocks over that and a second creek and uphill a bit back into the inbounds territory. Good couple of days though.
At least you weren't this guy. Happened while I was there.

I got stuck in a glade at one point, looking for fresh lines. Found out there was a reason no lines were present in the area I chose. Had to paddle out surfboard style.

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Hahaha. Hiking out of there is a bitch. Theres nothing/no one out there.
Do not get caught on the backside man. Oy.

Were the snowfields open? Those are the best steeps at sugarloaf...but maybe they arent open this late. Though after a dump they may be.

Out best steeps are Bubblecuffer, White Nitro and the gondy line coming out of the snowfields. But its a pain to ride the lower sections if the snowfield section isnt open. For in bounds trails...they are actually pretty steep. Even by west coast standards.

Straight line down HaulBack if you want some good speed. Its only a single diamond but shit thats fun.

Oh I miss you Loafy loaf.
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I meant Stratton. Sorry, got myself a bit toasted the last bit of the ride home before I got dropped off. Would have never made it home from the Loaf by now. Probably wouldn't have wanted to head back
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Were the snowfields open? Those are the best steeps at sugarloaf...but maybe they arent open this late. Though after a dump they may be.

Out best steeps are Bubblecuffer, White Nitro and the gondy line coming out of the snowfields. But its a pain to ride the lower sections if the snowfield section isnt open. For in bounds trails...they are actually pretty steep. Even by west coast standards.
Some of the Snowfields were open for only a brief period. The Timberline lift was running the entire time, but visibility was non existent at the summit. The price you pay for dumping I guess.

A few of the fields opened up on the 2nd day, but they were tracked up pretty quick. It was super windy up there too, with thin cover, as the snow was blown off.

The goods were in the glades, and in our secret stash of course.

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