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So I fudged up and couldn't go last week, this is the last week.

Windham already closed, Hunter (forget about it). So I am looking at Vermont

Which mountains has the best conditions for this weekend? I have been leaning towards Okemo, but what do you think?

Okemo?
Killington?
Mount Snow?
Stratton?
pico?
gore?
whiteface?
sugarbush?
stowe?
jay peak?
Mad River Glen?
 

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Was thinking about this too. Maybe not VT but definitely try to ride this weekend.

Friday its supposed to rain in the north east. I think Northern VT and Northern Maine will get snow. Everywhere else is getting rain or icy mix.

Was thinking of Sugarloaf, but i'm not sure if I want to drive 4 hours for riding in the rain.
 

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Was thinking about this too. Maybe not VT but definitely try to ride this weekend.

Friday its supposed to rain in the north east. I think Northern VT and Northern Maine will get snow. Everywhere else is getting rain or icy mix.

Was thinking of Sugarloaf, but i'm not sure if I want to drive 4 hours for riding in the rain.
Hell yeah on the Loaf. They got 3 inches of snow on Monday or so when it was 75 in Philly!

Also this weekend is Reggae Weekend at the Loaf. http://www.sugarloaf.com/EventsActivities/reggae.html Pretty much a big mountain wide party from Friday to Sunday. Awesome times! King of Spring baby! http://www.sugarloaf.com/TheMountain/DailyReport/index.html
They still have 150 trails open/over 1000 acres of riding. The trees are epic!

Pics from Reggae Fest 2011 -->





 

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hmm thanks guys, yea checking now they got 2-3" snow last 48 hours GREAAAAT
gues i will be tehre :)

it's good and all bur it's 7 hours
 

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Look at the forecast for the base of the mountain --> NOAA National Weather Service

All I'm saying is that if you got a homie or 2 and got a hotel room Friday and Saturday night, it would be the absolute best spring riding and fun scene you have ever experienced.

There is a legit inn right off the hill with way cheaper prices. Plus they have strippers on Friday night.

If I didn't have an exam on Tuesday I would be there in a heartbeat!
 

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Look at the forecast for the base of the mountain --> NOAA National Weather Service

All I'm saying is that if you got a homie or 2 and got a hotel room Friday and Saturday night, it would be the absolute best spring riding and fun scene you have ever experienced.

There is a legit inn right off the hill with way cheaper prices. Plus they have strippers on Friday night.

If I didn't have an exam on Tuesday I would be there in a heartbeat!
lol i am married man, but let's see if she wants to come haha
know any other cheap hotels/motels/inns etc?
 

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The Carrabassett Inn is the closest to the mountain without being an ON mountain resort. This is the lodge with the strippers, however they are only in the bar, only on fridays, and only past 9:30 or so. There are better places to eat anyway... There will definitely be shuttle service, so you could stay on the mountain till you want to crash, then get a shuttle back. The bars will be crowded, but the outdoor Reggae music is free entry. The other bars will probably have a cover.

If you just want to ride, then it will be much cheaper than if you want to party both nights as well.

It's worth calling the on mountain hotels though, as at this point, they are probably offering cheaper rates to fill rooms for the weekend.
 

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I used this to see which hills were open --> Northeast Ski Resort Map - Resort Profiles, Snow Conditions

Then I used this to see what the weather was looking like --> NOAA National Weather Service

Hopefully it helps.

Might be heading to Loon tomorrow or maybe the loaf. Not 100% sure yet.
thanks for the alpine zone man great site, shows the conditions thanks

yea it's crazy rainy today, so is the season over :(, i wanted to do a last run, but still thinking if the loaf is worth it
 

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yup, if anybody is looking for the same thing this weekend, I did an extensive research and came to a conclusion that sugarloaf remains the only place to go to, it's far yes no other alternatives, unless you want to swim instead of ride, stratton, killington, stowe, mount snow all rainy day before, sugarloaf supposed to get new snow tonight and tomorrow morning like 4-8 inches
 

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Belleayre in the Cats should be open this weekend still, was there yesterday. Damn rain is killing the snow though, but many trails still had good coverage. The Loaf is a long hike, but worth, lot of terrain (1000+ acres still open) and a big vertical. Great mountain! Heading up there is a couple of weeks to continue my fix.
 

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yup, if anybody is looking for the same thing this weekend, I did an extensive research and came to a conclusion that sugarloaf remains the only place to go to, it's far yes no other alternatives, unless you want to swim instead of ride, stratton, killington, stowe, mount snow all rainy day before, sugarloaf supposed to get new snow tonight and tomorrow morning like 4-8 inches
I am so friggin jealous of you man. 4-8 inches on Reggae weekend is some of the best news I have ever heard. It will be a blast. I have a buddy that works up there as a snowboard instructor, so if you want someone to take you to some awesome sidecountry pow spots in Brackett Basin, send me a PM and I'll get you hooked up!
 

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yup, if anybody is looking for the same thing this weekend, I did an extensive research and came to a conclusion that sugarloaf remains the only place to go to, it's far yes no other alternatives, unless you want to swim instead of ride, stratton, killington, stowe, mount snow all rainy day before, sugarloaf supposed to get new snow tonight and tomorrow morning like 4-8 inches
Jay Peake is supposed to be getting some snow, but that's not exactly down the street either.
 

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Jay Peake is supposed to be getting some snow, but that's not exactly down the street either.
Jay peak is great, but what makes it great is the snow totals and the glades that open due to them. Sugarloaf holds snow better and is a much bigger mountain with much more terrain. Have been to both in the spring and will take the 'Loaf any day over over Jay in the spring. They have also added massive amounts of glades and Maine has been pounded with snow this year.

Edit: Snowfields at the top are still open too!
 

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Jay peak is great, but what makes it great is the snow totals and the glades that open due to them. Sugarloaf holds snow better and is a much bigger mountain with much more terrain. Have been to both in the spring and will take the 'Loaf any day over over Jay in the spring. They have also added massive amounts of glades and Maine has been pounded with snow this year.

Edit: Snowfields at the top are still open too!
The thing I like most about Jay is the cliff face. It's tricky to get good though because of the wind and the tram closing down.

I was there earlier this year when they got about a foot (I think?). It was wet snow the first day but dried right up the second. Unfortunately the visibility was shit, so the snowfields were closed. The glades were fireing though.

When they open up that whole side, they'll have an entire, lift-accessed, glade mountain. Amazing.

Is the Loaf still really good? I might head back up there for a couple days. It's a bloody hike for me, coming from Western Mass. I'm more likely to go to Tuckerman Ravine.
 

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Go to the Loaf man. Everything was open this weekend and they got 4 in Saturday and 2 in Sunday. They glades are open, the snowfields are open and I believe the backside is open. They really are the king of spring. I'm excited to see how late they will be open this year. I wouldn't be surprised to see people riding until mid May.
 

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The thing I like most about Jay is the cliff face. It's tricky to get good though because of the wind and the tram closing down.

I was there earlier this year when they got about a foot (I think?). It was wet snow the first day but dried right up the second. Unfortunately the visibility was shit, so the snowfields were closed. The glades were fireing though.

When they open up that whole side, they'll have an entire, lift-accessed, glade mountain. Amazing.

Is the Loaf still really good? I might head back up there for a couple days. It's a bloody hike for me, coming from Western Mass. I'm more likely to go to Tuckerman Ravine.
Shit, I head up there from Long Island (8+ hour drive.) If I was in western Mass I would be up there all the time. 1000+ acres still open with some fresh just had. King of Spring!
 

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I am so friggin jealous of you man. 4-8 inches on Reggae weekend is some of the best news I have ever heard. It will be a blast. I have a buddy that works up there as a snowboard instructor, so if you want someone to take you to some awesome sidecountry pow spots in Brackett Basin, send me a PM and I'll get you hooked up!
Go to the Loaf man. Everything was open this weekend and they got 4 in Saturday and 2 in Sunday. They glades are open, the snowfields are open and I believe the backside is open. They really are the king of spring. I'm excited to see how late they will be open this year. I wouldn't be surprised to see people riding until mid May.
aaah man we couldn't go actually wife didn't want to drive up there 8+ hours and coming back on Sunday, you know Monday is another work day :( I wanted to go checking on all the weather and all really upset, season is pretty much over around here, I feel like 2 day weekends is never enough... Wish I went though reading your message now.

Shit, I head up there from Long Island (8+ hour drive.) If I was in western Mass I would be up there all the time. 1000+ acres still open with some fresh just had. King of Spring!
aaaaaaah jealous jealous
 

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Shit, I head up there from Long Island (8+ hour drive.) If I was in western Mass I would be up there all the time. 1000+ acres still open with some fresh just had. King of Spring!
Dude, I'm out there man. It takes me 7.5 hours from home. And I could just go to Killington in 2hrs, so it makes it too easy for me decision wise.

I'll try to get back to the Loaf I think thouhg.
 

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Go to the Loaf man. Everything was open this weekend and they got 4 in Saturday and 2 in Sunday. They glades are open, the snowfields are open and I believe the backside is open. They really are the king of spring. I'm excited to see how late they will be open this year. I wouldn't be surprised to see people riding until mid May.
How late would they stay open if conditions permitted?

I think Killington could make it to mid may too, surprisingly.
 
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