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  • Pulled into BW base area yesterday. (Sorry my phone was dead so no pics.) This project still has a LONG ways to go! The parking area was still full of lift tower pieces, sheaves, etc. Crane was in the base area but it wasn't moving. I'm guessi…
  • ^I'm going to just copy/edit DrJeff's post because mine is pretty similar.... I'm 160 miles from my house in MA to my house in Lincoln, NH. Plus 30 miles RT to get to Cannon each day. Adds up to ~380 miles for a weekend of skiing. Usually ~25 week…
  • - White Peaks gives you 1,900' of vertical with a high-speed lift I take it it's been a very long time since you were last at Waterville?
  • Ok on a Monday say 1/6 is Loon worth $30 more than Waterville? 1/6/2019 is a Sunday. Loon sometimes has cheap Sunday afternoon tickets (although that may not kick-in until the spring). That would make Loon possibly win even on price. But assum…
  • > @IBRAKEFORTBARS said: > Ciscokid: don’t forget to pop into Loon, Ragged, Sunapee, and Gunstock! 😂 Loon probably is least worthwhile of all the areas in the White Mountains. If I had to skip one, that'd be it. It's got the best snowmaki…
  • Moosilauke over the weekend
  • On Saturday (10/13) I drove through a snow/rain mix at the top of the Kanc. Sunday morning I hiked up Loon. No snow there, but I could see snow on the summits of Moosilauke, Cannon, Franconia Ridge, and the Presidentials. It's coming!!!
  • I'd put Dartmouth at Pat's and probably Whaleback in the list. They all have something going for them. Crotched for night skiing with a fast lift, Tenney for the throwback feel, Ragged for the good lift system and many marked glades, Sunapee for s…
  • awesome info. Thanks!
    in Acorns Comment by Cannonball October 1
  • As far as acorns being a sign for the coming winter....I don't by it. There are a million folklore versions on the same theory: acorns, wooly bears, maple leaves, etc. The reality is that all of these are only signs of the PREVIOUS seasons. Geez…
  • The abundance of acorns means an abundance of squirrels which means an abundance of roadkill. I've never seen so many dead squirrels per mile as I93 in NH right now. And apparently I'm not alone http://www.unionleader.com/animals/never-seen-this-ma…
  • It was 35 at Burke yesterday morning. It's coming!
  • I'd love to see a lift addition or upgrade at Wildcat that would serve as a good alternative for the quad. With the current configuration it's essentially a one-lift mountain which goes from all to nothing when weather shuts the quad down. Yes, I…
  • You sure he wasn't thinking about Stowe?
  • For a long time I considered Killington my favorite ski area in the Northeast. Some of that is sentimental. It was the first ski area I ever skied outside the mid-Atlantic. Outer Limits and Great Eastern impressed the heck out of me in their own …
  • Definitely had some brutally cold days, and some pouring rain days. But I think the weather that has driven me off the mountain the worst is good 'ol 30 degrees and rain/wet snow.
  • It's a $500 book on Amazon??? https://www.amazon.com/Where-Snowboard-2016-Chris-Gill/dp/0955866375
  • You guys all make a really good point. Good concept but not so great in reality.
  • This is also being discussed in other circles and other ski forums. Would the SJ crowd be cool with crossing over on a private rental with "outsiders" from other forums? Might help make it a cost-effective reality!
  • I hate this thread concept. I can't even think that way. But just to play along....I guess if I listed all these places in terms of "best" something would land at the bottom of the list and therefore be considered "worst". Okemo would land that s…
  • Surprised I'm the first to mention it, but the Schwendi Hutte at Waterville around roughly 3,800' is amazing. Great views in an awesome old school structure with surprisingly good food I did mention it. But to be fair, I didn't call it "amazing".…
  • I would also say: Loon-South Peak Cannon Mtn-Mittersill Bretton Woods-Rosebrook & Stickney Gore- North Creek Snow Bowl SMH Huntah Agree. Those top to added whole new mountains.
  • > @jaytrem said: > The summit lodge at Kicking Horse is really nice too! Yeah, amazing place!
  • You had me at 'on-mountain'. I always prefer to take a mid-day break, or beer, up on the mountain instead of at the base. The facilities have to be pretty terrible to change my mind on that. I can't think of any that bad. Places like Waterville'…
  • > @JimK said: > "To keep the playing field a bit more level I mean gladed runs that are maintained as glades during the off-season, not off-piste runs a la MRG. " > > Can you guys tell me the difference between glades, tree skiing…
  • I agree with rivercoil and Joshua about all the negatives of Kinsman. Those are some real and significant problems. They add up to something I wouldn't call "good" but I might call "interesting".
  • The question was "interesting" glades. All of the responses have been about who has "good" glades, and I agree that all of the suggestions are good. "Interesting" is a more difficult question. Glades are almost inherently interesting to me, so it…
  • If we're looking for "interesting" and true "beginner" then Cranmore is worth a mention. A few years back they introduced "Terrain Based Learning". It's a pretty cool concept where features and micro-contouring allow absolute beginners to get star…
  • This new technology has to get paid for somehow. There are basically 2 scenarios: 1) It's paid for by the resort. That in-turn means that it gets paid for by the consumer/skier through increased ticket prices. 2) It get paid for through advertisi…
  • Tuckerbrook at Cannon is one of the best beginner lifts/pods anywhere and one of the best improvements Cannon ever made. It does such a good job of giving beginners their own space and terrain. There is almost no reason for a non-beginner to ski th…