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  1. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Good choice. I was looking at wildcat base webcam yesterday. Don't think I've ever seen longer lines.
  2. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Spent day xc skiing and snow shoeing in the Pemi Wilderness - entered via Lincoln Woods. What a spectacular day. And, what great snow depth. Loon's parking lots were full when I drove by in morning. Great day. The drop off in snow south of exit 20-23 on 93 is amazing.
  3. Angus

    February 2019 Discussion I

    skied Saddleback one day that week and literally watched feet of snow disappear between morning and afternoon. horrible.
  4. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    noticed both wildcat and sugarloaf are closed for the day due to winds. i xc skied at weston ski track in slush yesterday afternoon in sunshine and temps in mid-50's then did a less-than-enjoyable two hour session at WaWa last evening on a surface that was freezing up, winds howling and kids bombing by me out of control...ah, the joys of NE weather.
  5. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    I wouldn't rank in any particular order - Telluride - stay downtown, lots of night life options. good assortment of terrain for all levels and enough to keep things interesting for 5 days easy. Banff - haven't stayed there but my son has and says good things. Sunshine Village (I liked) and Lake Louise (my son said was better) have enough terrain to keep you interested and the Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Kicking Horse is awesome terrain wise but Golden has a handful of restaurants and the base area didn't seem like much. The bottom third of Revelstoke is prone to warmth but the top 2/3rds stays cold and there is some great terrain. I might throw in Fernie - the downtown is nice and the terrain there is fun and terrain has everything. I don't think you can beat SLC plus it is definitely the easiest to get to. On the park city side of things, my least favorite is the Canyons due to funky lift setup. Problem is with having snowboarders in your group, DV and Alta are eliminated. I think you can't beat staying downtown because your body recovers faster at lower elevation plus you wake up and choose from Powder Mountain/Snowbasin to north to the cottonwoods to Park City areas... but I can't really speak to the nightlife in SLC though. Big Sky is probably the last resort on my N.A. bucket list - but you need to stay in the village and it is $$$. Don't know anyone who hasn't gone there and hasn't comeback raving. As I write this up, you can't really go wrong at any of these places.
  6. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    been to majority of places, how hardcore is the group. i.e. looking to ski hard, challenging terrain or mix it up with night life and that sort of stuff.
  7. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Skied at Cannon taking advantage of their 2 for 1 SB special. Wow, they have a lot of snow. Whole mountain is open. Spent a good amount of time at Mittersill and front four/five zoomed lift because of clouds and fog at top of mountain. Prior 3 days downhill this season have been with young kids on more gentle terrain, skied hard all day and could really feel it.
  8. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Why don't you just see if Alex will let you crash on a couch indefinitely and become ski bum. Sounds easier.
  9. Angus

    January 2019 Discussion II

    My first visit to Sugarloaf was at the height of that cold...it was such an unpleasant experience that I didn't ski for remainder of season and the next one. Brutal cold and winds with frostbite on my face everytime I took a run.
  10. Stuck in Detroit last nite due to massive ice storm. Whole airport shutdown around 10 - total chaos. Found a hotel 20 miles away. Took 2 hours to find transportation.
  11. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    First day at Great Brook Ski Touring Center in Carlisle MA. It was cold with a stiff breeze. They had about 6" of snow with a couple of inches of ice on top...makes for a pretty durable surface. Stayed in woods to avoid wind.
  12. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Wildcat already announced they are closed tomorrow due to temps and winds.
  13. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    That is un-impressive to say the least. I skied there on the 31st of December and was impressed. I skied at Ragged yesterday and was very impressed. What I found amusing was the amount of terrain in the woods they had open. I saw a lot of rocks sticking out of the snow from the lifts. I was with my 8 year nephew who is a lower intermediate skier so we did not venture in! I had not been there in 5 years. My son raced there in HS and the management and employees hard work has really paid off. The place was really busy but I don't think we waited more then 5-7 minutes in line.
  14. Angus

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    They have been doing this since last season and ran the cat earlier this season. I've heard it is a fun thing to do once or twice. I think they spent so much time cutting and trimming over on Burnt Mountain and most folks don't have the equipment, time or gumption to climb and traverse very far from the King Pine entrance that they did this get more people in there. It's pretty good marketing - Sugarloaf can claim only lift served above treeline/snowfield and cat skiing in East. Of course, both claims require an asterisk! Here is a video that Sugarloaf produced introducing cat skiing - its mostly a 'how to plan' piece. https://vimeo.com/260046505
  15. Angus

    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    dumping snow at Wildcat via webcam. snowing at pretty good clip at Sugarloaf too...partly sunny in the 01742! We did get some freezing rain last nite with remnants remaining this AM.