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Old 01-14-2018, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by john112deere View Post
I've been to Stowe...know the town reasonably well, in fact. It's a bit of a drive, on account of roads running around, rather than over, mountains... but as the crow flies its probably only 10 miles from here.

Unfortunately, I don't ski- so I can't offer a lot of useful info on that topic. And nearly all of my skiing friends think it's too expensive, and buy annual passes elsewhere. I did have an uncle who lived in town and bought a weekday-only pass there, and used the hell out of it. I think he actually moved there for that reason.


But on a general level, it's a good ski area for Vermont...and I think New England snow is considered to be heavier and wetter than western snow. People talk about going west for powder. (But, like I said- I'm not a skier, so it doesn't mean much to me when they say stuff like that.)
Thanks Ian, it's appreciated. Main reason I asked was, I'm shopping for new skis, there is an online store that posted an ewetube vid of a ski I'm considering that was shot up at Stowe, and as much as I've heard about typical snow out there (exactly what you said, heavy and wet) I wanted to confirm as it does matter. BTW, I looked up info on the resort, that's a super nice place! On the money, overall, skiing isn't the cheapest winter sport out there which is nice in that, the lift ticket prices seem to discourage the riff-raff from infiltrating the environment. On a more personal level at premium resorts, I've skied a destination resort by the name of Whister/Blackcomb Mtn up in BC; ticket prices today are $156 CA. What you get for the $ aren't automatically better runs (compared to what's close to me and lift tickets today are $58-$78) but instead, many will be much longer and more of them. Great experience!
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