I'm coming out to NY for christmas to visit with my wife's family. My brother is on the east coast and is planing on picking me up (rescue me from bad music and drunk in-laws). We're planing to head up to New Hampshire and Vermont to explore for some early season splitting. My bro is just getting his board and gear together for the trip I'm sending mine in the mail .
Can any of you recommend some zones for exploration neither of us has boarded in this area (i've got about six years experience poking around in Arizona and New Mexico. If any of you easterners wouldn't mind showing us around that would be great as well. I talked to New Hampshire transplant/ski patroller (gnarly old dude) at the local hill he mentioned all sorts of old retired resorts and i forgot every one .
Be up there from the 26th-29th pm me or whatever is done... thanks
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:31 pm Posts: 167 Location: 802
For closed ski areas, http://www.nelsap.org/ is your guide. Hopefully we'll get another storm after this one that's rolling through tomorrow. Still need a bit more of a base before the trees will be good to go.
Looking at the map makes me realize why this is called New England, Ascutuny? Bromley, Straton, Tenney. Very white sounding (don't mean to be racists). Interesting country and it looks like you guys are getting some pow coming your way.
I've scoped out several resorts that allow hiking; Bromley, Jay Peak and Magic mountain (what a concept) wish the folks at the local bowl would figure that one out. My bro has some hikes up his sleeve and a New England bc book to read on the drive up. Shoot me a pm if you don't mind showing a couple of dirt bag bros around.
Looking forward to seeing some new country.. Peace from dry ass AZ
Hey guys, I'm looking to get out Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Is anybody in any need of partners? I'm hoping to get in a good day of turns somewhere (recommendations would be helpful)!
Also, for those of you still looking for closed slopes to ride. Wilderness and Timberline are still closed at Bolton and It has been pretty fantastic. Definitely work a post work/early morning lap. There was another couple of inches up there this morning.
Rode Jay Peak last Sunday, they've had lots of snow so far this year......that being said, glades were good but the actual woods we got into were worth getting into if you don't mind getting hung up in under brush and banging up your board on rocks.
Been riding Killington on Tuesdays since the week before Halloween and they've done a good job of blowing snow and almost every week there's a closed trail with some natural snow on it worth poaching. Got into some glades we have built into a hill near my house in southern NH Weds after the new snow and it was good but only because we have it cleaned up pretty well and it's low angle.
The only time on the splitboard has been early morning hikes at Crotched mountain because it's a 20 min drive and they don't care if you hike it, plus I don't feel like banging that board up just yet.
The weather this weekend will be a big factor in what's worth hiking for. Good luck and let's pray this rain doesn't hit.
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:07 pm Posts: 355 Location: Green Mountains
Making lemons out of lemonade... Got some soft turns and snowflakes on the closed wilderness slope at Bolton. High angle stuff was a no go but we found some great fluff down low to enjoy while vacationers scraped ice.
Jan back on the split after two months of nursing an ankle injury. By the way, Vermont chics are tough.