E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

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E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby gpaulski » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Hola, hope y'all are well!

I'll start with amazing jamesdeluxe's words:
Mont Orford, QC 02/10/10

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:48 am
Hadn't been to Orford since 2005 and forgot how good a mountain it is... definitely the best overall terrain in the Townships: lots of steep offpiste shots, some excellent (and long) glade runs, and plenty of cruisers, it's got everything covered. Conditions-wise, it's a lot more temperamental in that it can get raked by strong winds up top and only gets about 160-ish inches annually, I believe. Think of it as the Whiteface of the Townships. But when the snow is in great shape, like it was yesterday, Orford's a fun time.

True for LSG?? Anybody care to rank them?

Any of them similar to M. S. Anne?

Gracias, best.
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby Patrick » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:40 pm

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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby gpaulski » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:36 pm

Thank you Patrick.
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:35 am

Owl's Head specializes in long, nicely pitched groomers. Bromont has a lot too, not quite as long as OH. Sutton's are fun, but short (800-900 vert range).
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby gpaulski » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:11 am

Gracias Mr. Deluxe! All we need is a little SN...........................
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:35 pm

Patrick wrote:This would still apply:

Most of that debate was over the April timing of the proposed trip. No timing is offered by GPaul this time (but every previous inquiry has been for Christmas or Easter) and note that james' complimentary remarks were from a trip in February. By the way, if GPaul is still thinking about ANYWHERE in Colorado/New Mexico for this Christmas, forget about it. BAIL OUT NOW.
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby Patrick » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:38 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:
Patrick wrote:This would still apply:

Most of that debate was over the April timing of the proposed trip.


Yes, but I also remember that GPaul specifically asked the long steep groomer in that thread, or maybe it was in another thread or forums? Pretty sure it was in that thread.
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:26 pm

GPaul may obsess about long steep groomers, but snow conditions matter if he doesn't want them to be closed or a sheet of ice. If he can only take these vacations at Christmas or Easter, he should not be taking them in the East.
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby gpaulski » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:21 am

Paid attention and followed suggestions this time :-({|= O:)
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Re: E. Townships for LST (long, steep groomers)?

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:15 pm

gpaulski wrote:Paid attention and followed suggestions this time :-({|= O:)
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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Tony Crocker wrote: If I were to pick the worst destinations in western North America for average snow coverage/open terrain in December/January, Crested Butte and Taos would top the list.

EMSC wrote:I have to wonder why you are not looking at highly reliable early season resorts... Say start at Steamboat pre-holidays before it gets crazy, then move on to Alta & Grand Targhee? Some of the best early season places around... You could probably even include Wolf Creek on that itinerary too.

johnnash wrote:you might consider trying to stay flexible (you've got a car, after all)


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Beav/Vail is before the crowd crunch, and to the extent Colorado is getting some snow, it seems to be along the I-70 corridor. Telluride and Crested Butte rate to be total disasters. BAIL OUT NOW!!! You have a car, so you CAN go somewhere else. EMSC's suggestions of Salt Lake or Targhee/Jackson are the most logical. I gave johnnash similar bail out advice last year and he's glad I did.
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