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Old February 9th 06, 07:25 PM
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For a beginner to intermediate skier looking for a one day midweek trip
from NYC, which of the above areas are the best?

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Old February 9th 06, 07:55 PM
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Mike wrote:

For a beginner to intermediate skier looking for a one day midweek trip
from NYC, which of the above areas are the best?


Speaking from one weekend's expirence:

Haven't been to Hunter, so all I can say is to repeat the rumor that
it's steeper and more crowded than the other two. Of the other two I'd
vote for Windham - Good mix of terrain, although nothing really steep.
If you were going on a weekend, I'd make the opposite recomendation,
since Windham gets ridiculously crowded on weekends.

Belleayre's entire mountain is rather bowl shaped - steep at the top,
moderate in the middle, flat at the bottom. This means that there
aren't any real easy top to bottom cruisers, you have to navigate the
top 200' of vertical which is steep and may be too much for the skier in
question. There are two long green top to bottom trails but they're
rather flat and don't connect to the mid mountain blues.

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Old February 9th 06, 09:02 PM
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Mike wrote:
For a beginner to intermediate skier looking for a one day midweek
trip from NYC, which of the above areas are the best?



Windham. Less crowds, high speed detach quad
Hunter. Crowds, high speed lift
Belleayre. No high speed lift, mountain sucks

Winner= Windham


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Old February 9th 06, 09:28 PM
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Mike wrote:

For a beginner to intermediate skier looking for a one day midweek trip
from NYC, which of the above areas are the best?


Midweek might be the only time to go to Hunter -- so long as you start
early in the morning. It's basically a so-so mountain with enormous
crowds; even on a weekday the snow they pump onto it overnight it skis
off a lot faster than you'd expect, though the lift lines are tolerable.

Windham is significantly less crowded weekday, enough to make at least
a small difference weekends. I haven't skiied at Bellayre in years, and
I know they did a bunch of work on it, but when I did ski there it was
just for the $7 night skiing tickets. If you want to learn to point 'em
and slice ice, chasing all the high school racers doing laps is a good
way to do it; the top of Bellayre is steep enough to make it fun even
if you think you know what you're doing already.

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Old February 24th 06, 12:51 AM
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No question about it Windham. They have the longest beginner trails.
Even without the crowds, Hunter doesn't impress me. Bellearye just
plain sux with their layout.

On 9 Feb 2006 11:25:29 -0800, "Mike" wrote:

For a beginner to intermediate skier looking for a one day midweek trip
from NYC, which of the above areas are the best?




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