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Old October 22nd 10, 02:49 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Default Okemo or Loon

Hi all,

I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.

Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.

Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Joe V
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Old October 22nd 10, 04:09 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On Oct 22, 7:49*am, jovii wrote:
Hi all,

* *I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. *I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. *We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. *I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. *I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.

* Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.

Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.


Have you actually read this newsgroup? Do you want to be falsely
accused of molesting children?
We already know that you are a stupid dumb****, since you will be
skiing on President's Day weekend. You belong here.
  #3  
Old October 23rd 10, 07:43 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
MG[_3_]
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Default Okemo or Loon



"jovii" wrote in message
...

Hi all,

I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.

Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.

Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Joe V

I've never been to Loon or to Okemo on a weekend, but I really enjoyed
Okemo. It's a great cruising mountain.

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Old October 24th 10, 03:04 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Default Okemo or Loon

On Oct 22, 7:49*am, jovii wrote:
Hi all,

* *I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. *I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. *We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. *I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. *I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.

* Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.

Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Joe V


How did you come down to choosing those two places out of all the
choices within driving distance of both?

PS: ignore the man behind the curtain.
  #5  
Old October 25th 10, 01:08 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Default Okemo or Loon

On 10/23/2010 03:43 PM, MG wrote:


"jovii" wrote in message
...

Hi all,

I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.

Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.

Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Joe V

I've never been to Loon or to Okemo on a weekend, but I really enjoyed
Okemo. It's a great cruising mountain.


If a mountain can make you into a hero, it's Okemo.
Did I say Slow-kemo?

The only time I ever skied Loon, it was all
EasternFirm(tm) everywhere. Seemed like a
nice little mountain, however.

As for President's weekend, I wouldn't plan
to be able to avoid horrendous crowds at any
ski area anywhere. Friday before may be OK,
but Saturday will be BAD. But then, go find
a local and ski with him. Get up early, ski
until 11:00AM, it will start to crowd up at
that time. Go in for an early lunch. Go back out
at 12:15 and quit at 2PM. Get an early start
on 12oz curls.


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Old October 25th 10, 09:43 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Default Okemo or Loon

On Sun, 24 Oct 2010 21:08:32 -0400, VtSkier wrote
this crap:

. Get an early start
on 12oz curls.


Always good advice.


Vote for Palin-Brown in 2012. Repeal the nightmares.

BTW, I voted on Sept 30th.

This signature is now the ultimate
power in the universe
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Old October 25th 10, 04:12 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
jovii
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On Oct 23, 11:04*pm, Richard Henry wrote:
On Oct 22, 7:49*am, jovii wrote:



Hi all,


* *I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. *I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. *We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. *I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. *I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.


* Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.


Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.


Thank You
Joe V


How did you come down to choosing those two places out of all the
choices within driving distance of both?

PS: *ignore the man behind the curtain.


We always try to find a different place to ski each year. Stowe was
our 1st choice but too expensive. One person recommended Okemo and we
found a place to stay when someone read reviews about long lift lines
and panic set in. So I recommended Loon where I skied years ago and
enjoyed it.

I know there are other places to go but I'm not running the show,
just trying to help a panicking sister-in-law .
We finally are back to Okemo as our ski destination for this year.
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Old October 25th 10, 05:22 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On Oct 24, 6:08*pm, VtSkier wrote:
On 10/23/2010 03:43 PM, MG wrote:







"jovii" wrote in message
....


Hi all,


I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.


Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.


Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.


Thank You
Joe V


I've never been to Loon or to Okemo on a weekend, but I really enjoyed
Okemo. It's a great cruising mountain.


If a mountain can make you into a hero, it's Okemo.
Did I say Slow-kemo?

Nothing can make YOU into a hero, freak. You're a complete coward and
a true ppppppuuuuuuussssssyyyyy.

The only time I ever skied Loon, it was all
EasternFirm(tm) everywhere. Seemed like a
nice little mountain, however.

As for President's weekend, I wouldn't plan
to be able to avoid horrendous crowds at any
ski area anywhere.


Try Canada, idiot.
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Old October 25th 10, 05:23 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On Oct 25, 9:12*am, jovii wrote:
On Oct 23, 11:04*pm, Richard Henry wrote:





On Oct 22, 7:49*am, jovii wrote:


Hi all,


* *I'm planning a trip for my group are our choices have come down to
Okemo or Loon. *I've heard both good and bad things about each area
but the biggest concern is crowds on the slopes. *We will be there for
Presidents weekend but will be skiing on fri/sat. *I'm sure the
biggest crowds will be on sat/sun. Has anyone been to these places on
prior Presidents weekends. If so, how are the crowds. *I've skied
places where you wait for 1/2 hour on the lift line, which is
unacceptable, but if the wait is only 10 minutes that is tolerable.


* Also has anyone stayed at the Pointe Hotel in Okema or the River
Green Resort in Loon.


Any comments about these ski areas or hotels is greatly appreciated.


Thank You
Joe V


How did you come down to choosing those two places out of all the
choices within driving distance of both?


PS: *ignore the man behind the curtain.


We always try to find a different place to ski each year. *Stowe was
our 1st choice but too expensive. *One person recommended Okemo and we
found a place to stay when someone read reviews about long lift lines
and panic set in. So I recommended Loon where I skied years ago and
enjoyed it.

* I know there are other places to go but I'm not running the show,
just trying to help a panicking sister-in-law .


Imagine how your sister in law would panic if she read all the vile
jokes about molesting children here. Or the death threats. Or the
real world stalking.
You, too, can be called a child molester and your sister in law would
find out. Better run....
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Old October 27th 10, 08:45 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Try Bolton Valley. It is one of the areas in the Stowe vacinity. Compared to
Stowe it it is smallerand has less expert trails. It gets better snow
usually than Stowe since it is a mtn. or two closer to Lake Champlain. What
it may lack in size and expert terain it makes up in conditions and the lack
of long lift lines. Most people traveling this far are going to Stowe or
Sugarbush. On crowded weekends you will get a larger number of runs in.
You can stay on the mtn which is expensive, or Waterbury, or Burlington.
 




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