Never been out here early season... What are the first runs open/snowmaking is focused on 1st at Stowe. Snow up top this morning and forcasted next couple nights, I'm thinking sunrise hike up there but won't have time to roll all over.
i dont know if legit is the right word. there definitely will be boxes and rails on opening day, but stowe is clueless on how to properly set them up. backie jumps onto down rails is never to fun. bush for parks, stowe for mountain and riding
sugerbush has by far the most terrible jumps on the face of the earth. Trust me I grew up skiing there. They have some of the most legit rails, but fuck their jumps are terrible.
Stowe's down rail was actually set up pretty well as well as the rails at the bottom of north. The first and third tryo jumps were actually not to bad a number of days last year and the north slope jumps were pimp early season
idk man there is no way in hell you can tell me that down rail was set up properly. instead of having hand picked lips that go right up to the rail, stowe would rather set them up back behind the rail so they can just come through and hit them with the cat. sure that saves time for the park crew to eat more sandwiches but it dosent equal fun for me. and as far as sugarbush goes. yea their jumps definitely shit the bed last year but except some improvements. i was talking to tony who is head of parks over there and he will even admit the jumps sucked but they are trying to switch up cat drivers and step the jumps up for this year. those guys have been working there asses off over the summer. new 28 foot single barrell down bar, 24 foot dfd rail, new c box, new wallride, and some cool ollie barrier. like i said earlier I love stowe, but not for park. all the rails are always set up terribly, its hard to lap and the jumps can be very inconsistent from day to day.
ah yes, you are a snowboarder... you would want ride ons. Also I have two buddies working park crew this winter at stowe. They will definitely kick the place up a notch or two. Most people from UVM know them and can vouch for the fact that they are very legit skiers
not true, loon knows how to set up down rails, and id say they are far above stowe with regards to a park set up. the down rail at stowe was hardly ever properly groomed. LMP looks better every fuckin year. you should def check out Loon because you have clearly NOT been there in the past few years.
haha you guys are hilarious. anyone who thinks stowe's down bar was set up properly is probably a joey.the lip was 5 feet behind the rail and was poop. i dont want ride one's at all. i would like a down rail set up as if it was a handrail in the streets. and as far as sugarbush. every rail there was set up perfectly last year and was maintained daily by one of the top park crews on the east. check our video from sugarbush last year and tell me those rails dont look fun. and to the comment of not riding at stowe. i rode stowe over 50 times last year and tried to spend the majority of my time in the woods instead of hitting their backflip booter down rails.