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NE skiing is the shit!
Any NSers that are more into freeskiing steeps than the park should hit me up and come rip Magic, I'm there most weekends and know the place like the back of my hand. Lots of steep tree skiing and bumps to rip.
Fuck yeah NE stoke!
No pic stoke in here yet?
I think it really adds to the fun, so here's a few pics of my exploits here in the NE. Usually I'm not all about stopping for pics, but it is nice to be able to share the stoke.
A little mid VT green spine action...
Some more hike-to meadowskipping stoke...
And a little from some touring/BC from the same general area... Nothing crazy 'cept for some really thick patches of buchwhack or sendage-to-drainage-gully-posthole-out.
get at me
Words of truth. SR is good for shredding groomers and the JBowl is fun, but I Maine just can't f with VT's snowpack. The greens are killing it right now.
I'm ashamed to admit it... But I've never made it to the 'loaf. I really only do 1 or 2 trips a year to SR because I have a friend who has some sort of timeshare dealio there so we stay at his place and party. I have fun thre, but for all it's size it does tend to get a bit ho-hum and I don't ski park so it's jibtastic features would be completely lost on me. For the type of skiing I do, I would tend to agree with you... but I don't know shit about sugarloaf so yeah, I should get my ass out there at some point.
That would be true Slackcountry to be fair.
If you're taking a gondola up, it's not backcountry... Just sayin.
Werd. You do much touring? Not much love for it on here, but most of the best runs on the EC arent at a resort, or have a name that only means something to locals.
For actual, on-the-map trails it's hard to beat Redline @ Magic, Goat @ Stowe and Green Beret @ Jay. MRG is really just one huge fantastic tree run so it's hard to even differentiate between them in terms of radness. I really like steep stuff with mando air and sketchy double fall lines. Trees in it = even better. I can think of runs I like better, but they're either not at a resort or not on the map. I cut several huck runs at magic this year, and am totally stoked on them but they'd mean absolutely nothing if I were to list them here.
We don't make lists here but I'd be stoked to show you around, really appreciate your support for sure.
Just a couple pics from the summertime work teams to give you something to salivate over and spur you to get out here.
Huck #1 of 3 in this run. "The diving board" Took almost a month to clear the whole line, and this drop is ~15 feet or so.
Here's another huck in the same overall line. To skier's right of this pic is an open huck, but this is a really cool pillow drop option. ~10 foot span or so.
Different run, ~20 foot drop.
None of the lines pictured here were skiable before the work parties cleared them this summer.
GET AT ME, DOG!