im trying to put together plans for a road trip out east to vermont this winter around the first week of january and its been a while since ive been there so can anybody from there tell me what vermont off trail is like and well there be any spots i can build backcountry booters or am i gonna hafta stick to just skiing in bounds
i saw snowhods and loved it. ive been to stowe, jay and smuggs 2 or 3 times each and the conditions ahve been horrible every time. i doubt i could find anything from watching the movie. you just have to find a local to show u around i guess
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actually the out of bounds skiing in VT is good shit, despite what these kids are saying. im not going to give you a map and directions, but theres a book by David Goodman if you search on amazon that will. teardrop, bruce, and the routes off the chin on mansfield are great if you hit them with fresh snow but they are pretty popular, and you need to know where youre going. all accessed from stowe. never done big jay at jay peak but ive heard good things. the only places for a good jump will be on cleared private land, so i wouldnt plan on it.
i'm going to drop some knowledge on you just to hate on the haters. i wanted to be the first to claim it in a sick edit, but whatever, theres more than enough to go around. the one thing is the EC needs snow for this to work so ehhhhhhhh.
there is plenty of EC BC especially in VT. for building a jump, u jusy are gonna have to get lucky and find some random spot of rt 89 and maybe build a jump. ivehiked up early season on some mtns and build a big kicker there, thats all ive done for a "BC" jump
Theres plenty of BC skiing to be had on the East Coast.. the obvious places have been mentioned, but there are a lot more goodies that no one here is going to tell you about. The best thing you can do is just ski as much as possible and explore for yourself... and of course, look for it. Learn to read the terrain to where chutes and natural glades might be hiding.. or if you see people dash into the woods that look like they know what theyre doing, follow them, they might lead you somewhere :)
Finally... I learned of a couple real good areas from reading Skiing and Ski magazine, believe it or not... its hard work but its worth it.
jay peak has incredible snow, almost always a stash to be found in the woods. if you really wanna go OB though, stowe has a backside that lots of people do. It's fun, but would not be good for a booter. Just go to mt. snow and hit the 80ft table for the booter factor
yyyeah buddy go drop in off of the backside of mansfield. thatll put you right smack in the middle of some nice vermont towns by the name of underhill/jericho...while youre there run into underhill general store and grab a sandwich from rick, hes the man. oh yeah and after you do that, have a FAT wad of bills so you can pay someone to drive you the hour back to stowe......backbowls and madonna bitch.
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