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louie.miragsNorth of Utica in Turin is a hill called Snow Ridge. It gets pounded with lake effect snow. Last year I went there for opening day and they had 35" of fresh lake effect from the week. No man made needed. It all melted a week later because it was early season but they get dumped on all year. Some years worse than others of course. Small vertical but tons of powder. Also, just follow the people going off trail to the woods. They are not on the map but the locals know what is up.
Obie.Awesome. That's some good information, thank you.
Any preference between Woods Valley vs Toggenburg? Those are the closest to me that seem to have a decent park, I'm by no means a "park rat" but if I am to invest in a pass I'd like to have some shit to hit.
brotoThis will be an uncertain year for toggs park. They used to be by far the best in the area. Since Nick Mir resigned from the position of park manager several years ago, togg has struggled to get funding and cat time for the park.
Source - togg local for ~14 years, worked park crew there 2 winters ago.
B.RyanI live 15 minutes right outside of Utica, so weird seeing someone on here thats local lol. But i ski at woods valley. Have been for the past few years. Yeah they're park isint the greatest but that have been improving and getting more interesting with theyre setups. Personally i cant even do rails but i enjoy hitting jumps occasionally so if you dont mind just lapping a bit i would be down for sure.
I was just as surprised as you are to see any sort of responses haha. I haven't met anyone here yet that seems to give a damn about skiing or snowboarding...Just the basic "hope you're ready for the winter...it sucks!" bs. Heck yeah I'd be down to cruise, you're opposite to me on the jumps / rails preference but just cookin' down some groomers can be just as fun.
I did speak briefly with the parks director via e-mail...he seemed like the type of dude looking to see some more progression in that realm. Hell, if you don't have the size & vertical why not put more stock into park! You don't need much of a slope for a good rail line