What's left to talk about?
February 6, 2008
<do not take too seriously>
So, (what do you wax with?) we can't talk about GW, or the other GW, (I like powder, do you?) or MPC, or Almost Heaven, or Tory Mountain (My heels and mind are free, are yours?) or immigration, or Latin American history. Which presidential candidate is a better skier? Which would develop more ski resorts? Which would prefer more backcountry? Which skis should I buy?
<going skiing now/>
How about skiing?? As was previosly stated by Scott, start your own website. Create your own forum. Put your own time into it. Put your own money into it. I am sure it will be great....
I think that URL isn't taken yet....
Ok David..You have just made it back on my Slichenfarten List!..If you want to talk Fishing I'll see ya at Fishermanspost.com...Ck out the Stripers we are catchin in the Cape fear River right Now!..there is a great life outside of DCSKI..Trust me!
i am gonna ski at liberty tomorrow (sunday) . i'm actually there now (sat nite) in the caroll valley hotel - the lights at night look really cool. we had way too much smoke n' drink so to bed now ... and tomorrow i'll be skiing ha ha lockin' up my edges and going realy fast heh. that's what i'm taking about.
So did the groundhawg see his shadow? We could talk about that
Yes, he did -- 6 more weeks of winter.
Good to hear from you after another heavy hearted day at DCSki.
According to an email I recently received from the folks at Seven Springs, YES the groundhog did see his shadow and scampered back into his hole to await six more weeks of winter".
Now if the varmit only knows what he/she is prognosticating!!!
We could work on building a Crush-Jimmy-English dictionary.
Amazing, that is the second I have been responding to another's post and upon finishing found you had posted a response while I was keyboarding.
Good idea E lets tauck about skiing.....
i bin on a tour, we drove up to smugglers notch last sunday, skied their mon tues, really nice place to ski only groom half of it and they have a hole nother mountain for the slow pipple to ski......anyways we were supposed to ski Wednsday but we pulled out because it was pouring, not snow. Sat it out in Dryfork and Canaan.... that's another story how we ended up there on thursday nite...pouring, not snow again on friday drove around and looked at stuff all day but OH Saturday was perty nice at Timberline...
33 hours on the road
3 days of skiing
thing is we really got to ski fun conditions every day....smuggs is such a neat mountain, three mountains really, morse is where most/all of the easy stuff is, Sterling & MaDonna mountains no green trails three double chairs only half the terrain groomed....so much fun if u wanna go to vt you gotta go there
Did i mentshon they don't groom very much??
Hey Jimmi, I think Smuggs would get more play But they seem to be tucked back somewhere & hard to find...I Could see some of the runs from the top of Spruce MTN Stowe but I think folks were saying it would take 45 to an hour 2 get there...Is there a faster way now?
Ya fish from the top o madaonna we could see Stowe just next door and Mad river glen, we were told, way off in the distance. The short way to Stowe from Smuggs is closed in the winter. We didn't tour around much except a night trip to Johnson for groceries and dinner Sunday nite at the Village Inn tavern, b&B and bakery in Jefferson??ville. Good local tavern with great food and interesting local color ask for ed. My feeling is if you're going to smuggs ur probably going to stay there cuz there didn't seem to be many other options.
The easier way in to Smuggs is from the Burlington side, which is not the way folks coming from the Mid-A would usually be driving.
That's the way the garmin took us, i remember rts 22A, 15, maybe we were on 4 for a while? 12 hours door to door including stops going up.
Smuggs is one of my favorites. We have a time share up there. You cant forget the Black hole-triple black!
You can go between Smuggs and Stowe in summer in just a few minutes across the top of the mountain. In winter you have to go around. They use to have a trail across a frozen lake beween the two resorts, but stowe stoped allowing folks to do it. Smuggs have a weekly kid show with puppets, etc and they usuall refer to stowe skiers in a funny negative way. All in good fun.
Jimmy the ski road trip warrior! Sometimes the road mileage exceeds the ski mileage. That's when good company and good attitude counts for a lot (and good booze too?). Glad you got to enjoy Smuggs. Was it empty for your visit? Did they put in a new chairlift there, or did I hear that's coming next year?
Funny, I was writing about Smuggs on the other thread and saw this one later. I learned to ski at Smugglers Notch, barely an hour from my college. I also remember a couple of now lost, local ski areas, Underhill being one of them, with its old poma lift. Have lots of good memories of Smugglers Notch. The place is also a history mine, from hiding place for Ethan Allen before the takeover of Ticonderoga, to arms smuggling in the War of 1812, and later the Underground Railroad. It also has a long history of beer and whiskey, being the prime smuggler route along the Long Trail for booze since the days of George the Third and then during Prohibition. So when you're drinking a beer apre-ski, think of all the beer drinkers that came before you.
I skied Smuggs about 20 yrs ago, I had a blast. But I don't recall much of a town or nightlife around Smuggs. Hopefully, thats changed.
Nowadays if I'm near Burlington, I head to Jay Peak.
Jimmy - When you heading to VT this year?
I'm heading up to VT with the family the Monday after the Snowy Luau. I may also do a a trip to VT in the next month depending on the weather.
SCWA, when was your last trip to Jay? I've got great friends living in Montgomery Center, both retired spooks with whom I worked in my time in the military. Thinking of going there soon, after a six year hiatus.
I skied three days at Jay Peak last winter. It was my third trip to Jay. We got over 36" while we were there. Jay gets almost 400" of snow a year, which is more than the ski areas in CO. I love the place. Lots o trees. If you like tree skiing this is the place.
Jay also has a very international feel to it. I'd say 50% of the people skiing speak French. Even the people who live on the US side of the border have French Canadian accents. All the signs are in French (in lieu of Spanish)
I highly recommend that everyone should ski Jay at least once in their lifetime.
No problem with francophones, I speak conversational French too, so my weekend time in Burlington during my College years was spent in Montreal, in great part. I consider Montreal one of the top five cities in all of the Americas. Actually, I sorta like seeing multilingual signs. Renters to my Snowshoe condo see signs in three languages. Shows deference and service in my opinion.
Last I was in Jay was six years ago, and about twelve years ago, we biked the main road on a cycling trip on the Northeast Kingdom, Newport and Lake Memphremagog, one of the most spectacular scenes in the East. Only skied one day that winter as my friends are mostly showshoers, which we did for an entire day.
Yes, I agree, I gotta make it this year. Will be on my way to Stowe in early March, so perhaps the time to stop again by Jay, see some wonderful friends, ski and snowshoe again.
Being from NOVA, I'm use to hearing people speak spanish, not french. It was like I had been magically transported to the french alps.
My neighbor/friend is from Montreal. Growing up, Jay was his local ski hill. I wish my local hill was Jay Peak. Montreal is the closest major city to Jay, but what I didn't realize is that there are over million people living in Montreal. Only 40k people live in Burlington.
Since your last visit, Jay added the "Beyond" Beaver Pond" glades area.
If you go, bring your season pass to the ticket counter,Jay gives discounts to people who have season passes to other ski areas. My buddy got us discounted tickets with a expired limited season pass to Jiminy Peak.