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Old 12-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #46
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I was there Sunday night, bitterly cold, lots of wind but lots of snow (before it all blew away).

I went to Lake Placid (Whiteface) last year, it's a fun place, I almost crapped myself when I went up to the summit though. It was my third time boarding ever and there was ice everywhere.
Nelson I'm in the same boat. When gqfuzion (on this board, and will be joining me) told me that the elevation is 5times the elevation of Blue Mountain. My jaw hit the floor.

I still don't know what to expect come Sunday.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:40 PM   #47
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Quick question: how does a day of skiing at Glen Eden compare to Blue Mountain for a bunch of n00bs? Assuming the costs are similar for equipment rental and the lift charge. Trying to finalize on which place to try out in the coming days.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #48
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Quick question: how does a day of skiing at Glen Eden compare to Blue Mountain for a bunch of n00bs? Assuming the costs are similar for equipment rental and the lift charge. Trying to finalize on which place to try out in the coming days.
I've never been to Glen Eden, but from what I saw online - should be okay
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:46 PM   #49
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glen eden is very small, not diverse and if you can get similar pricing it stands no chacne compared to blue, all depends when your going and how much you need .
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^ Correct. Remember the "how much you need part" - if you are brand new it may be just what you need to learn, also depending on what you decide to do and your athletic ability. Skiing is easy to pick up especially if you are remotely athletically inclined, snowboarding it seems takes longer to learn (never tried it tho so I can't say, but I ski).

Any updates on this thread, I've been following it for updates. Blue seems to be really packed, I've heard a number of people complain about it being to busy there? I may check out MSLM this weekend while I'm around.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:31 PM   #51
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Blue Mountain is just as good a place to learn as any other.

Why?

They have alot of green hills that are just as much fun to skii/board if youre a pro, or a beginner.
Their lifts are the best for dismounting.
They offer alot of intermediate hills, once you feel confident enough.

Why do all the other ski resorts suck?
Their lifts suck and throw you off. which can be daunting when youre a noob.
The runs are too short.
Youre pretty much on the same green hills all day long

that being said its also a bitch to drive too. Mount Sait Louis is pretty close and probably is the next best thing. Aside from their mogul run, all their runs are green in my book though.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:12 PM   #52
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Just got home from Whiteface. Definitely, definitely recommend it to everyone!
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #53
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Just got home from Whiteface. Definitely, definitely recommend it to everyone!
Nice! Never been. Gotta plan a road trip one weekend and check it out! How long's the drive?
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #54
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Nice! Never been. Gotta plan a road trip one weekend and check it out! How long's the drive?
Took us 8 hours there (made a lot of stops and bad weather condition), 6.5 coming back even with this happening:





No damage to the rim, sidewalls stayed on the rim but the whole center belt slowly ripped right off. Car wiggled and I watched the tire pull right off.
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Wow, reminds me of those re-capped truck tires you see all over the highways. I'm sure the riding you got to do there was worth the little highway trouble.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of tires were they?
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Wow, reminds me of those re-capped truck tires you see all over the highways. I'm sure the riding you got to do there was worth the little highway trouble.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of tires were they?
Pirelli P Zero all seasons. I have BF Goodrich Advantage T/A now I think.

Ya it was a minor set back. My friends and I literally just looked at it and thought to ourselves "seriously? like seriously?". We laughed, it didn't even phase us.
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