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looking to get out for one day. either saturday or sunday. i'm open to suggestions but i would like to keep the driving to under 2hrs.

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Sounds good Phat. We were thinking of going to Hunter on sunday but open to suggestions and saturday as well. We might also go Friday(12/9) if they get some snow.
 

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Is it not a zoo on w-ends? I guess to early still for that to happen.
Stoked where do you leave from?
gumby-

yes, it is a zoo on weekends. that's why bobw and i are talking about going up to windham (20 minutes further). if you need a ride or something let me know and we might be able to work something out. it would be good to meet you finally.

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Sounds good Phat. We were thinking of going to Hunter on sunday but open to suggestions and saturday as well. We might also go Friday(12/9) if they get some snow.
sunday is looking like the better day for me. i spoke to bobw and windham looks like the place. it would be great if you could go.

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phatbiker said:
gumby-

yes, it is a zoo on weekends.

phat
Phat, would love to hook up. Isn't windham kind of flat? Not been but....
Actually I would be happy doing anything if I can swing it.
I will be in contact.
 

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Phat, would love to hook up. Isn't windham kind of flat? Not been but....
Actually I would be happy doing anything if I can swing it.
I will be in contact.
gumby- i actually prefer windham to hunter. i don't think it's flat at all but what i really like about it is that it's much less crowded on the weekends.

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phatbiker said:
looking to get out for one day. either saturday or sunday. i'm open to suggestions but i would like to keep the driving to under 2hrs.

phat
Isn't this a mountain biking site? Go find a sking forum to post this crap on! ;)
 

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KirtM said:
Isn't this a mountain biking site? Go find a sking forum to post this crap on! ;)
:p ... i just thought i'd do a little forum poaching. hey at least i'm not trying to start PAR(Phat Action Riders)!.. just kidding.. i'm trying hard to stay out of that one... anyway, maybe a night ride this week?

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phatbiker said:
:p ... i just thought i'd do a little forum poaching. hey at least i'm not trying to start PAR(Phat Action Riders)!.. just kidding.. i'm trying hard to stay out of that one... anyway, maybe a night ride this week?

phat
HEY Phat, Windham is pretty flat for a two hour drive....ever think about elk mountain in Pa. I heard its pretty close to hunter as far as vertical....And as long as you mention mountain biking (which I just did) its okay to talk skiing in this forum
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phatbiker said:
gumby-

yes, it is a zoo on weekends. that's why bobw and i are talking about going up to windham (20 minutes further). if you need a ride or something let me know and we might be able to work something out. it would be good to meet you finally.

phat
I could give Gumby a ride , no problem there.

Gumby Just jump on the path train and I am 5 min from it on Journal Sq stop.

I never been to Elk mtn , but Windham is kind of Flat but what ever you guys decide is OK since 1st ride of the season. Hunter is definetely a zoo on weekends but makes you a better rider, avoiding people and try not to get hit ;) Just go so fast that your eyes tear w/goggles on.

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I looked up elkskiers.com and vertical drop is 1000ft same as creek and not open till Thursday, which means only few trails will be open by Sunday. my vote is for Zoo Hunta or Windham.
 

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HEY Phat, Windham is pretty flat for a two hour drive....ever think about elk mountain in Pa. I heard its pretty close to hunter as far as vertical....And as long as you mention mountain biking (which I just did) its okay to talk skiing in this forum
Cruzing(the slopes)
hey, i'm open to pretty much anything. bobw, how does elk sound? so far it's stoked, gumby, cruzzing, bobw, and phattie on for sunday at either windham or elk... anybody else?.... oh yeah, i forgot to mention mountain biking... too bad wer're not mountain biking ..

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phatbiker said:
hey, i'm open to pretty much anything. bobw, how does elk sound? so far it's stoked, gumby, cruzzing, bobw, and phattie on for sunday at either windham or elk... anybody else?.... oh yeah, i forgot to mention mountain biking... too bad wer're not mountain biking ..

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I have not been to Elk. Boy, I did not realize that we had such and extream gourp here to call Windham flat (1600 vert)! ;) If everyone would like to check out Elk (1000 vert) that will work with me. We need to decide shortly. I have two other folks from Mid-NY that may come out. Or how about Montage (1000)?

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I have not been to Elk. Boy, I did not realize that we had such and extream gourp hear to call Windham flat! ;) If everyone would like to check out Elk that will work with me. We need to decide shortly. I have two other folks from Mid-NY that may come out. Or how about Montage?

Bob W.
ok my fellow mountain bikers, can we get a consensus? i'm okay with elk. let's vote.

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Better check their websites!

Looks like Elk doesn't open till Thursday with maybe 4 trails. Winham has 11 trails open now. Windham might be the better bet.

Elk is a nice mountain, family and friendly like Windham. A few more black diamonds but not any longer runs than Windham. As I recall its a little smaller than Windham.

I would love to go with you guys, but I tweaked my knee and don't think it will be ready for riding :( . I'll check back if I have a sudden recovery.

Here are the websites:

http://www.elkskier.com/

http://www.windhammountain.com/

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phatbiker said:
ok my fellow mountain bikers, can we get a consensus? i'm okay with elk. let's vote.

phat
It's true. I don't know any of the hills here. Since moving to the US of A nearly 2 yrs ago I have only clocked up a killington trip and my wednesday hunter bus trips.

Just checked the elk sight, they open thursday, hard to tell what will be on offer.
I also need to work out how I am going to get there and if it's possible? so my vote may not count :confused:

Where ever has the most terrain open with decent coverage and no crowds.....
Does that exist??
 

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gumby said:
It's true. I don't know any of the hills here. Since moving to the US of A nearly 2 yrs ago I have only clocked up a killington trip and my wednesday hunter bus trips.

Just checked the elk sight, they open thursday, hard to tell what will be on offer.
I also need to work out how I am going to get there and if it's possible? so my vote may not count :confused:

Where ever has the most terrain open with decent coverage and no crowds.....
Does that exist??
I would love to play water polo with all of you but I will be racing in the snow in Providence for cyclocross nationals. Hopefully you all will be playing water polo on a different weekend.

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Windham????

In my humble opinion Windham gets as crowded as Hunter and is far worse at handling the crowds. Plus the terrain at Windham is pretty mellow. I've been at Hunter every weekend since opening and it has not gotten very crowded yet. Although with the great conditions and consumer demo weekend this weekend who knows?

If you're looking for a decent alternative to Hunter in the catskills I'd go to Belleayre.
 

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In my humble opinion Windham gets as crowded as Hunter and is far worse at handling the crowds. Plus the terrain at Windham is pretty mellow. I've been at Hunter every weekend since opening and it has not gotten very crowded yet. Although with the great conditions and consumer demo weekend this weekend who knows?

If you're looking for a decent alternative to Hunter in the catskills I'd go to Belleayre.
How about Shawnee, Poconos I think its only an 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city. I even think they have a half pipe there. Probaly a small of mountain but its close.

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considering joining you guys if you go to the catskills. gumby, if i go, i could give you a lift. i'll be coming from brooklyn and could pick you up off the fdr or gwb.
 
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