by: anonymous_user - 4th October 2007

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  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
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Mount Snow is a good mountain, but probably the worst in VT. It only has 2 high speed lifts, each with 20 minute lines which stinks. The whole front face is blues and cruisers. The north face tends to get massive ice quickly which stinks also. North Face Review: Freefall: Steep black run that is a big fan of ice: RIDE IT BEFORE LUNCH IF YOU DON'T WANT ICE. Falling Timbers: An easier black run that is very crowded but doesn't get that much of ice, but will get massive ice around 1:30 PM. Sort of a blue in my opinion Olympic: Didn't do, but heard it should be a blue. The Trials: Didn't do. Looks fun from looking at the map though lol. Chute: Mogultastic is what describes it. Very mogully, though is always icy, so I layed off of it after my first run. Upper Challenger: Very narrow run that has a bunch of moguls. Favorite trail on the mountain and is never icy, perfect powdery conditions, and out of my 7 times on it, only saw 4 people on it. Lower Challenger: Left empty with perfect conditions like the Upper, this is around 5 feet larger except ALOT steeper, making it a double black anywhere else. Compares to beardown or world cup at stratton. PDF: So much of a blue, it's just too easy. Epophany: Bunch of side trails, steep, pretty hard, could be a double black anywhere else. LOTS OF BRANCHES! And short. Plummet: No moguls yet steep, this trail more left alone than Falling Timbers and Freefall. Can get a bit bumped up late in the day though. Little Steep: 2nd favorite trail on the mountain, just like Upper Downeastern at Stratton except like 5 feet big, this trail is little, and VERY VERY VERY VERY steep! If you can ski this with moguls and 3 or four times bigger, you can do Ripcord. The Plunge: Didn't do, though to the side of Ripcord, so it gotta be hard. Ripcord: 37 degrees steep, I'll give you the story for Ripcord seekers. Ripcord starts with a weird looking icy moguls and relatively flat. Then there is a cut off saying Second Thoughts, a blue. Suddenly a cliff appears and it drops down to 37 degrees steep, and below you is the ground. You have to ski around the cliff, to the left or right, each about 5 feet width, all ice, and then the trail flattens out like 5 degrees, and you ski down steep moguls which is exactly the hardest part of World Cup at stratton. At the bottom are lots of spectators so watch out! I had to slide down on my butt on the last run of the day because of all the crazy ice. Hardest run I've ever been on, and known as on of the hardest runs out in the east. If the mountain had more greens, blacks, and double blacks, then this might get more than a 3 overall.
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