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View Poll Results: LA (Big Bear, Snow Summit, Mountain High) or NYC (Hunter, Windham, Catamount)
LA 14 87.50%
NYC 2 12.50%
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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which area has better skiing nearby?
The Catskills (Hunter Mountain, Windham, Catamount) vs the San Bernardino Mountains (Big Bear, Snow Summit, Mountain High)?
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Neither go big go to Mammoth, San Berdu mountains snow melts by 1PM unless they get a freak storm. A former co-worker many years back in Nor Cal, who was a pro snowboarder, told me she moved from the East Coast because it was low elevation and icy all the time.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I completely agree with Colorado xxxxx! Forget lame big bear ski resorts that are the size of a big parking lot. Go to Mammoth Mountain for 400+ inches, 3,000+ acres and a real ski experience that rivals anything else in the USA. The 5 hour drive is worth it from LA. I've been to resorts in CO, UT, and around the Tahoe Basin, and I'm here to tell you Mammoth is an excellent mountain, except for the crowds on Saturdays of course
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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I prefer the east coast skiing if it's between East or West
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Neither - go to Mammoth
Agreed. Too many beginners (i.e. danger) at Mt High and Snow Summit.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Agreed. Too many beginners (i.e. danger) at Mt High and Snow Summit.
At least Snow Summit limits tickets sales, or used to when I skied there.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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for a day trip, so (i assume Mammoth, or Vermont is out of the picture) which region is better?
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: LBC
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for a day trip, so (i assume Mammoth, or Vermont is out of the picture) which region is better?
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FWIW, I think Bear Mountain has a longer vertical drop and more acres. Baldy has a good drop as well, and it's only 45 miles from downtown.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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We live less than a mile from the beach in Monmouth County NJ, and ski every winter weekend in The Poconos. Jack Frost/ Big Boulder, Camelback, Blue Mountain, etc. under 2 hours door to door. Our kids are competitive skiers and boarders. While no comparison to Mammoth, Colorado or Utah mountains, the cheap and cheerful skiing within 100 miles of NYC is underrated, accessible, And quite fun.

I wouldn't say it's a better combo than SoCal cities and mountains, but it's better than most would think.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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for a day trip, so (i assume Mammoth, or Vermont is out of the picture) which region is better?
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You can do a day trip to Mammoth at 4AM or 5AM out of LA, but rent your equipment here so you don't waste your time there. It is 300+ miles each way.
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