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View Poll Results: Is the skiing better near NYC (Catskill Region) or near LA (San Bernardino Mts)
NYC 1 7.14%
LA 13 92.86%
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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how does the skiing near LA in the san bernardino mountains (Big Bear Resort, Mountain High, Snow summit)
compare with the Catskills (Hunter, Windham)?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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No comparison. East Coast skiing (snowboarding in my case) stinks compared to the west... less vertical, ice, no true powder like out west. But it's better than nothing. Closest real mountain is Hunter, super crowded on weekends. But only 2.5hrs away.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Drive the extra couple hours to Vermont.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Absolutely no comparison. LA hands down. A 5 hour drive from LA will get you to Mammoth Mountain which is probably the best mountain in the US while a 5 hour drive from NYC will get you to Killington or Stowe (if you drive fast). The snow in the west is the best.

In my opinion the people that live in San Fran and the Bay area are the most fortunate. In less than 3 hours you can drive from San Fran to Tahoe and have your choice of 5-6 amazing mountains.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Snow on the East Coast is wet and heavy while snow on the west coast is dry and light. I prefer riding on the West Coast.

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Old 11-11-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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California and bordering states kick ass in so many ways. Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here. Then I remember that there are downsides too. Like Californians...
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Well, all I can say is that Killington (my fave) and even Mount Washington is a lot shorter a drive for New Yorkers than is Los Angeles, so not much of a decision.


Mount Snow if you want to pick up girls and spend your time drinking in the lounge.

Catskills? I've only done Hunter and never cared much for it.

I lived near Camelback (Poconos) for a while and skied it a lot. Nothing to write home about but I always had a nice time, maybe because it was a short drive.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Stratton and Stowe are my 2 favorite ski resorts on the East Coast. I don't like Killy because it's too crowded, same with Okemo. I did a bus trip to Mont Tremblant 2 years ago and I had a blast there.

I learned how to snowboard at Mountain Creek (Vernon NJ) and Camelback. The drive is relatively short compared to the Catskills.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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when I am asking about California tahoe and Mammoth are out of the picture since they are too far away from LA for a daytrip. So saying that I was wondering how the resorts near (~2~3) hours from los angeles compare to resorts within the same time distance from NYC
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Stratton and Stowe are my 2 favorite ski resorts on the East Coast. I don't like Killy because it's too crowded, same with Okemo. I did a bus trip to Mont Tremblant 2 years ago and I had a blast there.

I learned how to snowboard at Mountain Creek (Vernon NJ) and Camelback. The drive is relatively short compared to the Catskills.

I did Tremblant and Gray Rocks decades ago and really loved it. I think Lincoln was president at the time. But it's SO FAR.
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