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Old 01-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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where to ski?

Avalanche Pass or Whiteface Toll Road on Saturday? Discuss!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Avalanche Pass or Whiteface Toll Road on Saturday? Discuss!
What is the skill level of your crew? I would suggest the toll road for beginner skiers and Avalanche Pass for intermediate to advanced skiers. Conditions should be decent for both this weekend. Phil Brown has a conditions report for Avalanche Pass from Jan 1: http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...onditions.html

Also check the latest conditions update here: http://www.jackrabbittrail.org/conditions.html
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What is the skill level of your crew? I would suggest the toll road for beginner skiers and Avalanche Pass for intermediate to advanced skiers. Conditions should be decent for both this weekend. Phil Brown has a conditions report for Avalanche Pass from Jan 1: http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...onditions.html

Also check the latest conditions update here: http://www.jackrabbittrail.org/conditions.html
advanced fixed heel skier here. learning my tele turn slowly...

i read the usual condition report websites. i am more interested in what will be better for finding some turns...
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Mr shot,

The toll road will likely be wind slabbed due to exposure to winds. Pitch is mild and not worth downhill or AT gear, can be fun with XC gear, or for a new tele guy.
Were you planning to snowshoe up and ski down the toll road? Or do you have skins? Uphill in alpine boots is no fun, whether on skis, snowshoes or barebooting...
Are you looking for a wilderness experience?
Or maybe you're looking for something that's already tracked?
Have you considered other (better) places?
PM me if you wish...
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