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Interesting/Surprising Trails at Lost Ski Areas

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Posted: Nov 24, 2010 - 9:06 PM GMT
Edited: Nov 24, 2010 - 9:07 PM GMT

We have talked about some variations of this theme before, but lets start a list of the more interesting or surprising trails/slopes at lost areas. These are trails that you wouldn't necessarily expect to find at a smaller or lost area.

For instance, the original Glade trail at Powder Ridge, CT had widely spaced trees, top to bottom skiing, and snowmaking. This is similar to Murphy's Glade at Sugarbush or the Ragged Glades trail at Ragged.

The trail is all the way to the right, and ended in the Chute Trail.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2010 - 9:56 PM GMT
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Outer Limits at Cortina Valley. The summit chair liftline. Only on the map the last few years. Steep, narrow, towers, natural snow, and cliff drops. Nasty. Not what you would expect for a little place like that was. The main expert slope there, Cliffhanger, was also very steep.
Dry Brook at Highmount. A neat suprise even for a old time set up like Highmount. I know, Im in NY, the other New England.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2010 - 3:54 AM GMT

The Chute at Blue Hills, or maybe more so, the glades between "Patriot Path and the Chute even newer (not to be confused with "The New" Blue Hills)

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Posted: Nov 25, 2010 - 4:01 PM GMT

The Chute is an awesome trail. We opened it up last year for the first time in a LONGGGGGGGG time. It's almost the classic New England trail, it's skinny, relies a lot, but not entirely on natural snow, and it has a cool little turny twisty section connecting to Lower Chute. Definetly not something you would expect from little Blue Hills.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2010 - 9:23 PM GMT

My favorite is Flying Dutchman at Haystack Vermont. Nice and twisty with some steep parts. Also like dutchman at haystack.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2010 - 2:30 AM GMT

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The Chute is an awesome trail. We opened it up last year for the first time in a LONGGGGGGGG time. It's almost the classic New England trail, it's skinny, relies a lot, but not entirely on natural snow, and it has a cool little turny twisty section connecting to Lower Chute. Definetly not something you would expect from little Blue Hills.


It's a gem, as is the glades to skiers' right. I had a few times over the years there that there was enough snow to ski the drop when you go straight at the corner and drop down onto the work road. Good times!

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Posted: Nov 26, 2010 - 7:33 PM GMT
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Am I reading this wrong? The title of the thread says "Interesting/Surprising Trails at Lost Ski Areas"


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Posted: Nov 26, 2010 - 10:03 PM GMT

One of my favorite runs at Temple Mountain was called Zip. It was not on Temple Mountain's property and was never "officially open" or maintained. And yet, in a pre-glades era it was this windy-narrow thing that was a lot of fun. It was on the east side accessible about a quarter of the way down Maki.

I can't say that I am an active explorer or skier of NELSAP areas. As such, I have no idea if Zip is still negotiable

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Posted: Nov 27, 2010 - 11:48 PM GMT
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I skied Enchanted Mountain, ME just once about 1971; wish I could remember that day better. The trails were lovely and the snow conditions were perfect that day. I can vaguely remember two trails. One was the novice trail at skiers' left, which might have been called "Fawn" and was emphasized in their advertising. It was very nice and the rest of my party skied it all day. I also remember the one on skiers' right, a sinuous expert trail. Only the middle part was steep, a challenge to me but I was very pleased with how I handled it - of course it was groomed like satin! I was the only person to go down it that day.

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