Downhill Skiing

I downhill skied long before I ever cross country skied.  After growing bored of the ski areas in the Poconos where I grew up, I gave up skiing a few years. With more terrain variety in New England, I got back into the sport when I moved to Maine.  Because of the price and distance to ski areas I didn't get out as often as I would have liked, but in Maine I skied handful of  times each year.  Somewhat locally, I enjoyed skiing Sugarloaf and Saddleback.  I enjoyed hitting other northern New England ski areas each year though in New Hampshire and Vermont.

During my five years in Colorado, I skied exclusively at the local ski area Monarch Mountain.  While not as big or well known as other Colorado resorts, it featured some of the best powder in the state with no crowds.

Pipeline at Smugglers Notch

Gore Mountain

The Single Chair at Mad River Glen

Owls Head

Skiing the trees at Saddleback

Because of steep increases in skiing costs over the years, I don't downhill ski too often anymore. When I can catch a deal, I'll still visit the slopes, but it's not longer my top winter sport. While I enjoy the sport, I can participate in other winter activities that are generally free after my initial investment.

Some of the places I have skied over years in the Northeast:

Maine                       
Sugarloaf
Saddleback
Sunday River
Black Mountain
Squaw Mountain

New Hampshire
Wildcat
Attitash
Cannon Mountain

New York
Gore Mountain

Pennsylvania
Blue Mountain
Camelback
Shawnee Mountain
Jack Frost
Doe Mountain (now known as Bear Creek)

Vermont
Smugglers Notch
Jay Peak
Mad River Glen
Burke Mountain

Quebec
Owl's Head

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