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March 1, 2012 10:27 PM Subscribe
Good ski resorts for intermediate/beginner near NYC?
posted by Emms to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, I've been fortunate enough to recently learn how to ski on a very well respected mountain in northern New England, through friends who work there and are experts at it. Now that I'm back home in NYC (rain, boo) I've found that I think I've gotten even more into skiing than I initially realized, and I really wanna go again! Fortunately, my brother enjoys snowboarding and is coming home from college next week, and we've decided to take a day trip together. Yay! We have a few parameters.
-My friends who taught me agree that I'm pretty good for a beginner. After 9 ish days on skis, I was doing all intermediate runs, and a couple of black diamond runs (this was all on a large mountain that caters to a lot of experts, not a smaller local mountain), so any mountain that's mostly beginner runs wouldn't work; I want to be challenged a bit.
-Preferably within 2, no more than 3 hours away from the city at the absolute most. We definitely need this to be a day trip. We do have access to a car.
-As cheap as possible, please! We're both young and poor. We do have to pay for rentals (skis, boots, and poles for me, board and boots for him, helmets for both of us) so ideally the lift tickets for a full day wouldn't be more than $50/60 per person, is this feasible? The cheaper the better.
-Considering the sort of winter we've had (snow? are you there?), take into account that we need this resort to still be open in mid March, when we'd likely be going.
Thanks so much in advance! Also, any advice about where to get good snow pants and goggles for a female in NYC/Westchester (or online) would be greatly appreciated.