Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Skiing route 100 in 48 hours.

Late last Tuesday night I met up with Mike Horn and Justin Reyher.  We were heading to our starting point, Mount Snow, to work on a story for Ski Vermont.  Our mission over the next 48 hours was to ski as many resorts along route 100 here in Vermont as we could.  Heading from south to north and armed with lift tickets and beer (thanks Long Trail) we figured we could hit 10 resorts in total.  Most on route 100, some slightly off.  Most open, some closed mid-week.  Early Wednesday morning under cloudy and windy skies we took our first run at Mount Snow.  31 hours, 300 miles and 9 resorts behind us with three minutes to spare we made last chair at Jay Peak under sunny and warm spring skies. 

10 resorts hit - Mission complete.

First chair at Mt Snow

Mt Snow

Hustling through Stratton village

Bromley with Stratton in the background

Our own private ride at Magic Mountain

No one around at all

Okemo offering us our last run of day one

Heading out to happy hour

Seth giving us the grand tour at the Long Trail Brewery

1/2 way point, Killington Resort, and a much needed hot-tub

First run day two, Killington

Realizing we might be cutting it close, we pick up the pace on day two, Sugarbush

Mike Horn really only rode 9 resorts, Mad River Glen turning him and his snowboard away

A very quick run at Stowe

Never a doubt, 3 minutes to spare, Jay Peak

Reyher enjoying the last run all to himself, Jay Peak

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