Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

Submitted By: Dobish on April 16, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Front Range

East Portal Trailhead

We skied this in a storm and it was our first time up there.  So I didn't get a good look around.  We skied the north east facing aspects just to the southwest of the first large lake in the forest lakes area.  We skied mellow terrain but there looked like there was steeper chutes above us towards the ridgeline to our south.

A better area to ski might be if you take a left off the trail towards forest lakes and head towards arapaho lakes, up trail 818 as labeled on the nat geo trails illustrated map (#103 for this area).  It appears you gain elevation more quickly and may have more sustained, slightly steeper terrain - which would be an improvement over the aspects described above.

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There are some rolling hills, but not a lot of steep lines in massachusetts.  There is more touring, and some lower angle stuff. There are a couple of older ski areas in western and central mass.  It is generally not very crowded, and you might run into a couple of snowshoers.

How to Get There

Massachusetts is located in New England, surrounded by New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  The Mass Pike and Route 2 head East/West, and 95, 395, and 495 run N/South.  Some of the approaches are longer than others, depending on where you are going.

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