Most challenging trails in the southeast?

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I've skiied every run at Sugar, Beech, Cat, Snowshoe, Cloudmont (yes, even the backcountry), and Ober. If you can ski Mogul Ridge at Ober when it is a solid sheet of ice and bumped up like a teenager's face with style and grace, I think you are Olympic material.
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Gunther's Way at Sugar Mtn is comparable to the steeps you might encounter in the Rockies.

The Western Territory of Snowshoe probably most challenging terrain in Southeast / Mid Atlantic
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I dont think it is but something abt gunther's feels steeper than whoopdeedoo.

btw shredpirateroberts...nice name
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I definitely feel the opposite; Whoopdeedoo feels a hell of a lot steeper than Gunther's. Maybe it's because Gunther's is broken into 2 'steepish' sections with an easy part in the middle (like White Lightning). Don't notice much difference skiing them, but last time I rode down Whoopdeedoo I was nervous to even turn off my heel edge.
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RMacSki wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:33 am
Hands down the cornice drop into Alley Cat at Cataloochee.
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L Bear
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RMacSki wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 pm
RMacSki wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:33 am
Hands down the cornice drop into Alley Cat at Cataloochee.
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go on...
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L Bear wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 pm
RMacSki wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 pm
RMacSki wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:33 am
Hands down the cornice drop into Alley Cat at Cataloochee.
reposting
go on...
I mean have you seen it. Some seasons under heavy blowing conditions and freeze thaw cycles that cornice can get pretty gnarly. Pole whacks are mandatory before "DROPPING" must be yelled from above.

It's mandatory air AND it's right under the lift for added nerve. I don't know why it isn't the Southeast's only TRIPLE BLACK DIAMOND.
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RMacSki wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:22 pm
L Bear wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 pm
RMacSki wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 pm


reposting
go on...
I mean have you seen it. Some seasons under heavy blowing conditions and freeze thaw cycles that cornice can get pretty gnarly. Pole whacks are mandatory before "DROPPING" must be yelled from above.

It's mandatory air AND it's right under the lift for added nerve. I don't know why it isn't the Southeast's only TRIPLE BLACK DIAMOND.
maybe Mike can snag some drone drop footage this season?
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Whats more challenging?

Beech Mtn Southern Star to White Lightning Rock Jump

Or

Cataloochee Alley Cat Cornice Drop?
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It's not even close!

ShredPirateRoberts - I live in Nashville too.
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