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cuzzinolaf
07-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Which has better riding nearby?

Rule - You need to have stayed at both or ridden to BOTH by sled.

I'm looking for the best riding and which is closer to North French Creek.

RevKev
07-18-2011, 07:23 PM
Which has better riding nearby?

Rule - You need to have stayed at both or ridden to BOTH by sled.

I'm looking for the best riding and which is closer to North French Creek.
Have stayed at Ten Mile several times, and had lunch numerous times at Albany Lodge (does that count?) I prefer Ten Mile (the 5 cabins are 5 yrs old, and the 5 motel rooms are less than a year old), although it takes an extra 3 hours drive, it is closer to the Good Stuff, as the West side receives more snow, and is less tracked. Albany is Quite a bit lower in elevation compared to Ten Mile (over 1000 ft lower), and both are about the same distance to French Creek area, can't go wrong at either location.

snoluver1
07-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Closer to good riding definitely = Ten Mile. No question about it.

M4me
11-06-2011, 01:14 PM
We have stayed at Albany a number of times and its a long ride back at the end of the day. Thats why we stay at the old corral in Centennial now. Drive up the hill, unload sleds and play!

snopro1
11-06-2011, 06:36 PM
Mountain Meadow Cabins...
If I would have to pick between the two then Albany. Most people pass by all the good stuff leaving Albany trying to get to the top. If you need to run to town for parts it is a lot closer as well.

cuzzinolaf
11-06-2011, 06:57 PM
I have stayed at Mountain Meadows three times and am just looking for change. I hate always having to ride to the western slope and figured I would just stay over there instead.

polarisrider1
11-07-2011, 11:55 PM
I have stayed at Mountain Meadows three times and am just looking for change. I hate always having to ride to the western slope and figured I would just stay over there instead. Cuzz, Did we make it to French Creek when I was out there? You mention this place often and I suspect we never made it there??????? looks like 10 mile is on my to do list thanks to Revkev. No more Old Corral. The Hotel was great and the food was good there, but no more trailering up every morning and fighting for a parking space and unloading and all in reverse going back each evening. It just eats up to much time. I asked the Old Corral employees, "how did they ever side the building in such winds?" They said that was easy compared to the guys roofing the place! The desk girl said, the wind, never lets up! We had white caps in the Hot tub. lol.

cuzzinolaf
11-08-2011, 12:01 AM
We had white caps in the Hot tub. lol.

You shouldn't have ate the chili.

polarisrider1
11-08-2011, 12:26 AM
You shouldn't have ate the chili.The front desk girl ate the chili. what about this french creek????

Firecatguy
11-08-2011, 08:25 AM
when we stayed at Ol coral in april we where the only people in town not a soul left hotel restaurant was closed Cody was the only one left BUT there was a Crew from Mn that build stick buildings and they where there 3 weeks at the time to build one just out side town, they sat a week just to get the metal roof on it was too windy they had everything packed ready to go home just waited for wind to die down to put roof on....OUCH......just come ride with me 2 times Keith......you will love it......

snopro1
11-08-2011, 05:40 PM
I am not allowed to divulge the information on a public forum, but I can tell you I have never needed to ride more than 10 miles from Mountain Meadow to get to epic conditions. I understand wanting a change though, we try to stay in a different cabin at Mountain Meadow to change the view a bit...haha

polarisrider1
11-08-2011, 06:52 PM
I am not allowed to divulge the information on a public forum, but I can tell you I have never needed to ride more than 10 miles from Mountain Meadow to get to epic conditions. I understand wanting a change though, we try to stay in a different cabin at Mountain Meadow to change the view a bit...haha I guess we all have different expectations of epic.

nitroman
11-08-2011, 08:48 PM
We have stayed at Albany a number of times and its a long ride back at the end of the day. Thats why we stay at the old corral in Centennial now. Drive up the hill, unload sleds and play!

He's back!!! The OC rocks, Green Rock isn't really a pain during the week and in just a few min you are in the "good stuff". Get there early on weekend and park on the uphill side.

doospunk
11-09-2011, 12:25 AM
("I guess we all have different expectations of epic.")

hahaha. Agree with you there Wayne!!!

Firecatguy
11-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Kmart....BWHAHHAHAAH I still love that description....100% perfect nailed it on the head

polarisrider1
11-09-2011, 11:24 PM
Kmart....BWHAHHAHAAH I still love that description....100% perfect nailed it on the headJust about everyone says that I hit it perfect on that one. It is not ment as an insult, it is what it is. Togwotee range is dear to my heart. IP is also a favorite for ease of getting around and mix of it all. Cooke for extreme riding, (not for the meak or mild) looking forward to that with the new sled. But if not for the snowies I would not of met Doospunk or firecatguy early on last year. Where else can you watch fgsacts peg a tree full throttle going up hill and hit that Baby head on dead center??? So it cost him $12,000 for that memory, was it worth it, to see the friends, **** yes!!!!!! Felt real bad for Andy.

cuzzinolaf
11-10-2011, 07:27 AM
The Snowies are a lot of fun when it isn't windy.

lookin4snow
11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
The Snowies are a lot of fun when it isn't windy.

That one day per year when it is not windy? Libby Flats is always bad, that's when you head for the trees! There is a lot of good tree riding that we have found out there over the years. We have ridden all day thinking what a beautiful day only to find white-out conditions on top trying to get back to Green Rock. We always leave plenty of time for crossing the flats back. We tried the northern route a few times and that is worse IMO because the trail is not marked as well as 130 is.

cuzzinolaf
11-10-2011, 09:23 AM
We rode the 'northern route' the last time and I thought I was on the moon.

fgsacts
11-10-2011, 11:03 AM
Just about everyone says that I hit it perfect on that one. It is not ment as an insult, it is what it is. Togwotee range is dear to my heart. IP is also a favorite for ease of getting around and mix of it all. Cooke for extreme riding, (not for the meak or mild) looking forward to that with the new sled. But if not for the snowies I would not of met Doospunk or firecatguy early on last year. Where else can you watch fgsacts peg a tree full throttle going up hill and hit that Baby head on dead center??? So it cost him $12,000 for that memory, was it worth it, to see the friends, **** yes!!!!!! Felt real bad for Andy.

Feelin' the love! I still have no good explanation how that happened. Nothing like totaling a sled 1.5 hours into a three day trip.

polarisrider1
11-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Feelin' the love! I still have no good explanation how that happened. Nothing like totaling a sled 1.5 hours into a three day trip.Sorry Andy, you had to know it would come out eventually! Way to many witnesses.

techsledder
11-10-2011, 01:25 PM
Sorry Andy, you had to know it would come out eventually! Way to many witnesses.

PLEASE tell me there is video of said event...

cuzzinolaf
11-10-2011, 03:26 PM
There is somewhere.

polarisrider1
11-10-2011, 04:51 PM
There is somewhere.Okay, cough it up!

cuzzinolaf
11-10-2011, 04:52 PM
I saw the video and I wasn't there. Someone has it.

snobinge
11-10-2011, 09:53 PM
Snowies were pretty nice last March. Bluebird day with deep pow!


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blutooth
11-11-2011, 01:51 PM
I agree with snopro1, you can always find fantastic conditions within a 10 minute ride of Mountain Meadow Cabins. The picture Snobinge posted is within that range...

I have only stayed at MMC, but I have ridden to the Ryan Park Parking lot (this is almost 10 Mile I think - I could be wrong) and I rode halfway to Albany before giving up.

Albany is a good hour from N. French Creek by sled. Meaning you are going to burn an extra 5 gallons going to French Creek. Staying around Albany is good riding in the trees but it is much flatter than up top - reminds me more of the Yoop.

I would definitely consider staying at 10 mile. It is something like an extra 2 hours in the truck at least over Centennial, but if you plan on riding the West side you will make that up in daily transit on the sled...

Below is a map of the Snowies. The blue trail is Hwy 130 (trail U). Albany, MMC and 10 Mile (Ryan Park) are all marked. I also marked the Widowmaker and N. French Creek (that mark is at the base of 7 fools). I think if you are trying to get close...

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh161/teamkesslers/snowies.jpg

lookin4snow
11-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Regardless of the location, looks like some more snow is coming out there. Oh, and hard to believe, the snow will be accompanied by high winds. Here is the NWS forecast for the next 24-36 hours......

THE BULK OF
THE SNOW WILL FALL OVER THE SIERRA MADRES AND SNOWY MOUNTAINS...
WHERE WELL OVER A FOOT OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. IN ADDITION TO
SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE VERY STRONG WINDS.
SUSTAINED WESTERLY WINDS OF 35 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 75 MPH

polarisrider1
11-12-2011, 10:18 AM
One would think that all the snow would be in Cenntenial and Larimie the way the wind blows it on the mtn. But not true.

Snowy Mountain Lodge
12-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Hey guys, we'd like to throw our name in the mix as well. Snowy Mountain Lodge is under new ownership and will be opening back up in 2 weeks. We're located up above Green Rock so you can just park in our parking lot and ride off the trail right to your cabin. No need to stay in Centennial any more and drive up every day. Check out our website at snowymountainlodge.org.

Snow report - 3-4 inches last night (Thursday)

doospunk
12-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Hey guys, we'd like to throw our name in the mix as well. Snowy Mountain Lodge is under new ownership and will be opening back up in 2 weeks. We're located up above Green Rock so you can just park in our parking lot and ride off the trail right to your cabin. No need to stay in Centennial any more and drive up every day. Check out our website at snowymountainlodge.org.

Snow report - 3-4 inches last night (Thursday)

Nice to hear that it's once again in operation. Good luck!