Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

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Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1509Post ixl
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:08 am

Hey all,

Well it seems nearly every ski hill in Vermont runs a gondola ride to the top for leaf peepers. Can't do em all.. which are the best? Especially in northern VT, where I will be this week.

Is the Jay Peak one good?

Would I be better off going up Mt. Mansfield instead?

Thanks for any suggestions! --c
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Re: Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1511Post ixl
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:40 am

Thanks a lot, bm!

I think the other factor in my deciding which trams/roads to do will be the hours. Most of the ones down in this area open too late and close too early for the best photography. I'm hoping some up there might be a bit more flexible! --c
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Re: Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1512Post pwt54
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:36 am

The tram at Jay Peak is great. I'm not sure what the times are. It's been about 5 tears since I've been on it. For my money, I'd take the toll road to the top of Mt. Mansfield. The road ends below the "nose". The hike from the "Nose " to the "chin" is pretty flat and there are great shots in all directions. Spend your time stake photos instead of hiking. The views from the fire tower on Burke are great, but not as varied as Mt. Mansfield.

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Re: Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1513Post Tippy
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:57 pm

Regarding the Jay Peak Tram Ride: I just got the following information from Mr. Holt, Marketing at Jay Peak Resort. (802) 327-2196. He can email you and attach a map to get to Jay Peak. 4850 VT Route 242, Jay, VT

Weather permitting, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. starting on October 1st.

Round trip tram rides: $10 adult, $6 children 14 and under, $30 fmaily pass for two parents and dependent children. Tickets may be purchased in the Pizzeria at the Tram Dock.

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Re: Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1514Post pwt54
Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:08 pm

After thinking things over I'd have to give Mt. Mansfield the edge. To the north you see the backbone of the northern Green Mtns. To the east you have the Worcester Range, Elmore Mt., and on a clear day the White Mtns. To the south you have Camel's Hump and the southern backbone of the Green Mtns. nTo the west you have Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. And of course, being in Stowe you could eat at the Shed for lunch and Ben and Jerry's for dessert.


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Re: Best gondola/peak for viewing scenery?

Post: # 1515Post ixl
Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:53 pm

Thanks for the info, CTYankee and pwt.

I will definitely be doing Mt. Mansfield. Sounds great.

I will consider Jay Peak, esp if they are flexible about the last tram down. 10-5 isn't really ideal for photography though I can probably get by on the late end there. --c
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