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    Default Lift assisted

    I'm dying to try out some lift riding. I've never done it. What is the closest around from the Foxboro area. I know its going to be an hour plus driving but just trying to get an idea. Thanks for any input.

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    I would think Highland or Jiminy Peak are the closest.

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    http://highlandcamps.com/find-your-ride

    Great program to start out with.
    You might be able to get to Killington, Snow or Jiminy a little quicker, but you definitely will have a far better time at Highland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slappy View Post
    http://highlandcamps.com/find-your-ride

    Great program to start out with.
    You might be able to get to Killington, Snow or Jiminy a little quicker, but you definitely will have a far better time at Highland.
    Not so sure on that one Ole Slap - Killington is twice the mountain - more varied and more trails - Highland is a jumpers park and very small. For a first time out - I wouldn'tt recommebd Highland - On the other hand

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    The thing Highland has going for it, IMHO, is the instructors. From what I've witnessed they really spend a lot of time with people, and on a slow day (like this past Tuesday) I could see the group of new riders getting more and more comfortable from my vantage point on the lift as the day wore on. The rental bikes are nice looking to boot. That said I've never made it up to Killington, heck I still haven't gotten to KT ( I know, I need to go - I don't get out of the shop much these days), so my opinion is highly skewed.
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    Slappy is dead on about Highland,although small, the easy trails are great for a first timer.Plus it is the closest to Foxboro.
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    I'm going Sat if you want to ride along.I live close to Foxboro,can offer you a ride,if interested.

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    Resurrecting an old thread instead of starting a new one.

    I'm thinking about heading to Highland this weekend for a change of pace. Is there enough there on the easier side to keep me occupied for most of a day? My current bike (RIP 9) is my first FS bike and though I've been riding forever, I rarely get more than a few inches off the ground....

    Thanks for any input

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    Do it.
    You"ll have a blast, plenty for 'beginner' DHers.
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    That's what I wanted to hear. Looking forward to it.

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