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post #31 of 48

I'd take rain over ice.

 

Wednesday (tomorrow) will be warm and the rain won't start 'til late in the day.  The snow will be nice and soft.  A good day to ski.

 

Skiing in the rain is fine unless it's really pouring or it's 27 degrees and freezing on your goggles.

post #32 of 48

I hate skiing in the rain.  Nothing worse than being cold and wet.

 

Ice doesn't bother me too much growing up and learning to ski on the East Coast.  Keep the skis sharpened and carve away...

post #33 of 48

Word,  wear some rain proof pants so your but isn't soaked when you sit on the rain soaked lift.  

post #34 of 48

Skiing ice is fun.  Sharpen your edges.

post #35 of 48
Race night tonight. No choice for me. They've actually backed off on the temps and are now saying 42 and "chance of showers," with the real warm up and rain coming later. Real problem will be the ruts ... my least favorite conditions for racing, but thinking the free skiing might be okay.
post #36 of 48
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Well something came up for today, so I'll have to sharpen my skates.

post #37 of 48
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East coast fresh snow days are getting few and far between...I think we are destined to ski crap.

I've got 10 east coast days in so far and all have been decent at the least, a few have been awesome powder days!

post #38 of 48

What rock did you crawl from under hirustler?  No way.  That's just wrong.
 

post #39 of 48

RPTW: Don't worry -- you didn't really miss much.  I got out to Jiminy Peak (western MA) this afternoon.  Snow was surprisingly unforgiving; I'd call it wet hardpack.  Nonetheless, it made for some OK carving (good thing I brought my skinny skis at the last moment).  Started drizzling @2:30, raining at 3:00.  By the time I left at 3:30, I was completely wet.  Good thing for gore-tex.  So.... don't feel bad; you did miss a day on skis, but it wasn't remarkable.

post #40 of 48

A friend who skied at Blue Mtn yesterday told me the fog resulted in about 50 feet of visibility, but, the snow did hold up.

 

I hate to ski in fog!

post #41 of 48
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A friend who skied at Blue Mtn yesterday told me the fog resulted in about 50 feet of visibility, but, the snow did hold up.

 

I hate to ski in fog!

Tomorrow should be interesting.

post #42 of 48

We had winter arrive back in the middle of the night, none to early I'm afraid. I think we hit 65F in Pittsburgh Wed. and the rain was intense in the PM. So the guns are on at 7 Springs along with a forecast for some maybe decent natural snow as well.

 

But the could have been scenario on this weekends conditions is unfortunate as last weekend was pretty good and if could have avoided the high temos and the rain this weekend would have been that much better. Accuweather predicting a dry and warm spring in the west I saw on their website! Bummer .

post #43 of 48

My wife and I skiied yesterday at Bear Creek (PA) and had a great day. Took advantage of their flashback day , $9 lift tickets. It was a little foggy at the top but didn't really affect visibility.  Practically had the mountain to ourselves. Snow was nice and soft ( for east coast "snow" )

post #44 of 48

I'd take ice over rain.  That's what God made metal edges forsmile.gif and there's always the chance for a little loose granular on the edge of the trail. 

As a weekend warrior in the mid-Atlantic, often committed to specific dates well in advance, I've skied in the rain a fair amount.  I deal with it, but prefer dry conditions or 24" of powder.ROTF.gif 

post #45 of 48
Neither is great, but both can be fun. Less likely to get hurt in the rain, but I've grown to not hate ice if it's the only game in town. I've actually had some enjoyable rain/fog skiing days. It is what you make of it. Very frustrating coming off weeks of brutally cold temps here, followed by rain and 60-degree temps.

Did you go yet? The temp is dropping steadily today in the City, and I'm meeting up with some old college friends near Plattekill, NY for the weekend for a trip that was scheduled a while back. The forecast up there looks cold with occasional snow, so I'm hoping for the best. If not, there is always snow tubing and a bar with friends!
post #46 of 48
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Did you go yet? The temp is dropping steadily today in the City, and I'm meeting up with some old college friends near Plattekill, NY for the weekend for a trip that was scheduled a while back. The forecast up there looks cold with occasional snow, so I'm hoping for the best. If not, there is always snow tubing and a bar with friends!

Good luck at Platty.  I was there two Fridays ago and they didn't have too many trails open.  I don't think they recieved any new snow since then.

post #47 of 48
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My wife and I skiied yesterday at Bear Creek (PA) and had a great day. Took advantage of their flashback day , $9 lift tickets. It was a little foggy at the top but didn't really affect visibility.  Practically had the mountain to ourselves. Snow was nice and soft ( for east coast "snow" )

If I knew about that I probably would have gone.  Never been to Bear Creek.  I didn't want to shell out $50 for Blue in the rain, so I worked....

 

Skiing ice somewhere tomorrow.

post #48 of 48
Thanks, I was there on Monday the 21st. Not everything was open, but what was open was good. I'm optimistic for Saturday.
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