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We might finally be getting some snow in the North East hills this week.   Everyone think snowy thoughts! 

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not sure what you mean by finally, conditions have been good for the past week and half up here :)

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Not sure by what you mean as good conditions. Just got back from Killington 1/27-1/29 and I had just as much natural snow in Philly as Killington had. If I want to ski on man made groomers I can stay in the Poconos. Horrible season in New England. First week of February looking potentially great up there in New England.
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Originally Posted by PAIceman View Post

Not sure by what you mean as good conditions. Just got back from Killington 1/27-1/29 and I had just as much natural snow in Philly as Killington had. If I want to ski on man made groomers I can stay in the Poconos. Horrible season in New England. First week of February looking potentially great up there in New England.


Let's not generalize. New Hampshire and Maine have been doing fine this year. There is a solid (though bit thin) base in the White Mountains. Attitash was a bit thin but skiable off-trail this weekend. Wildcat got the Upper Wildcat trail open ungroomed this weekend. Bretton Woods has several glades in play. This week's snow should make it great.

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Not sure by what you mean as good conditions. Just got back from Killington 1/27-1/29 and I had just as much natural snow in Philly as Killington had. If I want to ski on man made groomers I can stay in the Poconos. Horrible season in New England. First week of February looking potentially great up there in New England.

 

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Originally Posted by PAIceman View Post

Not sure by what you mean as good conditions. Just got back from Killington 1/27-1/29 and I had just as much natural snow in Philly as Killington had. If I want to ski on man made groomers I can stay in the Poconos. Horrible season in New England. First week of February looking potentially great up there in New England.

 

 

killington is not stowe.....

 

yesterday day

Janurary 26th

 

 

Janurary 30th perfect groomers at 7 am

 

 

Jan 26 th again

 

 

Janurary 26th again

 

 

 

 

heck even our snowmaking here skis like powder

 

 

moral of the story is killington sucks

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killington is not stowe.....

 

 

moral of the story is killington sucks

 

And Stowe is not Killington.  And you don't have to be an a**hole about expressing your biased opinion.

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Stowe is not northeast.

 

Just like Sugaroaf isn't northeast.

 

They're both IN northeast. But neither are representative of the northeast at large. 

 

There're pockets in the northeast that gets more or less snow in a particular storm. But oer all, the northeast has been a bit thin up to this point. Granted, it's pretty obvious this will totally change by Monday. Just in time for the big holiday weekend. 

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Yes killington is not Stowe. Stowe arguably the best in the east. Looking at the trail count Stowe still not 100% and Jay is just getting there and it's February. The natural snow in Maine is even more lacking check the acerage open not the trail counts. Hence my point lack of natural snow this year.
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Yes killington is not Stowe. Stowe arguably the best in the east. Looking at the trail count Stowe still not 100% and Jay is just getting there and it's February. The natural snow in Maine is even more lacking check the acerage open not the trail counts. Hence my point lack of natural snow this year.


The acreage is totally biased by the fact that Vermont generally has much wider trails. A lot of areas will blow half (or less) of the trails and count the full acreage. Believe me when I say that NH and ME are doing much better than VT this year.

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Hey I didn't want to get everyone all crazy!  It has been a low snow winter at most of favorite eastern resorts and I was excited that a big dump was coming.  

 

As it turns out the skiing was pretty good this weekend but not epic, the steeps were still thin and the glades were marginal, though I did not venture into the woods myself.  Let's have another good dump this week, eh? :) 

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Originally Posted by TeddyO View Post
 

Hey I didn't want to get everyone all crazy!  It has been a low snow winter at most of favorite eastern resorts and I was excited that a big dump was coming.  

 

As it turns out the skiing was pretty good this weekend but not epic, the steeps were still thin and the glades were marginal, though I did not venture into the woods myself.  Let's have another good dump this week, eh? :) 

Where were you skiing?  I had a great time at Whiteface last Wed during the snowstorm.  By the afternoon when most people had gone home, there was enough fluffy powder that I wasn't hitting bottom in most places.  I don't need to ski steeps and glades to have a lot of fun.

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Originally Posted by TeddyO View Post
 

Hey I didn't want to get everyone all crazy!  It has been a low snow winter at most of favorite eastern resorts and I was excited that a big dump was coming.  

 

As it turns out the skiing was pretty good this weekend but not epic, the steeps were still thin and the glades were marginal, though I did not venture into the woods myself.  Let's have another good dump this week, eh? :) 

 

 

stowe's wood have been pretty good.

 

video from last wednesday/thursday

 

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