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Plus Whiteface grooms almost everything while MRG grooms almost nothing.  Other than being steep and pretty far north they do not have anything in common.  Neither is a place I would choose for early season skiing.  Conventional wisdom holds true for early season before significant snowfall: go to the places that are known for making tons of snow and good grooming.  What WF and MRG have in common is that neither of these hills are known for great manmade snow.

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"Ski It If You Can" - What Does It Mean?

It means more free advertising for MRG since it sparked this thread.  Just plain good marketing content.;)

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Plus Whiteface grooms almost everything while MRG grooms almost nothing.  Other than being steep and pretty far north they do not have anything in common.  Neither is a place I would choose for early season skiing.  Conventional wisdom holds true for early season before significant snowfall: go to the places that are known for making tons of snow and good grooming.  What WF and MRG have in common is that neither of these hills are known for great manmade snow.


To clarify, the comments comparing Whiteface and MRG were not based on comparing the mountains in 2015 but in the 1960s-70s.  Plus comparison can imply "compare and contrast," not that the places are similar in most ways.

 

Having skied Whiteface in recent years, I can attest to the fact that the snowmaking there is very different than even 5 years ago.  ORDA has spent a lot of money at all three of their ski areas (Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre) on upgrades and the results are starting to make a difference.

 

That said, MRG has a lot of character that means a few days in the Mad River Valley should be on a bucket list.  Especially for people who have flexibility to chase a northeast snowstorm.

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Especially for people who have flexibility to chase a northeast snowstorm.

 

IIRC, many years ago, I think around the time the slogan was shown in space. I heard the marketing director give her explanation of the slogan.... to paraphrase, given the place relies on natural snow, it's really special after a snow storm so "ski it if you can" meaning if you are lucky enough to have the time to catch it after a storm.

 

I can understand this old school mentality (meaning before snow making), my first professional job, I worked with a bunch of engineers, if they hear a storm brewing for the weekend, they would be half listening to the radio on Wednesday and would try to track the sweet spot for the weekend. Come Friday, they were either all giddy or bummed out pending how the storm unfolds. Haha.... it would be hard working with them when they needed to listen to latest reports on the half hour. 

 

 

ps.... after a snowstorm it's still special even in this era of man made snow. Anybody who can't tell the difference between natural vs artificial should have their ski card taken away from them  :/


Edited by jack97 - 12/7/15 at 3:03pm
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IIRC, many years ago, I think around the time the slogan was shown in space. I heard the marketing director give her explanation of the slogan.... to paraphrase, given the place relies on natural snow, it's really special after a snow storm so "ski it if you can" meaning if you are lucky enough to have the time to catch it after a storm.

 

I can understand this old school mentality (meaning before snow making), my first professional job, I worked with a bunch of engineers, if they hear a storm brewing for the weekend, they would be half listening to the radio on Wednesday and would try to track the sweet spot for the weekend. Come Friday, they were either all giddy or bummed out pending how the storm unfolds. Haha.... it would be hard working with them when they needed to listen to latest reports on the half hour. 

 

 

ps.... after a snowstorm it's still special even in this era of man made snow. Anybody who can't tell the difference between natural vs artificial should have their ski card taken away from them  :/

"Ski it if you can = Ski it when you can"...so crazy it just might work......


Edited by da-cat - 12/9/15 at 1:48am
post #36 of 38

Didn't know there is a weather blog dedicated to MRG.  Unfortunately, doesn't look good for Dec 2015.

 

http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com/2015/12/some-winter-chill-and-even-chance-for.html

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Didn't know there is a weather blog dedicated to MRG.  Unfortunately, doesn't look good for Dec 2015.

 

http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com/2015/12/some-winter-chill-and-even-chance-for.html

Check in on the northeast stoke thread.  We have been discussing this over there.  

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Didn't know there is a weather blog dedicated to MRG.  Unfortunately, doesn't look good for Dec 2015.

 

http://madriverglenweather.blogspot.com/2015/12/some-winter-chill-and-even-chance-for.html

Check in on the northeast stoke thread.  We have been discussing this over there.  


That's where I saw it first.  Wanted to have it handy in a MRG thread for future reference.  :)

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