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Best Skiing Close to Lexington, KY for weekend of 12/19

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Hi All,

 

I have very rare vacation time coming for a 3 day weekend over the weekend of 12/19.  I am in Lexington, KY and had to request the vacation time a long time ago when I didn't know the ski options in the SE/Mid Atlantic would be so sparse now.  I was originally planning on driving to Snowshoe but they have closed this week and are tentatively re-opening on 12/19.  Since they are just re-opening on the 19th, I am guessing the skiing probably won't be great.  I don't really want to drive 6 hours each way just to have one green run to do over and over for 2 days if I have other options (though I totally will do that if it is my best option).

 

Basically, I am looking for the best skiing close to Lexington for this coming weekend.  I am willing to drive up to 7-8 hours each way.  Flying is not feasible at this point.  Good vertical would be preferable, but good snow and amount of runs open are important.  Just to give you the level I am at, I would say I am about a level 6-7 skiier and like runs similar to the main runs on Peak 10 at Breckenridge.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6

Everywhere in the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast is in the same boat.

 

No one has snow, its been record-breaking warm, and the few that have managed to stay open have a few WRODs open at best.

 

Snowshoe is the best bet for the weekend with possible snowmaking temps returning, but everyone is in the same boat with limited terrain and man-made base.

post #3 of 6
Bag it this weekend and fly out west later.
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Originally Posted by Gnarvin View Post
 

Hi All,

 

I have very rare vacation time coming for a 3 day weekend over the weekend of 12/19.  I am in Lexington, KY and had to request the vacation time a long time ago when I didn't know the ski options in the SE/Mid Atlantic would be so sparse now.  I was originally planning on driving to Snowshoe but they have closed this week and are tentatively re-opening on 12/19.  Since they are just re-opening on the 19th, I am guessing the skiing probably won't be great.  I don't really want to drive 6 hours each way just to have one green run to do over and over for 2 days if I have other options (though I totally will do that if it is my best option).

 

Basically, I am looking for the best skiing close to Lexington for this coming weekend.  I am willing to drive up to 7-8 hours each way.  Flying is not feasible at this point.  Good vertical would be preferable, but good snow and amount of runs open are important.  Just to give you the level I am at, I would say I am about a level 6-7 skiier and like runs similar to the main runs on Peak 10 at Breckenridge.

 

Thanks


Tough call.  Whether or not Snowshoe can make more snow starting Thu night could make a big difference.  Canaan Valley will be open all day Sunday if you decided to make the drive to WV.  Would be something different if one day at Snowshoe seems like enough.  At least the CV lift ticket would be a lot less. :rolleyes

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Originally Posted by Gnarvin View Post

Hi All,

I have very rare vacation time coming for a 3 day weekend over the weekend of 12/19.  I am in Lexington, KY and had to request the vacation time a long time ago when I didn't know the ski options in the SE/Mid Atlantic would be so sparse now.  I was originally planning on driving to Snowshoe but they have closed this week and are tentatively re-opening on 12/19.  Since they are just re-opening on the 19th, I am guessing the skiing probably won't be great.  I don't really want to drive 6 hours each way just to have one green run to do over and over for 2 days if I have other options (though I totally will do that if it is my best option).

Basically, I am looking for the best skiing close to Lexington for this coming weekend.  I am willing to drive up to 7-8 hours each way.  Flying is not feasible at this point.  Good vertical would be preferable, but good snow and amount of runs open are important.  Just to give you the level I am at, I would say I am about a level 6-7 skiier and like runs similar to the main runs on Peak 10 at Breckenridge.

Thanks


I live in Cincinnati and was considering the same type of trip but it is pointless. Even the northern Michigan ski areas have crappy conditions. I would save your money and hope to get another three day weekend in January or February. Any type of travel now is a waste east of the Rockies.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the replies.  Unfortunately, I will have zero vacation or even a full 2 day weekend after this month until the second weekend of April.  I am planning on flying to Whistler in April, but I was really hoping to get some skiing in before that.  I will probably end up going to Snowshoe and checking out Canaan Valley on Sunday.  Hopefully they can make a lot of snow.

 

Thanks

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