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Weekend Temperatures

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Is anyone else at all concerned about the temps expected across most of New England this weekend?

 

It looks like Saturday and Sunday will see temperatures at most mountains as low as -15 and not much higher than 10 degrees.

 

Stay warm!

post #2 of 18

The Midwest and East Coast resorts cannot catch a break this season.  They are getting hit bad on most of their "big-money" weeks.

First the warmth and lack of natural snow during the Christmas holiday period, and not an arctic chill during Presidents Weekend.

Granted, they hope that everyone still buys tickets but spends more time warming-up in the lodge and buying food and beverage.

 

I saw the forecast last week and decided the wife and I swap weekends and went last weekend when the temps were more temperate.  I will ski in any temps or conditions.  The wife is a no-go if the temps are in the single digits.

post #3 of 18
Come to CO. Copper hit 46 degrees today and it doen't look like it is cooling off anytime soon. Beautiful blue bird day. Last Wed. the high was 3 degrees and windy. Wind chill never came close to zero.
post #4 of 18

Home Depot and those places will have hand and foot warmers too. Contractors use them this time of year.

post #5 of 18

My pass is blacked out this weekend because of President's Day, but yeah, it's bad timing for brutal cold and the last big holiday weekend of the season.

post #6 of 18

Good I hope the cold keeps the crowds away.  My son and his Fiancé are coming up with 4 friends this weekend. It is, what it is... 

 

Though the GF told me last weekend, don't expect her out on snow this weekend...LOL

post #7 of 18

I'm scheduled to teach both days.  Saturday I'm on Privates, so don't expect much action and will be fine skiing in the cold.  Hand warmers, foot warmers, breaks.

 

Sunday however I have a group of 7-12 year old girls and I wonder if their parents will just not bring them, or even if the mountain will cancel this week's session.  In any case they are going to not be anywhere near as prepared for this weather as I am and it could be a pretty unpleasant experience for them.

 

Tuesday it might rain!?!

post #8 of 18

My group is scheduled to have a race on Saturday morning. Which means most of the morning will be spent standing at the top of the course, freezing my bits off. Ugh. 

post #9 of 18

naja, Tog a member here teaches at Okemo too. May be PM him, see what he's up to.

post #10 of 18

I'm going to skip this weekend and try for Wednesday.  The rain/snow line is really high on Tuesday but Tuesday night may dump 9+ inches for a nice day on wednesday.  I'll probably hit the catskills, plattekill if they open or Belleayre.

post #11 of 18

Wicked nippy at my home hill this weekend:

 

.SATURDAY...SNOW LIKELY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. HIGHS
AROUND 9 ABOVE. TEMPERATURES FALLING TO AROUND 1 ABOVE IN THE
AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 23 BELOW.
 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
COLDER WITH LOWS 11 BELOW TO 17 BELOW ZERO. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT. WIND
CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 39 BELOW.
 
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 5 BELOW TO ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES AS
LOW AS 40 BELOW.
 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 10 BELOW.
post #12 of 18
Meanwhile in Seattle we will be skiing in mid forties and rain all weekend.
post #13 of 18

Concerned? Meh. This is why you should join a mug club.

 

I'll go out and take a few runs. Drink a pint. Rinse and repeat.

 

These cold temperatures are a blessing for serious skiers. It'll keep all the plebs indoors.

post #14 of 18

I'll ski during weather like this, but not with my 8 & 10 y/o.  Skipping Saturday and going for Sunday (still brutal cold, but less wind) and Monday.  Not missing much in the Catskills anyway this year.

post #15 of 18

Ski the bottom half of the mountain, avoid going all the way to the top if you can.  Stick to trails with trees blocking the wind where possible.

Mittens> Gloves

Make sure your socks are dry at the start of the day.  Consider changing them mid day

Take lots of breaks.

If you get really cold but are far from the lodge, you can warm up by sidestepping or fishboning uphill some.. Just be sure you are off to the side of the trail and not in zee middle.  I used to do this with kids when teaching a lesson on a very cold day to warm them back up.


Edited by crgildart - 2/12/16 at 6:09pm
post #16 of 18

Masters races tomorrow and Sunday. I've got extra pants and coats for the rides on the chair after each run and a bunch of layers under the suit. It'll be a brief cold spell though-supposed to warm up next week.

post #17 of 18



We hearty New Englanders can take it. Ski the East
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldsbar View Post

I'll ski during weather like this, but not with my 8 & 10 y/o.  Skipping Saturday and going for Sunday (still brutal cold, but less wind) and Monday.  Not missing much in the Catskills anyway this year.

The Catskills? That's like the Deep South. Enjoy the beach weather.
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