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Who will open first in 2016-17? Guess right and be the EpicSki Master Prognosticator of 2016-17

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

Who will open first for 2016-17? I have inside information that it will be: 

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Now here's the game, post your guess for both the resort and opening date that will be the first to open in North America for the 2016-17 season. Make your submission and the winner will receive the coveted [by whom?] Master Prognosticator badge. The honorific badge is only given to the wisest of us all [Citation Needed]. So enter now to get your chance to have this coveted badge displayed in your forum signature:

 

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Rules:

 

  1. Only one post per person.
  2. Thread will be locked to new posts on Sep. 30, 2016. 
  3. Only those who select the right resort are eligible to win, in case no one has the exact date the nearest date will be winner. In case of a tie involving the correct or wrong date all tied users will receive the badge. 
  4. Resorts that are currently open (e.g. Mount Hood) cannot be the correct answer.
post #2 of 30

A-Basin, 10/15.

post #3 of 30

Arapahoe Basin...10/28

post #4 of 30

Loveland 10/29

post #5 of 30

A-Basin - 10/21

post #6 of 30

Killington - Oct 14

post #7 of 30

Loveland 10/18

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Killington - Oct 14

 

Such optimism. I'm sitting in Burlington right now sweating my eyeballs out. Its been snowing in Colorado already. 

post #9 of 30

Well, it doesn't take that much prognostication. There are two high-probability first-openers (A-Bay or Loveland) and one that wishes with all its heart (that one will be the first in the East though, unless, say, Monday River doesn't let on in advance).

post #10 of 30

Oh! Forgot to vote. Um . . . A-basin's earliest opening date was Oct. 9, 2009. The 2013 season opened Oct. 13. In 2014, A-basin opened Oct. 17, apparently.  Last season, A-basin & Loveland opened the same day, Oct. 29th (the second time that had happened) — and Loveland beat A-bay by 30 minutes. 

 

I'll go with Arapaho Basin, October 24th.

post #11 of 30

Picking a dark horse... Wolf Creek on October 15th. 

post #12 of 30
A Basin Oct. 28th. smile.gif
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 

A-Basin Oct. 23rd

post #14 of 30

It will be Loveland on October 21.

post #15 of 30

Dreaming its gonna be Alta or Snowbird........one can dream!

 

lets set a record, Abasin  10/8

 

 

post #16 of 30

A Basin - 22 Oct 2016.

 

They will blow ice chips if they have to, and the run will be about 8 feet wide, hence the name WROD.

post #17 of 30

Loveland, October 11th.

post #18 of 30
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Loveland, October 11th.


Ooo — that's an early one!

post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
 

Loveland, October 11th.


Ooo — that's an early one!

 

 

Yeah, I'm just a risk taker!

post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 

Bumping this to get more predictions. 

post #21 of 30

Loveland 10/15

post #22 of 30


​A-basin 10/28

post #23 of 30

A-Basin

10/20

post #24 of 30

A-Basin

10/13

post #25 of 30

Loveland 10/20

post #26 of 30
Thread Starter 

Thread is locked; now we wait. 

post #27 of 30

A Basin has announced a 10/21 opening. It ain't over till it's over.

post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 

If it holds it will go to @hypergruv 

post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the delay in announcing this; @hypergruv indeed was our winner! I've unlocked the thread so you may all ask him what else he can predict about the future. 

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by oldjeep View Post
 

Killington - Oct 14


Yeah, OK I was off by 11 days ;)

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