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post #31 of 395
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[Mod Note: In order to avoid obsessively morose &/or depressive thoughts, all mention of last season in New England is hereby temporarily banned in this thread.

 

Any unnecessary mention of last season's conditions, except to gloat about this season's conditions in comparison, will be grounds for maybe a reprimand and definitely a finger-wagging.

 

Thank you.

 

Your Local Mod Team]

post #32 of 395

Last season sucked.

post #33 of 395
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SMJ, that's just naughty!:hissyfit:

post #34 of 395
My father had a lapel pin that said "Question Authority,"' it's in my genes.
post #35 of 395
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Last season sucked.

 

I'll take that to mean that all the suckiness is now out of the way, and this season is free and clear to be spectacular. Thanks!

post #36 of 395

The suckiness is still with us! I was hoping Hermine would come closer to shore and dump the much needed rain onto the regional reservoirs. So far the forecast are saying light rain showers 

 

 

 

 

Some ridging is going on right now and I hope it doesn't set up a long term pattern which blocks the rain coming from the west. 

post #37 of 395

By the way, in all fairness, last year did not suck for me.  Yes I got less days than I would have liked to have gotten, but all in all I had a great season skiing.  Life of course is what you make of it.

post #38 of 395
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Life of course is what you make of it.

 

So true.... I had a blast last season. My day times drives were longer and I skied close to the beginning of May. 

post #39 of 395

Last year sure sucked in the NE.  Despite 5 comp tickets I did not ski once in the East.  

 

This year will be much closer to the norm and relatively speaking excellent.  How do I know?  I'm sticking around to ski this year.

 

lakespapa I double dare you

post #40 of 395
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:hopmad:

post #41 of 395
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Originally Posted by vickieh View Post

If you fly into Albany sometime, definitely go to Belleayre.

 

Interesting suggestion. Belleayre is a perfectly fine place, but if you're flying into Albany and want to ski in NY state, Gore's a bit closer, not to mention bigger (I think).

post #42 of 395
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Gore's a bit closer, not to mention bigger (I think).

 

Gore is more than twice as big (acreage-wise), and about 1000 feet more vertical. But according to Google maps, it's about 15 mins further driving than Belleayre.

post #43 of 395
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Gore is more than twice as big (acreage-wise), and about 1000 feet more vertical. But according to Google maps, it's about 15 mins further driving than Belleayre.


Funny you say that; I checked Google maps from Albany International before posting since I wasn't entirely sure which was closer. It said ALB - Gore takes 1hr 23m, ALB - Belleayre takes 1hr 42m. There might be a difference if you're making "Albany NY" the start of the trip instead of the airport, which is a bit outside town to the north (and so that much closer to Gore.)

 

Windham and Hunter are the closest areas for that matter, but if it's a weekend and you've flown into Central NY for a quick hit in the mountains, you've probably got better things to do than fight the crowds at either one of those (and I say that as someone who spent just about every weekend at Hunter last year.)

post #44 of 395

Porter Airlines are flying into Burlington in the winter now. Do any resorts have a shuttle service from the airport or do I need to rent a car? Its a 7 or 8 hour drive from home, maybe if I flew down , I might be able to spend more time skiing in the east this year. Because I hear its going to be a banner year!

post #45 of 395
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
 

By the way, in all fairness, last year did not suck for me.  Yes I got less days than I would have liked to have gotten, but all in all I had a great season skiing.  Life of course is what you make of it.

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So true.... I had a blast last season. My day times drives were longer and I skied close to the beginning of May. 

 

My season didn't suck, either. I had a blast, actually — skied with a number of members (SMJ, qcanoe, mdf, scruffy), and as often as I could. It sucked (did I say that) for resorts, though, big time.

 

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Last year sure sucked in the NE.  Despite 5 comp tickets I did not ski once in the East.  

 

I'd hoped ski Colorado last year, as I had the two previous seasons, because it was a great season out there. Didn't. Bummer. 

 

I'm with you, Maneac. Looks like I'll be a local again this year, so if you're sticking around, I'm happy.

post #46 of 395
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So I'm going to throw this out too early too, but I'm getting psyched for ski season already...

My job will now be taking me to southern NH about once a month... I can probably choose the days so that I can be in New England for a weekend and ski, so I'm looking at options. 

I'll probably try to make it to Stowe at some point, since I have 2 free days there on my MCP... Given that I'll be flying in and out of Manchester (most likely) what would be recommendations to hit for an intermediate? (Especially given that I'll be skiing Fridays and Saturdays - so less crowded is a plus!)

So you wanna ski Stowe, huh? Cool. Let me know as far in advance as you can, and I'll try to plan some ski time with you. I have my real job, my ski job, a toddler and a new one on the way in Dec, so I'll need lots of lead time to cajole the time from my various masters. But I'll do what I can if you want to take some runs. Maybe even trick you into some trees...
post #47 of 395
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post

[Mod Note: In order to avoid obsessively morose &/or depressive thoughts, all mention of last season in New England is hereby temporarily banned in this thread.

Any unnecessary mention of last season's conditions, except to gloat about this season's conditions in comparison, will be grounds for maybe a reprimand and definitely a finger-wagging.

Thank you.

Your Local Mod Team]

As a member of the Local Mod Squad, I think a one time venting to exercise the demons of last season is appropriate. Any further dwelling, and the finger wagging and head shaking will commence. There may even be a stern talking to. Kinda stern. A little. A bit.
post #48 of 395
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Maybe even trick you into some trees...

 

Hmm... I'd think tricking me into just one would be plenty painful enough. :devil: :snowfight

post #49 of 395
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I'll go with Sunday River on November 5th. They gotta get going early, they have a new lift to pay for. Hope the weather cooperates.


Remember, remember the 5th of November ... ;)

 

Hopefully the weather is good enough snow-wise to go somewhere in the NE by early November.

 

I want a good snow season this year (well actually every year) so I can ski Magic.  (I do not know how good it is, but I love the trail names.)

post #50 of 395
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Originally Posted by So Inclined View Post

Interesting suggestion. Belleayre is a perfectly fine place, but if you're flying into Albany and want to ski in NY state, Gore's a bit closer, not to mention bigger (I think).

Correct on both counts.

Belleayre and Gore were two of my favorites for weekend trips.
post #51 of 395
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Hmm... I'd think tricking me into just one would be plenty painful enough. devil.gif  snowfight.gif

Don't worry, I've hit far more trees than my students have in the past few years. I've had three impacts that I felt for a couple weeks after, a couple that left me sore for a day or two. My students have had none. Rule of thumb. If you see Mike hit a tree, don't ski into that tree.

By the way, nice job. Seems you've managed to line up instructor ski buddies all over northern New England.
post #52 of 395
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Originally Posted by vickieh View Post


Correct on both counts.

Belleayre and Gore were two of my favorites for weekend trips.

 

Vickieh,

 

I definitely need to make a trip to Gore (never skied there).  I have been to Belleayre (thanks for your comments on my trip report there) and echo your sentiments regarding Belleayre.

 

 

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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

 

Gore is more than twice as big (acreage-wise), and about 1000 feet more vertical. But according to Google maps, it's about 15 mins further driving than Belleayre.

 

dbostedo,

 

For me, 15 minutes time difference would not be a deciding factor in choosing one area over another.

post #53 of 395
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Originally Posted by graham418 View Post

Porter Airlines are flying into Burlington in the winter now. Do any resorts have a shuttle service from the airport or do I need to rent a car? Its a 7 or 8 hour drive from home, maybe if I flew down , I might be able to spend more time skiing in the east this year. Because I hear its going to be a banner year!

None of the resorts have shuttles that I know of. There are two cab companies in Stowe, I'm pretty sure almost their entire business is shuttling from Btv to Stowe. One is Blazer Cab, the other is Snowflake Taxi. Blazer charges $75 for the trip, Snowflake $85.

As far as other mountains, no idea. I doubt Smuggs has anything. The Mad River Valley may have something, but I haven't seen it.
post #54 of 395

I think it may have been '72 that was as bad as last year.  Good to see it also in the history books.  As always on the East Coast it is how the temperature swings.  Think we will get our average or near average snow, but how the swings play will mean a great deal.  Look forward to seeing some of Vermont.

post #55 of 395
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I think '97 was bad. Phil posted some photos of that season. Grusome.

post #56 of 395

just bought some discount tickets for Mt. Snow so I'm getting ready. Got to think positive as that's the only way to be. Maybe we'll start seeing flakes fly in mid to late October. :Ott

post #57 of 395

2011-12 was also a very bad winter.  march was in the 80's.  3rd warmest winter in NE history.

 

2001-02 was the warmest winter in NE history.

 

I keep a log.

post #58 of 395
Finally the the proof I needed to know that it's not global warming!
post #59 of 395
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Finally the the proof I needed to know that it's not global warming!


Oh . . . I wouldn't go that far. But that's a topic for a different forum.

post #60 of 395
Yep, I had a great season last year, even my New England days. Probably sucked to be a business or an intermediate skier, though.
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