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post #61 of 86
I just looked at the Holiday Valley webcam and it looks like they have something "funky" going on with the snow skiers right bottom of Yodler. Unfortunately next week's weather will be anything but beneficial to base building!

60's forecasted down here in SW Pa. Fortunately I'm heading west again the end of January. If the long range weather models are correct I might not ski locally before then which is unbelievable.

I always associated a good early season here allowing for about a dozen days skiing by New Years. Hopefully the current pattern flips this winter.
post #62 of 86
Well, EVERYONE was at HV today.

Truly the most skier traffic I have been in - Ever... (that goes back a mere 52 seasons)

Remarkable that I did not see a single accident in the four hours we skied

Choppy, Icey and incredibly crowded, but fun anyway!

Ya know, one good turn leads to another- it's a ski thing!

Monday might still be alright - until it rains...

Local 100 year old high temp records wil fall (again) later this week

Global warming is tragic

This is a game changer that is going to be difficult in many ways..
post #63 of 86

Is anybody going to be at holiday valley the week of Jan 17, ? I looked at the weather and I plan on taking my kids and possible fiancée,

My fiance is a beginner and my 14 yo daughter can snowboard better than the fiancée skiis ,so its kind of boring .

post #64 of 86

A couple of us might be able to go, not sure yet.

post #65 of 86
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Global warming is tragic

This is a game changer that is going to be difficult in many ways..

I'm not saying global warming is real or not, but what's going on in the East is nothing more than bad (or good if you're my wife) weather. In the west, the opposite was going on... with freezing temps and frost warnings all the way into Mexico.
post #66 of 86
I have not bought into the global warming because too much attached to politics but I am in Los Angeles California in the mountains and they have absolutely been dumped on
post #67 of 86
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I'm not saying global warming is real or not, but what's going on in the East is nothing more than bad (or good if you're my wife) weather. In the west, the opposite was going on... with freezing temps and frost warnings all the way into Mexico.


Something is clearly changing historic weather patterns.....   

post #68 of 86
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Something is clearly changing historic weather patterns.....   

If there's ~100 years of weather data, and 365 days in a year to set hottest or coldest day records, statistically you're going to see some annomolies. It's just math... and weather. Though there are some that may try to sell it otherwise as it brings attention to the global warming cause.

If you take the mean temps over the entire globe over the course of an entire year and found higher temps, that's climate change.

I personally don't take either side on the issue, as I don't think there's anything we can do about it anyways short of

a) going back to a stone age style of living with no transportation, industry and moving out of any areas of the world requiring heat, combined with a massive population cull or
b) figuring out a way to deal with a warmer earth

It seems to me that option b would be easier to execute.
post #69 of 86

Yup, just made reservations for the week of Jan 17 at hv.

weather looks good and calling for snow.

post #70 of 86
Yes ,finally the weather is looking up. HV will be maximizing every snowmaking window they have before you get there and hopefully they can get some Lake Effect to bolster the snowmaking.

I certainly hope the next 2 weeks. and a half will be wintery and cold enough to provide an enjoyable experience. I think finally the weather will cooperate.
post #71 of 86

Even if conditions are crappy it will be fun.its all a state of mind.

post #72 of 86

Was at hv with my kids and it was fantastic, my 14 yo daughter snowboarded for 11 straight hours one day, it was that good, we layed down some freh tracks that morning, it snowed all night and day of,i ran all the diamond runs with my 14 yo, and did all the blues with my 12 and 9 yo, was great,

Now go get some vertical !!!

post #73 of 86

Seven Springs all day!  Nah, it's just my home hill but really they are both super similar skiing wise. Not different enough to matter. 

post #74 of 86
Holiday is a blast but nothing at HV can compare to the west side of Seven Springs for open groomer high speed running
post #75 of 86
Holiday Valley. You can ski Holimont on Friday and then a weekend at HV. For terrain variety and choice of different areas at the mountain, HV is a good choice. Bristol is a ghost land. Great long runs but far too few and it's 30 minutes from civilization. The potential at Bristol is really high but they are not able to invest enough into becoming a destination resort. Ellicottville is a destination with lots of good skiing.
post #76 of 86


If you are a SKIER.....     It's Bristol or nothing-   

 

  If you are one of the  "People who Ski"    Please stay at Holimont and HV  !

 

    ...Just Sayin'

post #77 of 86
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Originally Posted by Just Rip It View Post


If you are a SKIER.....     It's Bristol or nothing-   

  If you are one of the  "People who Ski"    Please stay at Holimont and HV  !

    ...Just Sayin'

More info please
post #78 of 86
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More info please

The average run at Bristol is 2 to 3 times longer than most runs at HV. But there's zero apres or other amenities that constitute a ski vacation. HV is still better for powder days though... Bristol is not in a lake effect belt, and doesn't have any real tree skiing. That said, 8 days out of 10 I'd rather be at Bristol.
post #79 of 86
Thanks Joe
I will try Bristol. Where to stay?
post #80 of 86
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Thanks Joe
I will try Bristol. Where to stay?

I usually day trip it, but with the family in tow I'll stay in Canandaigua at the Holiday Inn Express.

There's lots of Finger Lakes B&B's in the area, some of which are close to the hill (if that's your thing). The reviews are generally good but I've never stayed at any personally.
post #81 of 86
I can most highly recommend a neat little Retro Atomic Era Motel named The Miami

About 18 mins from Bristol, in the Village of Canandiagua

Recently restored, neat, clean and memorable.

As good as it gets.

Now that I think about it, Canandiagua is a great little town
....with a whole lot more amenities than Ellicotville

Now the cat is out of the bag..... duck.gif
post #82 of 86

The US Freestyle Ski Team:

 

Bristol Mountain Kids!

 

https://vimeo.com/190511208

post #83 of 86
The place sounds great but just two lifts?
post #84 of 86
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The place sounds great but just two lifts?


With the right terrain, doesn't necessarily require lots of lifts for a ski area to be good fun.  Timberline in WV and Plattekill in NY come to mind.

 

Grand Targhee doesn't have a lot of lifts either, but that's a completely different situation and scale. ;) 

post #85 of 86
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The place sounds great but just two lifts?

There's more than two lifts... The Comet and the Galaxy are the two high speed quads that cover the runs on the front of the mountain. The sunset triple covers the runs on the south side. Those three do cover the entire mountain, but that's quite a bit of acreage. The other lifts are beginner or overload lifts.

No it's not Vail, Whistler, or even Killington, but if you like long high speed cruising, it's where you want to be.
post #86 of 86
I believe and I am going as soon as the snow arrives
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