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East coast says ski me !

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
okemo has had over 18" with more forecasted. with an 11-5 open date, i'll be looking at airfares on my lunchbreak !

okemo looking good !

and killington isnt looking too bad either !
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by skicougar
okemo has had over 18" with more forecasted. with an 11-5 open date, i'll be looking at airfares on my lunchbreak !
Nothing to see here in New England folks! Move along! Move along! Nothin' to see here! Ya can't get heah from theyah.
post #3 of 22
Not sure I'd venture into 18" of cover (look pretty thin), but if that's what souls desperate for turns do, then go for it!
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Powdr
Not sure I'd venture into 18" of cover (look pretty thin), but if that's what souls desperate for turns do, then go for it!
We don't have that many rocks to cover up here -- most of the trails just have grass underneath. It's pretty skiable. I've skied through a lot less then 18". This is a mega-powder by East Coast standards.
post #5 of 22
They got alot more than 18 inches. Killington Wildcat and Sugarloaf all got over 3 feet in the past 4 days. I know Utah gets more snow than us but I believe we both use the same size rulers.
post #6 of 22
I am so amped I can't even work.

damn snow

damn u to hell
post #7 of 22
72" at Mount Washington. I haven't skied the east in 5 years. What is the coverage at MRG?
post #8 of 22
And Wildcat should be open tommorow! Yeah!
post #9 of 22
The temps are looking pretty high though.
post #10 of 22
post #11 of 22
[quote=skicougar]okemo has had over 18" with more forecasted. with an 11-5 open date, i'll be looking at airfares on my lunchbreak !

okemo looking good !


Hey! Looks great, but Come on - this is 18"........ ? Glad the snow's here and all, but just goes to show how snow is reported.....

No dig on Okemo (my everyday skiing was there when it was only poma lifts) but the grass'll still be green at the base early next week.
post #12 of 22
Try these:
http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37810

I like the ground-level shots.
post #13 of 22

Yummie, yummie

Warmer temps are forecast for Halloween. I can't wait to ski this stuff once it melts and rain falls on it!!!
post #14 of 22
Stay home then party pooper.
post #15 of 22
Ya, all this hype will attract a number of rather inexperienced people in the upcoming weeks. Inviting them to drive a great distance for crappy conditions would certainly be the honorable way to post. You can ski it if you can i.e. if you live there, but by the time you get there, it will be gone.
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
AT, i would hope most on this board are serious skiers that know to check conditions before making early season commitments.
i'm just hyping up the season for all on the board that have been waiting 6 months or more to point em downhill.
post #17 of 22
Skiing Okemo In 18inches of muck wouldnt be much fun, Going to Wildcat or killington(places were they have something called pitch) would a be much better choice. Trust me this snow is very tough to ski(yes i already have), you have to be really good to even think about it right now.

Okemo a is great place to just fly because the black diamonds there arent even steep by my home states standards, so fun yes as long as there is not all of that snow to slow you down.
post #18 of 22
I like in the newsletter how they say, "Remember, it's early season . . . so don't be dragging your new honey who has never been on skis before . . ."

You know some beginner will be out there scraping their way to the bottom.

There's nothing like knocking the cobwebs off by skiing a crowded, slushly, icey, bump run first thing in the season.

I have brand new boots so my feet are gonna be pounding if I do go.
post #19 of 22

Early Season.

Hard to say who will be the early bird, exuberant novice or hardened expert. It looks like the resorts that have opened are only giving weekend lift service, right? By the way it was snowing here on Cape Cod tonight. There are still people that are here on the weekend to windsurf!!! I went over all my metal edged skiis last night (four pair) making sure they had their best edges. However, I didn't scrape any storage wax off the bases. It's prabably a good time to look for a rock ski in some yard sale or another.
post #20 of 22
Yeah STOWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #21 of 22
Just got back from Killington. I was amazed! October 29th and the whole mountain was skiable and good. They have a ton of snow. Some of the trails nobody was even skiing (they had a rope across). The snow was powder/crud. Skied Superstar, Ovation, Cascade, Flum ?, and a bunch of trails I never was on before. Really, it was impressive.

The glade tripple ran out of gas which caused a crisis. Some of the trails facing the sun were sloppy (but fun) and there were too any snowboarders. I skied like $hit but stayed calm. Left around 1:00pm.

Day to remember!
post #22 of 22
I second Paul's post about K-Mart...had a very similar day. All in all, a great early season day! They had so much snow up top, we were able to poach the woods for quite awhile, until the sun really started to turn the snow into glue. Great day though!
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