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No Skiing in the East until December?

post #1 of 52
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Looking at the forcast for this upcoming week, unless a cold front comes in, rain is what is in the future. We need cold so they can blow snow.
post #2 of 52
It is not looking good for SR.

I am oncall next Fri the 18th to 25th so I am wondering if I should take this week instead.
post #3 of 52
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Looking at the forcast for this upcoming week, unless a cold front comes in, rain is what is in the future. We need cold so they can blow snow.
I don't want to talk about it: ! I have been waiting since April to make some turns and like you said it doesn't look like that is going to happen until December. I just hope our season starts off a lot better than it did last year.
post #4 of 52
On a 'think positive' note, both Stowe and Sugarbush's websites claim to be shooting for an opening on 11/18, where as Jay says Friday, November 25th.

I wish.
post #5 of 52
The damn Pacific zonal flow that has the PNW getting off to a great opening is what's screwing the east so badly right now. I'd be very surprised now if anywhere really gets much open before Thanksgiving, no obvious change to the pattern looks like it is coming up in the next week or so...

-Craig
post #6 of 52
actually every place outside of PNW is looking bad this month.
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post #8 of 52
You know what? It's actually kinda cold up here. It snowed today on the Worcester range (across the valley from Stowe), and when I was at the mountain a few hours ago, they were setting up snowmaking guns. There will be snow-making temps in the next few days. I am planning to ski on Nov.18.
post #9 of 52
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Originally Posted by epic
You know what? It's actually kinda cold up here. It snowed today on the Worcester range (across the valley from Stowe), and when I was at the mountain a few hours ago, they were setting up snowmaking guns. There will be snow-making temps in the next few days. I am planning to ski on Nov.18.
Are you planning lift-server or earn-your-turns skiing on the 18th?
post #10 of 52
Unfortunately the accuweather service extended forecast for November and early December does not look good for those of us in the Northeast and Midwest.

"...Expect the pattern of summer to continue for the next few weeks into early December.....unseasonably warm temperatures and wet conditions are expected for the Northeast..."
post #11 of 52
Usually Mont St. Sauveur has a couple of runs open by now, I think I was skiing around Nov 10-12 last year, but the temps are still to warm to make some man made!
post #12 of 52
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
Are you planning lift-server or earn-your-turns skiing on the 18th?
Lift served. Right now, I don't think you could earn your turns aywhere other than Mt. Washington. I don't see a storm in the next week and a half, but I think we'll see cold enough temps for snowmaking.
post #13 of 52
The NE has better prospects than the Mid Atlantic . Things look pretty bleak. Another week of highs around 60 degrees and rain. The snow of two weeks ago unfortunately didn't turn out to be a sign of things to come. Prospects for limited skiing around Thanksgiving don't look good at all.
post #14 of 52
Bretton Woods had their guns on.

http://www.brettonwoods.com/modules/...cfm?id=1&cid=1

hmmmmmmmmmmm
post #15 of 52
I guess we will just have to wait and see...I was hoping to get some turns in next weekend
post #16 of 52
It may be a little slow in the beginning but I think this will be a very good winter for the east. The farmer's almanac called for this indian summer we have been having here and says we should have a very cold and snowy winter. I hope it stays right!
post #17 of 52

Hope Springs Eternal

It baffles me why the resorts start blowing snow so early when the forecasts and prior trends make it highly doubtful that the snow will remain on the ground. Even when I saw big November dumps and skiing in Telluride, the snow melted in the first week of December. I always shoot for early December for my start. I'm never disappointed that way. Right now, you should be conditioning.
post #18 of 52
I looked at the 15 day yesterday and it looked pretty promising. Lets keep our fingers crossed I guess.
post #19 of 52
There will be skiing this weekend in NE and Skiing in PA and NY over thanksgiving
post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by gretch6364
There will be skiing this weekend in NE and Skiing in PA and NY over thanksgiving
Is your crystal ball sure?

post #21 of 52
At this point in time there are enough indications and various accurate short term projections that lead any logical individual to believe that my conclusions are over 75% accurate
post #22 of 52
Real pleasant this weekend. Well into the sixties and sunshine - not good for November 13th. I am worrried. These patterns set up and they don't change easily.

The snow in late October was caused by the huricane and was unnatural. It really was a 'perfect storm', one caused by heat.
post #23 of 52
I don't know where you got your weather at but ok
post #24 of 52
Sugarloaf is still shooting for a November 18th opening and still has a bit of a base left over from October so I think they might get it.

http://www.sugarloaf.com/daily.html

Judging by the 10 day outlook, there could be some decent snowmaking nights this week but it's gonna be close.

http://www.weather.com/activities/re...hr_topnav_golf
post #25 of 52
By tomorrow night we will know what is going on...Killington says not openning till Saturday...Okemo says it rained all day thier...if the weather gets a tad cooler over night and it does not rain tomorrow...Tremblant will be decent for the weekend
post #26 of 52
Not to sound too pesimistic but I would be suprised if the mid atlantic got anything open before mid December. I don't see it happening. We need some serious cold over time. Looking at the weather trends, It's not going to be cold enough to really freeze the ground and stay cold to hold whatever they can blow. THIS TOTALLY COMPLETELY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! I am so depressed. :
post #27 of 52
Reading this thread makes me happy I left the northeast and moved to Colorado...I highly recommend doing so if you can
post #28 of 52
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Originally Posted by DefJef
Reading this thread makes me happy I left the northeast and moved to Colorado...I highly recommend doing so if you can
You need to show Ullr some humility dude. Those of us in Tahoe and Utah last year skied through October and November as the rest of the country watched and waited into the new year. This year, we are doing the waiting.
post #29 of 52
Sugarbush had a nice layer on Elbow...but it pissed down rain all day today. Tomorrow the temps are supposed to peak at 60 degrees, then plunge back down and stay there, so they should be able to recoup any losses.
post #30 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
You need to show Ullr some humility dude. Those of us in Tahoe and Utah last year skied through October and November as the rest of the country watched and waited into the new year. This year, we are doing the waiting.
I agree in a Karma kind of way. I swear, everytime I gloat, it comes back to haunt me. I seriously try not to piss others off (well, maybe those smug Coloradans ) because it will bite you in the butt. Utah at least has something and I don't want to mess with that fragile balance, although a long dry period is forecast for at least the next week: .

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