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finally a winter storm for the east

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
we will finally be getting some good snow over the next 3 days hooray!
post #2 of 26
Hopefully it moves further North.

So far it just looks like light showers anyway except for Southern areas.
post #3 of 26
It looks like there is a chance for some snow for most of the next 10 day's. In central VT. We can hope but I don't think there are any big dumps coming.
post #4 of 26
Where i live in upper Central New York we have about 2 1/2 feet on the ground. Been getting blasted with lake effect snow. We have a possible nor easter on the way with a couple clippers coming in from the north west. NY, VT, and NH could do alright in the next few days. Jay Peak already has 88in.
post #5 of 26
Well the weather here in Michigan has gotten a lot colder this year, the local ski resorts even having time to open up in time for Thanksgiving, which is probably a record for them. For the past couple of days, it's been snowing like heck. Unfortunatly, the wind keeps blowing it off into corners and stuff, so there's no hope for any snow days. Dunno if this is relatd to the storm or not, but I have to tell you that this weather is NOT normal, even for us.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Where i live in upper Central New York we have about 2 1/2 feet on the ground. Been getting blasted with lake effect snow. We have a possible nor easter on the way with a couple clippers coming in from the north west. NY, VT, and NH could do alright in the next few days. Jay Peak already has 88in.
you up on the tug or something??? thats A LOT OF SNOW, I live in pretty much dead center NY (right near the ski areas) and the snow has stayed just a little bit north, we got maybe 6 inches. I work at a TV station so we are constantly reporting on all this snow in the flatlands of Oswego county and I am sitting there tearing my hair out just wishing it would shift south. Any idea how much Snow Ridge has yet?? With the lake being as warm as it is I think they could have a record season. Jay too (different lake though).
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Scalce
Hopefully it moves further North.

So far it just looks like light showers anyway except for Southern areas.
It'll be fine with me where-ever it falls. If it's in my backyard, I'll be out X-C skiing. Maybe you ought to consider taking the real version of skiing up.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Jay Peak already has 88in.
If you believe that, I have this bridge....

Seriously, they must be including the October storm which was 100% gone before it started snowing again.
post #9 of 26

Jay

Epic, they still have a lot of snow. Every year they have a lot of snow. I don't know where you live, but for the general population it is understould that you have to drive up to the Canadian border to find snow these days.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by ATskier
It'll be fine with me where-ever it falls. If it's in my backyard, I'll be out X-C skiing. Maybe you ought to consider taking the real version of skiing up.
I want to try it but when I see new fresh snow on the ground it is hard not to want to alpine instead.

I do want to try X-C because it looks like a sick workout.

I don't need anymore expensive hobbies.

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by epic
Seriously, they must be including the October storm which was 100% gone before it started snowing again.
That's pretty funny, although I'd probably find it less funny if I weren't "in the know" when it comes to these types of things!

When I was still an undergrad a few years ago in Northern VT, there was an area that shall remain nameless that would take snow depth measurements from a stake placed directly where most of the windblown snow was deposited...:
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
That's pretty funny, although I'd probably find it less funny if I weren't "in the know" when it comes to these types of things!

When I was still an undergrad a few years ago in Northern VT, there was an area that shall remain nameless that would take snow depth measurements from a stake placed directly where most of the windblown snow was deposited...:
go ahead... name that ski area! :

at least give us the first letter (first 2 letters if it starts with an "S" )
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by ATskier
It'll be fine with me where-ever it falls. If it's in my backyard, I'll be out X-C skiing. Maybe you ought to consider taking the real version of skiing up.
I think you meant original.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Seven
I think you meant original.
Does that mean one long and one short ski, with ONE long pole between your legs?
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by epic
If you believe that, I have this bridge....

Seriously, they must be including the October storm which was 100% gone before it started snowing again.
LOL, whatever dude. I have people who live there and have recently rode there telling me. That is 88 total inches for this season so far. Obviously we all know that is give or take some and some melted.

But what makes you Mr. know it all Mr. arrogant?
post #17 of 26
From Jay's site:

"All told, in the last 7 days, we’ve picked up 40” of new snow and put us in a great position to open up Tramside on Friday."

Why do they only have 7 trails open then?

hmmmmmmmmmmmm
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Scalce
From Jay's site:

"All told, in the last 7 days, we’ve picked up 40” of new snow and put us in a great position to open up Tramside on Friday."

Why do they only have 7 trails open then?

hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Yeah, I was wondering about that. Killington will open an intermediate trail on 24" of natural snow, no problem.
post #19 of 26
They only have seven trails because they decided to replant the rest and are going 100% open with 7 trails. Gonna be sick this year. I hear they added another 1000' of vertical in fresh sifted top soil to extend on their seven trails.

How the hell do I know why they only have seven trails .

Let me as swammi. He says because they just got the snow and it takes time to get evrything in working order. And the new snow is just a good start to a good base for complete coverage.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Highway Star
Yeah, I was wondering about that. Killington will open an intermediate trail on 24" of natural snow, no problem.
Killington is a part of a very greedy ski company. They are overpriced and will open anything to get people spending their money there. Killington
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Scalce
From Jay's site:

"All told, in the last 7 days, we’ve picked up 40” of new snow and put us in a great position to open up Tramside on Friday."

Why do they only have 7 trails open then?

hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Right now there are only 7 trails open because there aren't enough people to warrant opening the other side of the mountain. Remember, Jay is in the middle of nowhere and it's still early season. Smart people hike to the goods and know what's out there! When they open tramside tomorrow, there will be plenty of snow for those trails (and glades) to be open.

But really, those of us who live here want you to believe there isn't much snow at Jay so we can have it all to ourselves. So...When you look at those Pictures of the Day online right now, believe they are totally fabricated lies. There is NO WAY there is that much snow up here. Those are from a few years ago or something. Those are people out West and Jay just SAYS it's from right here, right now.

Huckingfellers, watch what you tell people or you'll be sharing freshies with a crowd...

Thatsagirl
post #22 of 26

the lurk

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Originally Posted by lennyblake
Does that mean one long and one short ski, with ONE long pole between your legs?
You have me confused with someone else, lennyblake. In my case where "between the legs" is concerned,
it might be short but it sure is skinny...
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Where i live in upper Central New York we have about 2 1/2 feet on the ground. Been getting blasted with lake effect snow. We have a possible nor easter on the way with a couple clippers coming in from the north west. NY, VT, and NH could do alright in the next few days. Jay Peak already has 88in.
I envy you. Skies are still crystal clear in Connecticut at 16:00 hours, but we're supposed to have snow by tomorrow am.
post #24 of 26
In all candor, it's a great beginning. I skied at Smuuglers Notch last Sunday and enjoyed it thoroughly. Stowe was way ahead of Smuggs with snow, so it must have been better.

The two - no, three - reasons for not opening trails are:

1. Insufficient cover.

2. Insufficient skiers.

3. A plan to let them build up, even though they're skiable. Pre-season training this weekend should be better than last year. A week from now, Stowe should be in really, really good shape. We have some snow coming for several days, and Stowe will get the best part of it in Northern Vermont.
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
it kinda sucks cus i'm even more north then u guys i'm in canada and altho most of the quebec ski resorts like ste. anne and le massif are open it is all like mostly man made snow, but over the past couple days we've been getting some SLOW and steady snowfall VERY SLOW but were getting at least some natural, i hope ther is more by christmas.
post #26 of 26
Big storm front coming for us tonight. About 10 inches total during the night (thank goodness), which could mean no school on Friday and an extra long skiing weekend (yay! ). However, if there is school, it's gonna be a bummer since the snowy roads will mean I'll have to wake up earlier for my parents to drive me to school. I hate snowy roads :.
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