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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Here in Boston we're getting some pretty good snowfall at the moment, though it's supposed to taper off this afternoon and evening.

How are things looking at the New England ski areas? Any reports out there?

(I'm particularly interested in Waterville, but feel free to post reports on any other places, too.)
post #2 of 23
http://www.sundayriver.com/camshot.h...howbig&sid=276

It's snowing at SR.

Supposedly the 3-4" up in Maine is supposed to be bumped up.

I'll be there Sat and maybe Sun.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
new update on the Waterville site: 5" by 10am and still falling.

sweet!
post #4 of 23
It's falling deep at this very moment here in S. Vt. I'll be on the lifts when the bull wheel starts turning in the morning.

My wife called wondering if I shouldn't be feeling a bit sick (White fever) and go up to see Doctor snow>

I'ts so nice having the mountain within 20 min of your door!

Regards

CalG
post #5 of 23

Over-hyped

Love the snow, but this storm has been absurdly overhyped. What's with the way CNN and other TV news make it sounds like the apocalypse every time we get more than 6 inches of snow?
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by wbroun
Love the snow, but this storm has been absurdly overhyped. What's with the way CNN and other TV news make it sounds like the apocalypse every time we get more than 6 inches of snow?
Agreed. The local weather guys also overestimate totals so that the estimate always ends up on the low side or below. People who live where it snows get pissed if it's on the high side or above. Makes total sense.

Killington or Sunday River. Anyone care to weigh in on which to ski tomorrow?
post #7 of 23
SR should make out better as far as the storm goes . . . but K has more open terrain (?). Tough call.
post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbroun
Love the snow, but this storm has been absurdly overhyped. What's with the way CNN and other TV news make it sounds like the apocalypse every time we get more than 6 inches of snow?
Overhyped? Major power loss, white-out blizzard conditions in Boston, transportation at a standstill. Its pretty bad out. Add the high winds and thunder. It is going to be a hellish commute home for people this evening.
post #9 of 23
Don't remind me.

I need to take 93 home.
post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by skierdon
Overhyped? Major power loss, white-out blizzard conditions in Boston, transportation at a standstill. Its pretty bad out. Add the high winds and thunder. It is going to be a hellish commute home for people this evening.
Yeah, I have to say so, based on what I can surmise so far. Major power loss? Is that right? That's not yet been reported anywhere I can find, perhaps because of power loss? What's happening in Boston is a bit different because of the gulf stream warm air clash, as I understand it.

At 15:25 EST, I saw this report:

... snowfall totals in Boston were expected to top out at about 3 to 5 inches, according to meteorologist J.C. Monahan. By noon, the snow started to turn to rain, as the temperature lingered above the freezing point. ...

Maybe it's because I grew up in the snowbelt, but that doesn't sound daunting to me at all. The streets already clearing rapidly in Connecticut.
post #11 of 23
wish I was 0nly worried about 93! I'm stuck in Rochester NY with flight delays and cancellations Lots of snow in Maine and it looks like I won't even get back tonight
post #12 of 23
OK

The scoop in S. Vermont.

16 inches in my drive at 1:00 P.M. Light and fluffy, blows like the powder it is.


The snowing is stopped now.

Tomorrow will be a very good day ;-)

CalG
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Cgrandy
OK

The scoop in S. Vermont.

16 inches in my drive at 1:00 P.M. Light and fluffy, blows like the powder it is.


The snowing is stopped now.

Tomorrow will be a very good day ;-)

CalG
Awesome! Wish it would have hit a bit farther south...
post #14 of 23
I'll second the So. VT report. I just shoveled 14" of light fluff on the way into the house. Unfortunately, I left all my energy at the mountain today, so my shoveling was sub-par to say the least.
post #15 of 23
Go southern New England!!--looks like Western Massachusetts (yeah, that skiing Mecca ) won biggest-my home mountain-Berkshire East is opening with close to 18 inches fresh tomorrow--here in the Pioneer Valley we all got 12-14" most of it between 9:30 and 1:30 today!

'course-being where we are it could be gone in a week-but for now, hope spings eternal!

Liam
post #16 of 23

Mohawk Mountain says ...

Just talked to Mohawk Mountain, on the edge of the Berks/NW Connecticut.

They got 12-14" today. They're happy.

So am I.
post #17 of 23

Cgrandy

So what's near by. Who do you think got snow in S. Vt?
post #18 of 23
I was at Killington today and they had around 4-6" of new stuff by around 2pm, the snow was slowing down and stopped when we left at 2:30, There is really nothing fresh left and if they open up any new natural snow trails for the weekend there is not much of a base . But great skiing today!
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by wbroun
Just talked to Mohawk Mountain, on the edge of the Berks/NW Connecticut.

They got 12-14" today. They're happy.

So am I.
Skied Sundown today during the storm. 12-14" is right on. Here my trip report with pics and videos. An epic day by CT standards indeed.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by AlpineZone
Skied Sundown today during the storm. 12-14" is right on. Here my trip report with pics and videos. An epic day by CT standards indeed.
Great pix. Great TR. Fook yeah!!!
post #21 of 23
Has anyone called it the Stooooorm of the Cent-ury yet? They generally do, at some point. Hope it stays light, the big problem is that after it falls, it wets up on the ground. This is great weather for skiiers, finally the East looks like having a good ski winter.
post #22 of 23

Storm.

200,000 people were without power in Ma. alone. I lost my internet DSL connection for two days. The winds were horrific here. A large pine was uprooted nearby and two others were brought down. Not much snow, though. If the snow was very light powder in the Berkshires and it was windy, it wouldn't be such a big help to the skiing in the long run, would it? How are the bases?
post #23 of 23
Though I am not in New England; Camelback got over a foot on opening day (Dec. 9th) and it made for a fantastic first set of turns for the year!
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