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Philly Bears: Camelback or Elk Friday?

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Anyone up for some skiing on Friday? I am thinking Camelback or Elk with the nod probably going to Camelback since they start night skiing and have way more trails open as of now. Let me know. They both should get a few inches Thursday night so we could have some fresh snow!
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Evan, Colin and Scott are heading up to Stowe for the clinic. I am heading to Killington. Sounds like you are on your own. Finn is at Beaver Creek. Maybe William Tell?
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I'm here (StoweFlake), got in an hour or so ago. Anyone else?
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Will arrive at Stoweflake around supper time Friday, I hope.
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Also hoping for the same time Friday...may there be much snow, except on the roads!
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See you guys in the bar tomorrow night, I hope (drive carefully).
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Have a great time up there.

BTW, Colin..what did you get for snow with this storm?
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Have a great time up there.

BTW, ElkMountainSkier..what did you get for snow with this storm?
At the start of the day the mountain had about four inches new, then by 2:00 pm they had eight to ten inches or more. It was pretty deep in the bed of my truck in the PL. Was snowing all day, stopped about 2:30. Basically powder conditions, it was a dry snow, but not quite fluffy (on the trails exposed to wind, it got blown away right away), ... and I didn't do very well in it at all. Near the end it started to come down wet, and then it stopped.

I didn't figure this out till mid afternoon, but all the wider trails were much thougher to ski (for me) that the narrower ones, because there was much more powder on the wider trails to get pushed around, and so make more and bigger piles. The piles weren't exactly bumps, you could ski right through them, or right over them, if your skis floated well. The narrow trails were much nicer to ski, not much on them in the way of piles, just lots of pushed around powder.

I don't have powder skis, and for today I wish I did. Those who did were having a great time zipping, everyone else was burning up the leg muscles. Stopped in at the on hill demo center, and was tempoted to demo the Legend 8800, but didn't do it. In hindsight, I should have. Lesson learned.
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
Anyone up for some skiing on Friday? I am thinking Camelback or Elk with the nod probably going to Camelback since they start night skiing and have way more trails open as of now. Let me know. They both should get a few inches Thursday night so we could have some fresh snow!
I'm thinking about Elk tommorrow morning (Sat).
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How about this Friday (12/23), I'm going to Elk. Anyone want to meet up?
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
How about this Friday (12/23), I'm going to Elk. Anyone want to meet up?
I might be able to swing Sat morning if anyone will be there then.
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
How about this Friday (12/23), I'm going to Elk. Anyone want to meet up?
I'll be heading to Camelback on Saturday.
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Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer
I might be able to swing Sat morning if anyone will be there then.
I'm likely going to be there Sat morning, until early afternoon. Will know with certanity by Thursday. Will get in touch then?
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
I'm likely going to be there Sat morning, until early afternoon. Will know with certanity by Thursday. Will get in touch then?
Sounds good.
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PA RR, if no one else replies on here, I'll send you a PM. I'll be there Saturday, (and most of the day tomorrow, Friday 12/23, too).
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