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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by ATskier
It looks now like the Maine areas like Saddleback and Sugarloaf are the only one's seeing snow falling now. Mon. 7 A.M.
That's where I am going for New Year's.

It will make up for my washout New Year's last year at Jay.
post #32 of 47
Any place w/in 3 hrs +/- of NYC looking skiable later this week - i.e., Friday / Saturday? I was hoping to hit Plattekill, Belleayre, or Jiminy - not looking so good now -- maybe as far as Gore but not if it's just more of the same.
post #33 of 47

Karma?

I personally somewhat believe in Karma. When stuff like your current weather happens it makes me really wonder. Here's a quote from a thread I started last week about the West's spring like conditions:

Some One From the Addirondacks:

TOO bad guys

i just skied in 12 inches of fresh untracked , ungroomed powderover a 2ft base here in the Adirondacks--it was SVEEEEET! !!

And my response:

Oh no! You just screwed your whole region with bad Karma. Watch soon for torrential rains followed by a deep freeze.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=33924


This is why I never gloat about conditions, and that's why I think you are getting your current warm weather [said somewhat tongue-in-cheek]. Good luck with better Karma for the future!


Powdr
post #34 of 47
Some One From the Addirondacks:

TOO bad guys

i just skied in 12 inches of fresh untracked , ungroomed powderover a 2ft base here in the Adirondacks--it was SVEEEEET! !!


we should do a human sacrafice
post #35 of 47

12/26/05

Skied today with max, conditions were ok, soft, slurpy like snow conditions, tending towards frozen crud as the upper air trough pulled down colder air, chunks of stuff, known as grapuel really hurt. Bump runs at okemo were great. Right now the wind is howling and the temp is down to 23F. Grooming and snowmaking will improve the surface, but the woods are shut down here for now.
post #36 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powdr
I personally somewhat believe in Karma. When stuff like your current weather happens it makes me really wonder. Here's a quote from a thread I started last week about the West's spring like conditions:

Some One From the Addirondacks:

TOO bad guys

i just skied in 12 inches of fresh untracked , ungroomed powderover a 2ft base here in the Adirondacks--it was SVEEEEET! !!

And my response:

Oh no! You just screwed your whole region with bad Karma. Watch soon for torrential rains followed by a deep freeze.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=33924


This is why I never gloat about conditions, and that's why I think you are getting your current warm weather [said somewhat tongue-in-cheek]. Good luck with better Karma for the future!


Powdr
OMFG, downhome Lynching coming Warp daddy's way!! That is my region as well.
Indeed Powdr, "karma" if your a believer in karma
post #37 of 47
Hey guys lighten up !!! KARMA /SCHMARMA , enjoy every day for what it is whether its pow , PP , crud ---whatever it beats sitting around and griping about it . If life gives you lemons --make lemonade and spare me your silly guilt trips !!!

If you believe in all that that stuff i've got a REALLY good deal for you on some swamp land or a Bridge over the East River
post #38 of 47
Jay Peak's site says they had 1" of fresh this afternoon and it was "snowing heavily", they claim to be expecting over a foot in the next few days. Anyone up there know if they are right?

Regardless, my son and I are heading up to VT tomorrow afternoon and will land wherever the conditions are best. If Jay's forecast comes to fruition that is where we will be.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
post #39 of 47
Well I just checked Jay Peak's site again and the 12" did not happpen. More like 2 or 3". Their conditions report mentioned the dreaded words "frozen granular"... I think well head up anyway and just hope for the best because it's either that or cabin fever here all week.

What we should do is hop on a plane to SLC.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by crank
Well I just checked Jay Peak's site again and the 12" did not happpen. More like 2 or 3". Their conditions report mentioned the dreaded words "frozen granular"... I think well head up anyway and just hope for the best because it's either that or cabin fever here all week.

What we should do is hop on a plane to SLC.
The big storm we were expecting never happend. : None of the resorts got more than 3-4" as far as I know. They are now saying snow Friday, Saturday and Sunday up here. On Thursday, some places will get snow, some a "wintry mix."

We skied Jay on Christmas Day. Snow was sloppy and heavy in the woods, but still very good coverage in most places. Groomers were in great shape and you could let 'em rip because the place was empty. Very much like spring conditions: It was warm, in the low 30s, and everyone on the mountain was enjoying it. I haven't been out since this new weather pattern brought in the drop in temps and snow, so I can't tell you what it's like right now. Probably not optimal, but since most of the mountain is covered in natural snow (very little man-made this year), there shouldn't be a bulletproof layer, and it should recover well with the upcoming snow.

Thatsagirl
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by ts01
Any place w/in 3 hrs +/- of NYC looking skiable later this week - i.e., Friday / Saturday? I was hoping to hit Plattekill, Belleayre, or Jiminy - not looking so good now -- maybe as far as Gore but not if it's just more of the same.
Plattekill??? I haven't been there yet but based on their reports Plattekill hasn't been good all season. You need a nice dump for them to get going. Elk was superb on Saturday (pre rain) and fairly decent today despite the rain - very little base loss. Huntah was very good on Friday with a huge base that probably survived the storm fairly well (though you would never catch me their on a holiday week - that place brings out the worst in people. Or does it get the worst people? Maybe both: ).
post #42 of 47
Forgot to add - as others have stated - this happens every year, every month! The only exception I can remeber was that winter several years ago (2001ish?) where even parts of NJ had 3 feet of snow on the ground until late March. Why didn't I ski that year???
post #43 of 47
Sugarloaf is claiming 6+ inches at the base with 10+ at the summit. This was after the rain. However, they are jumping the open trail count from 72 today to 80 tomorrow. That sounds like a good omen.

The New Year's weekend may be another story as Jim Roemer is calling for rain Thursday evening, Friday and Friday evening before turning back to snow. And when he only gives low temps and no high temps, the omens and the snow turn bad.

With my luck, when I am at Alta at the end of January, all of the snow will be in the East. Time to move, I guess!
post #44 of 47
Dust on Crust!!:
post #45 of 47
Goldsbar - true about Plattekill unfortunately, their website shows they were open today but with only 7 trails. So it's going to be Jiminy, they've got a decent base and are managing to keep a lot open. I'm sure it'll be crowded but probably less than Hunter!
post #46 of 47
Well we just got back to the house from skiing Jay Peak Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday was good spring conditions and the warmest I've skied Jay in a long long time. It was 46 at the base and the hard frozen crust of the day before completely melted, making for a fun day of skiing with coverage getting thin on natural runs.

It rained most of last night and when we drove up to the mountain this AM snowfall had stopped and there was maybe a windblown 1-2 inches so we bailed and here we are.
post #47 of 47
Crank, glad to hear that nasty frozen crust thawed so you could have a good "spring day" at Christmas time. It's been snowing here all day and Jay is reporting about 4 inches and still snowing. We need a lot to make a powder day.

Thatsagirl
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