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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
So you guys can quit your arguing.
Not Timberline, they don't count since they basically never close.
Tenney Mountain, in NH, seems to be running a lift and people are skiing. It's surely a slushbowl and godawful, but they're definitely the first.
They're scheduled to open more on October 1st.
post #2 of 23
Despite all the hype, Tenney operated only a narrow tubing track this summer, plus managed to pull off one day of skiing . . . if this qualifies as skiing:
http://www.tenneymtn.com/summer/photos/
Starting on October 1 Tenney will have skiing, but it will be on a slope that I have estimated to be only about 60 vert (based on their previous length description, an average pitch guess, and elementary trig calcs), which seems verified by the pics.
post #3 of 23
How are those snow conditions any different from the conditions at some of the late season resorts that ski into June and July?

Does it really matter when there are few other good skiing options available?
post #4 of 23
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Originally posted by Pete Zehut:
So you guys can quit your arguing.
Not Timberline, they don't count since they basically never close.
Never understood this logic. It's sort of like saying "who won the NL home run title this year? Barry Bonds doesn't count because he always wins" [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #5 of 23
They are not open until Oct 1st.
post #6 of 23
Errrr - Silverton had skiers on 9/10.
post #7 of 23
The first ski resort to offer good skiing will probably be Loveland CO.
post #8 of 23
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Originally posted by EPSkis:
Errrr - Silverton had skiers on 9/10.
Silverton is not open.

Tenney opens October 1, they are not open yet.

Timberline *IS* open.
post #9 of 23
Timberline doesn't count because, well because we don't want it to count. And it's not fair. waahh waahh waah.

Timberline has snow
Timberline is selling tickets.
Timberline is running lifts.

Next question?
post #10 of 23
The slope that opens Oct 1st at Tenney is supposed to be the "glacier park" (about 150" of vert). It's a pretty good park. A few days later they should be opening the "Snap Dragon" trail, an upper intermediate run from a little above mid mountain (maybe 700"-900"), and then the "Morning Glory" trail, and intermediate run from the top (about 1300").

I don't remember if it was Ski or Skiing, but one of those two magazines just did an article on Tenney and indicated that Snap Dragon would be open. I'm not sure what the current status of that is though.

I'd say it's worth the $20 anyway.
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by SkiKing:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Pete Zehut:
So you guys can quit your arguing.
Not Timberline, they don't count since they basically never close.
Never understood this logic. It's sort of like saying "who won the NL home run title this year? Barry Bonds doesn't count because he always wins" [img]smile.gif[/img] </font>[/quote]It's a little different, actually, since Tline effectively never closes. They shut down for lift maintenance, but it's not as if one season starts and another ends, and they close for the season. What is September, the end of their winter season? And then a few days later in September it's the beginning of their winter season? If you're talking about who is going to open first, then it doesn't really make sense to include the place that never closes.
It would be like saying that the NYC subway 'opens' before any other subway system--it's never closed, so how can it open?
And Tenney did run lifts and sell tickets at least one day, from what I understand, so they win (like I said, I'm sure it was crap, but quality has never been a consideration in this).
post #12 of 23
Quote:
The slope that opens Oct 1st at Tenney is supposed to be the "glacier park" (about 150" of vert).
Wouldn't that be the world's smalled terrain park?
post #13 of 23
A Basin is advertising an opening date of October 18th, and i'll be there to ski on the 19th and 20th, and hope to do Loveland the 21rst.

OH YA !!!
post #14 of 23
Posted on Timberline's fall/winter 2003 website September 26, 2003:

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Due to lower than normal snow levels we will not be skiing until we get some snow accumulation... pray for snow!!
www.timberlinelodge.com

Doesn't this mean they have closed for the season?

[ September 26, 2003, 06:51 PM: Message edited by: Lostboy ]
post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally posted by Pete Zehut:
It's a little different, actually, since Tline effectively never closes. They shut down for lift maintenance, but it's not as if one season starts and another ends, and they close for the season. What is September, the end of their winter season? And then a few days later in September it's the beginning of their winter season? If you're talking about who is going to open first, then it doesn't really make sense to include the place that never closes.
That's not the case. In the eleven years I've been going to T-line, there have been times they've been closed for the season for more than 3 months.
When North America is lucky enough to have them open early-season in September, they absolutely qualify as "first to open."
It's not worth all of us arguing this point anyway, since countless publications attest to that fact each year when they announce when Timberline opens first in the country.
post #16 of 23
I think all y'all little girls gotta shut the bleep up!!!! It don't matter what opens when; I'm that mutha bleep that buzzes all you punk tricks outta the trees and off those drops (when you're just standin' around waitin' for God knows what to grow ballz). Yeah baby! It's just a matter of time...B-Dubya

P. S. Take a lesson.
post #17 of 23
Oh yeah, if you want autographs let me know. I'll send 'em COD.
post #18 of 23
Heh.
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Tline's 'season' just ended, I guess.
So unless they open before 10/1, they won't be first...
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by endlessseason:
It's not worth all of us arguing this point anyway, since countless publications attest to that fact each year when they announce when Timberline opens first in the country.
That's all just PR. They just re-open in September after maintenance, still continuing their season (it's not as if there's new snow there in September, or different 'early season' trails).
What if Killington were to shut down in May, and re-open in June or July on the snow they stockpiled? Would they then be first?
I suppose that during the years Tline has shut down for a few months due to lack of snow they could then be considered for being in the 'first' race (this year, for example, now that they're closed).
post #21 of 23
Despite being spring, and the season officially ends next week, it is hammering snow right now in Australia. We were winding down, staff leaving every day, and now we have to wind back up again for another week at least! It just won't stop.
post #22 of 23
Just to add my 2cents from Europe, Tignes opens 29th September, its on the glacier and focussed on pre-season race training.
post #23 of 23
Us Europeans may be able to go one better than that Dultimo.

I heard that the UK's latest indoor real snow slope was due to open last weekend 26th Sept. Does anyone know if it did?

...possibly one for you this Foxy!

PS. As it's not yet an all year round resort, it's only been 'snowing' there for the last couple of weeks AND would have been running 100% of it's lifts this should qualify on the standards that are being laid down above. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
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