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Any winter weather in the forecast for NE?

post #1 of 38
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I haven't come across anything encouraging in weather forecasts that would indicate we'll be skiing by early December. Anybody have a more optimistic forecast for early season turns? I guess not to be completely pessimistic the snow making ponds will be full when cold weather arrives.
post #2 of 38
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post
I haven't come across anything encouraging in weather forecasts that would indicate we'll be skiing by early December. Anybody have a more optimistic forecast for early season turns? I guess not to be completely pessimistic the snow making ponds will be full when cold weather arrives.
It is going to get cold this week-end. Snowmaking temps for the next 10 days or so (at night at least). Maybe even a little bit of snow Saturday night.

All of the major NE ski resorts (Killington, Sunday River, Okemo, Stowe, etc) will be open for Thanksgiving.
post #3 of 38
I wouldn't call it "winter weather" but the forecast calls for nightime temps in the 20's (snowmaking!)as early as Friday night stretching into at least Weds. maybe longer.
I'm sure Sunday River, Sugarloaf, KMart, Okema, Stowe and a few others should be good to go by Thanksgiving...
My Turkey Day plan is to carve some snow, carve some turkey, a little football and a few adult beverages.
post #4 of 38
The good news is that a few places will probably be able to open. The bad news is they probably won't have a lot of terrain open.

Not a great start to the east coast season, especially for us farther south. Global warming sucks...
post #5 of 38
Crossing my fingers for snow at Cannon soon!
post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by danpop View Post
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All of the major NE ski resorts (Killington, Sunday River, Okemo, Stowe, etc) will be open for Thanksgiving.
Yes, but will you want to be there? I've been at Killington on Thanksgiving weekend when plenty was open, and it was sheer chaos. How many trails do you think they can cover by then?

I will try to be there on Wed. before the crowd arrives.
post #7 of 38
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Yes, but will you want to be there? I've been at Killington on Thanksgiving weekend when plenty was open, and it was sheer chaos. How many trails do you think they can cover by then?

I will try to be there on Wed. before the crowd arrives.
I will be skiing in Colorado next week . I had Thanksgiving reservation for Killington that I canceled just few days ago. This past Monday, I had no clue I was going to change that and ski out West...
post #8 of 38
hairybones sent me an email saying in Nov 89 we had the same weather, that Dec was the second coldest and snowiest on record.

He's the eternal optimist
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
Yes, but will you want to be there? I've been at Killington on Thanksgiving weekend when plenty was open, and it was sheer chaos. How many trails do you think they can cover by then?

I will try to be there on Wed. before the crowd arrives.
I read an earlier post predicting KMart would be a bloodbath over the Thanksgiving weekend...my crystal ball says that's a dead on description of the carnage about to take place...
post #10 of 38
OK here's what we have

Today is Friday and the over nite lows in Vt will be 35*. On the mountain it will be cooler but not much and the amount of moisture will not make for good snowmaking. That means snowmakiing Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but temps still close to the bone especially during the day. End result: a feeble Thanksgiving at Killington.

See you Tuesday.
post #11 of 38
Was starting to get concerned wrt the last week or so.

The typical pattern last winter was a southern storm track, cold and dry then it would get warm and rain (kind of the opposite of what you'd expect). We seem to have gotten into this for the past week or so.

Supposed to get colder on the weekend though - I know some areas were forced to postpone opening due to the warm temps and rain - hopefully this changes soon!

Going to the snow sports expo this weekend so maybe that'll change my skiing spirits
post #12 of 38
Sunday looks questionable for snowmaking.
post #13 of 38
Web cam at Killington shows snowmaking on the Glade triple this morning. It's 39* in Rutland this am, which means warmer temps this afternoon.

Killington says Thanksgiving for opening day. They need to provide coverage top to bottom to open, so they have their work cut out.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by ct55 View Post
Was starting to get concerned wrt the last week or so.

The typical pattern last winter was a southern storm track, cold and dry then it would get warm and rain (kind of the opposite of what you'd expect). We seem to have gotten into this for the past week or so.

Supposed to get colder on the weekend though - I know some areas were forced to postpone opening due to the warm temps and rain - hopefully this changes soon!

Going to the snow sports expo this weekend so maybe that'll change my skiing spirits
You going to the one in Boston? Because me and the girlfriend are heading down too.
post #15 of 38
Tremblant could not open this weekend, so now they are shooting for next weekend. Quebec City went up yo 19C (68F) yesterday so Mont-Saint-Anne is not doing much better. Not a great start.

On the other hand temps really dropped here in Toronto. Tomorrow it will get up to only 1C (33-34F). Just cold enough to make my last mountain bike race of the season "interesting". On top of it, it is an enduro type of race, so I am looking at a 3+ hour ride.
post #16 of 38
It supposedly will be cold enough for snowmaking for the next several nites --so we'll see
post #17 of 38
yeah I'm going to the one in Boston, but not til tommorrow - too much Saturday stuff again (gotta quit working so I can manage my personal life
post #18 of 38
Low 40s here this morning. It looks like temps were above freezing most of the night at Killington. On a crisp night, 40* here would equal below freezing there. Cloud cover holds the warmth.

Thanksgiving?
post #19 of 38
Snow is being made on Mansfield right now.
post #20 of 38
It's starting to look like winter at the Bush. Can't wait for the clouds to clear to see how much is on the upper part of the hill. This is from Mother Nature, not snow guns.

post #21 of 38
It was 65 and humid on thursday, craziest weather I have seen in a while. I was hanging outside with my shirt off and perfectly comfortable. In vermont in mid november thats not usually the case. I was hoping to get out to K on Wed, have they committed to opening on thursday? It is really raw out today and low clouds, I am guessing they are getting snow up there.

alfonse
post #22 of 38
Sugarloaf is OPEN!
post #23 of 38
Okemo will be open on Thursday.
post #24 of 38
Forecast for this w/end taking a turn for the worse today. Now saying overnight lows of 35 and highs in the high 40's with rain for Hunter, Windham, Belleayre, etc. So much for a day-trip on Friday. This has been an incredible November (just like last Jan!). Thanks global warming and El Nino!!!
post #25 of 38
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Forecast for this w/end taking a turn for the worse today. Now saying overnight lows of 35 and highs in the high 40's with rain for Hunter, Windham, Belleayre, etc. So much for a day-trip on Friday. This has been an incredible November (just like last Jan!). Thanks global warming and El Nino!!!
Weekend temps at Sugarbush look great! Both Sat/Sun nightime low in the low 20's, high's in the low 30's. In addition, the upper slopes have received 6+" over the last couple of days and it's cold.
post #26 of 38
True to the forcast it has gotten colder here in the NE. Sunday River opened today 11-22-06 and KMart scheduled to open Turkey Day along with some others I assume. FINALLY!!!
post #27 of 38
Correction on the date..today is the 21st
post #28 of 38
As far as winter weather I've noticed the sun setting earlier and earlier - 415 today
post #29 of 38
Ugh, more warm weather!

Any more predictions, prognostications, or reports from New England? (Cannon hasn't updated its site since 11/25, but I haven't checked others.)

This weekend doesn't look promising. Any chance there will be decent conditions by 12/9?
post #30 of 38
I think it's supossed to start getting cold come this weekend..which is december. I hope we head into a very cold and snowy winter!
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