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post #61 of 87
Waterville on Sat. was absolutely miserable. Loose granular my a$$! It was more like pushing wet cement around. My quads gave out about the second run.
post #62 of 87
I buy the first season's pass in my lifetime, and I'm greeted by this crappy weather... I vaguely remember skiing at Jay thigh deep amongst the trees at this time last year, but grateful that I bought a season's pass at Tremblant. Saturday had the snow guns going at the summit and spring conditions for the final pitch which was chopped up so bad by all the beginners that I had a tough time dealing with it.

I should not be looking out and seeing my front lawn turning greener and greener... I'm just worried it'll get nasty.
post #63 of 87
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Originally Posted by Buddah Bar View Post
Waterville on Sat. was absolutely miserable. Loose granular my a$$! It was more like pushing wet cement around. My quads gave out about the second run.
Two runs????

I skied Wa all day Sat and it was fine. Not a lot open but the conditions weren't bad. A bit hard in the first hour; then real nice early spring conditions throughout the day and maybe just a tad gloppy in the late afternoon. I would think Waterville would have been a 1/2 notch colder I would not expect wet cement.
post #64 of 87
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I buy the first season's pass in my lifetime...
So, now we know who is at fault :
post #65 of 87
Even if this is a "shift" of winter and it goes well into April the resorts will still close when they close. people start to move on to "spring" activities in March and the resorts simply can't afford to stay open just for us.

I wasn't going on a trip out west this year but I ma now reconsidering and working on my wife for "permission". I think at this point she feels sorry enough for me to "let me" go.

My six year old is totally confused and wondering why we aren't skiing yet.
post #66 of 87
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So, now we know who is at fault :
It looks like he must have bought a snow blower too!
post #67 of 87
Just started my new Husqvarna 1027 yesterday. It's plaintive wail for precip went unanknowledged yet another day ...
post #68 of 87
I'm sure it will start to get colder this next week or two.
post #69 of 87
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I'm sure it will start to get colder this next week or two.
Maybe two...or more. The 10 day forecast for here in PA includes 50 for Christmas and the high 40s after that.
post #70 of 87
I went hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont Christmas day 1973. They were green, except for the WROD at Bromley. Decided then and there to finish my undergrad and move West.

Zero here this morning. Should I pull out the alpine or xc skis?
post #71 of 87
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Originally Posted by andy vw View Post
Saturday had the snow guns going at the summit and spring conditions for the final pitch which was chopped up so bad by all the beginners that I had a tough time dealing with it.
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Originally Posted by Buddah Bar
Waterville on Sat. was absolutely miserable. Loose granular my a$$! It was more like pushing wet cement around. My quads gave out about the second run.
We are indeed sorry the conditions aren't better back East. Sometimes the West has bad years, too.

It sounds like some people might be able to take better advantage of what's available with a little, um, "technique enhancement." Chop and slush can be a challenge, but they can be quite fun if you're well balanced and using your skis as the builders intended. When skiing slop, it's not necessary to push it around; when skiing chopped up crud, a relaxed, centered stance can serve you well. It's not the fault of "the beginners" that snow gets cut up.

Fernie, British Columbia, had 8-10" fresh on Friday (12/15/06). It came down heavy and a bit wet; some of it was windpacked. While some areas remained relatively pristine for quite a while, other areas got cut up in a hurry. Not the dream of blower powder, but you ski what's there (assuming that there is at least something to ski on). If it gives you trouble, you'll have more fun if you learn to ski it better instead of blaming the weather gods or the beginners.
post #72 of 87
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Originally Posted by jhcooley View Post

It sounds like some people might be able to take better advantage of what's available with a little, um, "technique enhancement." Chop and slush can be a challenge, but they can be quite fun if you're well balanced and using your skis as the builders intended. When skiing slop, it's not necessary to push it around; when skiing chopped up crud, a relaxed, centered stance can serve you well. It's not the fault of "the beginners" that snow gets cut up.
I don't think most of us have a problem with handling crud/slush. It's the fact that there isn't ANY...or very little.
post #73 of 87
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Originally Posted by jhcooley View Post
Fernie, British Columbia, had 8-10" fresh on Friday (12/15/06). It came down heavy and a bit wet; some of it was windpacked. While some areas remained relatively pristine for quite a while, other areas got cut up in a hurry. Not the dream of blower powder, but you ski what's there (assuming that there is at least something to ski on).
At this point, I think a lot of us in the East would be drooling over conditions like this...
post #74 of 87
Just to make us all feel even stupid-er-er for living in the East....

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post #75 of 87
weep weep weep cry cry cry whine whine whine
post #76 of 87
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weep weep weep cry cry cry whine whine whine
OK, then man-up and sell your "Husqvarna 1027" as a sacrifice so it will snow. Do it for the collective group. At least stop running the damn thing!
post #77 of 87
But but ... I'd ride her to work if I could

Pure Swedish beauty
post #78 of 87
its time to take matters into our own hands, mother nature needs a shakedown. im talkin we hold her upside down see if any snow comes out of her pockets.
post #79 of 87
Better idea: Let's all invest in a massive indoor ski resort just outside of the most densely populated part of the east coast. It'll pay for itself within 2 years and July-August will become the new peak season.
post #80 of 87
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Better idea: Let's all invest in a massive indoor ski resort just outside of the most densely populated part of the east coast. It'll pay for itself within 2 years and July-August will become the new peak season.
Great idea only because it would probably bring back the natural snow.
post #81 of 87
Just when it starts to get better (good week for making snow), the forecast is now for rain on Saturday.

AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!
post #82 of 87
It's becoming more and more difficult to stay upbeat about the forecast. Here in Pa. the next 15 days there is really no superb snow making weather predicated. The week between Christmas and New Years will allow for some evening snow making but not at optimal conditions. In New England weather conditions should be more favorable for snow making but it wouldn't appear likely that conditions will be very good.

Its disappointing that December has been a bust and early January doesn't promise a great improvement. We wait and wait for skiing only to wait longer. On the other hand last season started strong at Thanksgiving building into Christmas and Jan. was a complete wash out. It's depressing to say the least. Wet and Soggy, great Holiday weather. I think the grass in my yard turned green again this week and grew a little bit.
post #83 of 87
There was another thread "Could it get any worse" - of course! It could continue ....

Things are a little colder than previous weeks. Who knows maybe we'll set up for some later storms - we need it. Else I will plan a trip to Colorado I think - they've been getting great snows.
post #84 of 87
This now way beyond irritating . NNY has morphed into North Carolina. I mean c'mon golf on Dec 22 -whazzup with that

I got 5 trails open locally w/ "dust" on WROD --not skiing

and now freezing rain sets in later tonite BUT tomorrow $%-50 degrees !
post #85 of 87
On the bright side, there are nice spring bumps to practice on
post #86 of 87
I'm looking forward to going home. Pittsburgh doesn't seem like it can deliver for the holidays.
post #87 of 87
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Originally Posted by Devils Fiddle View Post
Agreed. It's damn depressing looking outside and seeing rain in the middle of December.
Out here on the west coast in SoCal seeing rain in december brings a smile to my face. Rain in so cal means snow up in the mountain regions. I love this gloomy rainy weather because I know I'll have great conditions to ski in this weekend. (it's raining right now.)

I can only hope you east coasters get to experience a good snow storm soon!
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