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sugarloaf got 6 inches...

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Thread Starter 
Good news from Sugarloaf:
http://www.sugarloaf.com/daily.html
post #2 of 14
Sweet !
post #3 of 14

don't get too excited...

There have been a couple other storms this season where they said they got 5 to 9 inches, both times it was hard to see anywhere that is was more than 4 except at the very top

but I have my fingers crossed!
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh, I know they inflate the numbers whenever they can, but these 2, 3, or 6 inches whatever they may be are big as 2 feet! In normal years it would never cross my mind to put this news as a thread but this year made us gratefull for anything we can get.
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Sugarloaf can exaggerate snowfall. The recent warm rainy weather has dropped their trail count by about 10. They will, however, fire up the snow guns every chance they get. The snowmaking system at Sugarloaf is phenomenal!! This should be a good week for making snow, grooming and a chance for some natural snow.
Keep an eye on the trail count. That tells the true story.
I'll be there Saturday.
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That's a good point. 6-8" reported yesterday and the cam shots looked decent. I talked with someone up there early yesterday too. Still, today, King Pine and Whiffletree both closed and the trail count is 29?? Forecast is for a little more snow this week though.
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Yesterday's AM snow....

At least there's some kind of base foundation built above the ice...from the weekend meltdown/rain. Temperatures are, and will stay, good for snowmaking all week...@both Sugarloaf and Sunday River.
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Just got a call from Sugarloaf .... yes they did get an honest 6".

but ...

Then it turned to freezing rain the next day ....

but ...

Tonight is real cold ... and they are putting snow down.
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I skied at Sugarloaf all this past week 8th -12th. Monday they did have about 5-6" of new stuff, Skidder was skiing sweet with that. Did change to a freezing rain but they did not lose anything. Wed they got the King Pine area running, Haulback was in great shape and so was Ramdown, blowing snow on Widowmaker and it was open. Patrollers also opened up top 1/3 of Ripsaw, my son and I spent the rest of the week basically on Ripsaw and Haulback skiing powder or tracked up powder and hitting big jumps off the water bars. By Friday the trail counts had reached low forties, there is definately something for everyone except tree skiing , there still is not really enough to get in the woods. I think Sugarloaf at this time probably has the best stuff in the east, but I'm not certain what is up at Jay Peak.
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Today is the real deal! I just talked with my kids ( I have to work : ) and they say it's dumping hard- probably already about 6 inches or so fresh.
Winter has begun.
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Thread Starter 
first FOOT in NE this season:
http://www.sugarloaf.com/daily.html
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My son and I were at Sugarloaf today. It started to snow just about the time the lifts opened and snowed hard all day. Was still snowing at the end of the day when we left. It was nice and cold, too.

There was about 6 at base, more up higher. There was a spot near the top where close to 2 feet collected from local drifting but we reluctantly passed because there was no base under it, and some pretty sharp looking rocks were sticking up on other parts of the same trail. (I know it was deep from watching a couple of guys ski it as we went over on the chair.)
Overall 9 inches is probably fair as the typical depth. Might be an a couple of inches overstated.
The place was pretty much empty - except for first couple of runs, skied right onto the chairs.

We had a wonderful day.
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post
There was about 6 at base, more up higher. There was a spot near the top where close to 2 feet collected from local drifting but we reluctantly passed because there was no base under it, and some pretty sharp looking rocks were sticking up on other parts of the same trail. (I know it was deep from watching a couple of guys ski it as we went over on the chair.)
This will be a continuing issue with fresh snow over no base. Break out the rock skis!!
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