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Can you smell it in the air? Today is the official start of the 07-08 Ski Season in the East!

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
With Sunday River opening for the Teaser on Halloween, it could have been said that they opened first, however.......
Today is it, Really Really it!

The list of Ski Resort openings has been growing in the Trick or Treat thread.
Sunday River
Sugar Loaf
Mt Snow
Who else?

Its official, its really here.
November 9th is the Start of Ski Season 2007-08 in the East!!!
post #2 of 27
Thank gawd.

Now I can forget about all the world's injustice, man's inhumanity, and just pursue a totally hedonistic life pursuit of fresh tracks.

I'm sure someone somewhere will think me an inconsiderate gluttonous pig ... screw 'em!!
post #3 of 27
Ya you pig. going to be around for a beer?
post #4 of 27
I feel like a 6 year old at x-mass.

Conditions will be limited, but at least its cold enough out-east for snow-making nightly & a chance for natural snow to help things along. I'll be there before December 1st.

The northern sections of Utah and California will see reoccurring snow in the next 10 days. The PNW, Idaho & Wyoming will be getting the most.

My November looks better than ever with 5 days planned:.

Cheers,

Michael
post #5 of 27
I'm going to the beach this weekend. Outdoor tennis, some mountain biking, probably a swim. No sign of significant snow up at my hill yet.
post #6 of 27
Tutto buono!

Michael
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
I'm going to the beach this weekend. Outdoor tennis, some mountain biking, probably a swim. No sign of significant snow up at my hill yet.
Neener Neener!
post #8 of 27
Sugar Mountain in NC has been opened since Wednesday.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Sugar Mountain in NC has been opened since Wednesday.
Doh...Yep its true.
http://www.skisugar.com/conditions/
Maybe I'll have to head south to ski!
How is this possible?
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
Doh...Yep its true.
http://www.skisugar.com/conditions/
Maybe I'll have to head south to ski!
How is this possible?

Elevation........base is around 4000' and summit over 5000'


and they dont count, btw.
post #11 of 27
Update:

post #12 of 27
I think my son and I will head up to Sunday River on Monday (holiday).

--Lee
post #13 of 27
Kirkwood September 20!



Kirkwood today 11/8

post #14 of 27
PA joins the list with Big Boulder opening today: http://www.jfbb.com/home.asp
post #15 of 27
Quebec also hops on the bus, with Mont St. Sauveur opening yesterday at 3:00PM.

http://www.mssi.ca/en/st_sauveur/
post #16 of 27
bretton woods oppened too, and the conditions look pretty good
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by eastcoastsLoPeS View Post
Elevation........base is around 4000' and summit over 5000'


and they dont count, btw.
"For years you Yankees have been muttering 'the North will rise again'." Granny Clampett
post #18 of 27
The temptation is becoming unbearable!!!

Sugarloaf AND Sunday River open before Thanksgiving....
Can't wait to get home.
post #19 of 27
I made it over to Mt. Snow today (Sunday). Wound up skiing their WRODs for about four hours; apparently they got a third WROD open just after I left. There were rumors that they were going to open another trail, but when noon-time rolled around and the temps had climbed into the upper-30s, I gave up hope. Apparently gave up hope a few minutes too soon.

Anyway, they just had some blue cruisers open. Coverage was pretty good; there were one or two thin spots, but I could have used the good skis (I had brought the rock skis). As the day wore on and the temperature climbed the surface got a little slushy. Skiers right formed some baby bumps in places, which provided some fun, and it provided safe haven from the boarders and skiers who were busy straightlining things and / or exhibited dubious amounts of control.

I almost got creamed two or three times :, but "almost getting hit" is the same as "not getting hit", so I didn't have to perform any anal surgery using my ski pole.

My technique actually was in pretty good form, considering... Some things felt a little better then others, but hey, I don't expect to be firing on all cylinders on the first day back! My legs held up really well, which I was pretty pleased about as well.
post #20 of 27

TR: it was not Novembr 11th today

Just got back from Mt Snow, and WOW that was as good as it gets for this early in the season. Bluebird and in the 20s in the am with good snow top to bottom. After a few laps the snow was getting a little skied off in some spots but overall was in pretty good shape. Heard Chute was gonna open up around noon, so got a beer and waited. Waiting was a good call. Nothing was groomed over there and the snow was still pumping. I still cannot believe the conditions. If you can take off tomorrow or call in sick to get some turns in then go for it, its worth it.
post #21 of 27
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so I didn't have to perform any anal surgery using my ski pole.
Nothing says "It was a good day", better than that.
post #22 of 27
Update:

post #23 of 27
And I spent the entire weekend fishing the Muskegon River near Reed City Michigan, relaxing in a nice little Log Cabin warming by the fire in the evenings.
post #24 of 27
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And I spent the entire weekend fishing the Muskegon River near Reed City Michigan, relaxing in a nice little Log Cabin warming by the fire in the evenings.
HEY! You were 15 miles from me and didn't call?
:
post #25 of 27
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HEY! You were 15 miles from me and didn't call?
:
uh oh Lars is in trouble now. No worries Lars. Nothing that some snow and a couple 1000 feet of vertical won't solve.
post #26 of 27
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uh oh Lars is in trouble now. No worries Lars. Nothing that some snow and a couple 1000 feet of vertical won't solve.
BIG trouble!!!
post #27 of 27
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the snow was at the top of Sunday River yesterday (T2, Upper Sunday Punch, and Ecstasy). At the bottom there was the choice of Cascades and Lower Sunday Punch (I think). Cascades got really skied off and icy by the end of the day, but Lower Sunday Punch was opened midday. It was ungroomed whalebacks from the snow machines, which made things...interesting.

It was really great to get out there and shake some rust off. My legs are definitely feeling it today though.

--Lee
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