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post #31 of 65
Wow, cool! We have Mr. and Mrs. Scalce both posting! Since we leave for the academy the friday after we come back from Tremblant, we may not do too many runs. Worse case scenario, we hang out in the village, or drive into Montreal. I'm hoping that we can plan our runs around taking the gondola.
post #32 of 65
You should definately ski and they will probably have demo days again like they did last year so you can try out some skis.

I would say that if you like places like Okemo that you will be kind of dissapointed with Tremblant's skiing.

Also buy beer before getting to Tremblant.

Maybe we can hookup after you go to the ESA so you can teach us what you learned.

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post #33 of 65
Jay peak, loose Frozen granular on Sat. 3" of snow fell Sun. afternoon. I was wearing the entire inventory of clothes. -18 to 0 on sat. 0 degrees on Sun.
post #34 of 65
I guess we all wished for colder weather too much.
post #35 of 65
The wife and I skied Mt Snow Sunday. It was GREAT! The place was DEAD. Mt Snow usually has horrible lift lines on the weekends, but it was ski down and hop right back on the lift. The conditions were great, too. Sunny skies in the morning, but a bit cloudy and windy in the afternoon. We were prepared....we had on our long underwear, windproof layer over that, then the pants. And the hand warmers certainly did help too.

I wish every trip to Mt Snow could be like last Sunday was. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #36 of 65
Hi Matteo,

Euroland sounds grand. Yeah I think the truth of the matter is that many regular working families can't afford skiing here. It is kind of a shame. They have different rates often if you are a local but if you are out of the area it is tough. Bugs me because I would like to take more nieces and nephews in my family skiing. Their parents don't want me to hook them.

There are deals but not on the premier mountains like Killington (as far as I can see). Sugarbush Vermont if you join the New Jersey Ski council or a participating club you can get lift tickets for $36. Suguarbush is a pretty mountain, not the variety or grooming of Killington though.

Where do you frequent in euroland. Not a so much of jacking here all info we can use.
post #37 of 65
Rebecca, PM me and I can tell you how to get discount tickets to Killington and Okemo. I would PM you but you have not activated that function.
post #38 of 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Rebecca:
Matteo with current exchange rates and using http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi online currency converter 32 GBP is about $59
Hi Rebecca, I was trying to PM you, not to continue the hijacking ofthis thread. Anyway.
I'm not in UK, that one is Matteo2...I'm in Euroland.
32 Euros should equate to about 40some Dollars as of today...
And 67 dollars to 52some Euros...
When I think that there are three of us in the family...
How can people over there manage? I can barely manage 12-13 days per season (multiply that by three)

To stay in tune with the thread, on jan 5th I skied the Madesimo place, and three of our group were sick because of the wind and chill, probably a combination of wrong type of food eaten at breakfast and choice of clothing.
Coldest temp I remember skiing at was at this same place 20some years ago, the temp column was indicating -36 (celsius) inside the tram docking at the top of the mountian.
post #39 of 65
killington was COLD this weekend but great because no one was out there!!! i forgot my hand warmers and my boot batteries died i got really cold on the glades chair and had to ski back to bear where the car was. my hands and feet hurt so badly but managed to thaw out and do it again the next day. we even stayed over on monday-that was the best!!
the greatest run of the day on monday was ovation-they had been blowing snow on it and it was fantastic!!!!
more of the same this weekend!!
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post #40 of 65
Rebecca, mostly Italy, the Dolomites, Madesimo and (in my region Lombardy), Champoluc In Valle d'Aosta), but I skied France (Mont Blanc&La Plagne), Austria (Galtuer/Ischgl) and Switzerland as well (I live some 3 hours drive from St. Moritz)
But, to say the truth, I've sticked to the closer resorts since
1998 (except one extended week end a year in Austria)...
post #41 of 65
Welcome nancie2k and I Are Baboon! (what a cool cartoon! )

We could ski in the house this morning. Woke up...no heat. No hot water. Boiler not running, inside temp does not register on the thermostat.

Plumber working on it nnnnnnow. Brrr.
post #42 of 65
Minus 20 degrees this morning in central New Hampshire - and a strong wind which adds another -20 degrees of wind chill...

Skied at Loon Mountain yesterday - great manmade-groomed base (virtually no ice) AND it snowed all day adding another 8 inches or so and constantly refreshing the surface throughout the day.
post #43 of 65
I hope you guys are talking in Centigrades and not in Fahrenheit...brr
post #44 of 65
I hope you guys are talking in Centigrades and not in Fahrenheit...brr

NO, were talking Fahrenheit. A few years back I was out trying to ski with a wind chill of -75F, but Okemo closed for the day before I could get my second run in.
post #45 of 65
Matteo,
meno 30 gradi centigradi stamattina (senza tener conto del vento)..... Oggi si sta a casa a lavorare.
salve.
post #46 of 65
The temperature reported by Environment Canada at Tremblant (St-Jovite) at 8:00 am this Wednesday January 14th: -38 Fahrenheit. This is the real temperature, not a windchill calculated figure.

It would of course be a few degrees colder at the top of Mt-Tremblant.

[ January 14, 2004, 09:44 AM: Message edited by: peak203f ]
post #47 of 65
The Mt Snow temperature reading from my car Sunday morning. [img]smile.gif[/img]

post #48 of 65
Temperature at the top of the Quad at Stowe was -35F today, add in the wind speed of 20-40mph, and you have a rather cool experience!
Did not indulge in too much skiing, my group packed up a day early and went home.
Tomorrow is forecast to be even colder, but with a touch less wind, Friday is supposed to have temps. lurching into positive territory, by the weekend we are looking at positively balmy temps in the teens!
post #49 of 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Bearberry:
Matteo,
meno 30 gradi centigradi stamattina (senza tener conto del vento)..... Oggi si sta a casa a lavorare.
salve.
Tutti i tipi cute sono italiani! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #50 of 65
Quote:
Originally posted by peak203f:
The temperature reported by Environment Canada at Tremblant (St-Jovite) at 8:00 am this Wednesday January 14th: -38 Fahrenheit. This is the real temperature, not a windchill calculated figure.

It would of course be a few degrees colder at the top of Mt-Tremblant.
Warm up it for me please!! Thank you! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #51 of 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Bearberry:
Matteo,
meno 30 gradi centigradi stamattina (senza tener conto del vento)..... Oggi si sta a casa a lavorare.
salve.
Ciao Bearberry. Brr, - 30 centigradi e' abbastanza per me per starmene a letto al caldo con un bel te'!!!!
Beati voi che vivete in montagna!!!
post #52 of 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Lisamarie:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Bearberry:
Matteo,
meno 30 gradi centigradi stamattina (senza tener conto del vento)..... Oggi si sta a casa a lavorare.
salve.
Tutti i tipi cute sono italiani! [img]smile.gif[/img] </font>[/quote]Lisa, facciamo quello che possiamo

A quando un "Gathering" in Italia?
post #53 of 65
Hmmm, not a bad idea, Matteo - How about an EpicSki camp in the Italian Alps??? There are great places all the way from the French border, through the Swiss and Austrian border areas - and greeeeaat food!!!!! Throw in a weekend in Venice (winter brings out a beautiful melancholy atmosphere there) and we have a winter dream....

PS. Lisamarie, sei troppo simpatica - come ha detto Matteo, facciamo il possibile (e quando non e' possibile, facciamo finta che sia cosi'!).

Minus 25 degrees this morning in central New Hampshire - Wildcat is indeed closed today and tomorrow due to the cold...

[ January 15, 2004, 04:53 AM: Message edited by: Bearberry ]
post #54 of 65


I think we should do the next Academy at Bormio!!!
post #55 of 65
Va Italia! Here's a good site to begin our planning:
http://www.goski.com/italy.htm

Brixen (Bressanone) is a great area - nice mix (clash?) of Italian & Austrian culture. Gressoney is another excellent spot - in the other direction, i.e. towards France. We could hardly go wrong with many of these areas however....

And we have a man on the ground in Italy: Matteo! When would we do this? Next February or March?
post #56 of 65
Well, it's attenuated now, but the clash between German(Ausrian, or better to say Tirolean) people and Italian is still under the ashes. I has never a problem, personally, so sometime I wonder whether it's all lore...

I'd rather prefer February, as a general rule. In March only if it's a really good snow year (like this one).

Either east (South Tyrol) or west (Valle d'Aosta), would suit fine me. in the west they tend to groom runs a bit less mainacally than in the east.
For the hard cores, from Gressoney a nice detour to Alagna is possible using the lifts.

Central (Lombardy, my region) it's also nice, as Lisa says Bormio, St. Caterina, Livigno, aren't bad resorts too.
.
post #57 of 65
Brrrrr. This thread really reminds me why I moved out west. I'm impressed by anyboody willing to go out in the temps you're having.

You guys all deserve some spring corn in the Sierra - beer and wine on the sun deck - blue skies, soft bumps, lots of tan skin slathered in aloe. Anybody feeling better yet? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #58 of 65
The ColdWave ends tomorrow! yay! It gave us a parting spit, with gales and blizzards today, we all got told to go home pretty early. it was savage! But tomorrow, we move out of minus F, and into the "teens". wow. I just bought me some bootgloves, too (and they worked).
I've given up calculating F into C, and have determined that anything below 32F is Cold.
post #59 of 65
ant, use this little conversion tables formulae

[ January 17, 2004, 02:00 AM: Message edited by: Matteo ]
post #60 of 65
Whiteface on Tuesday. 4 inches monday night and two more in the morning. It was nice. Tremblant Weds, Thurs, and Friday. Dressed in layers no more than 4 runs in a row before a break, and all rides in the gondola. It was fine.
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