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post #1 of 6
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Does weather conditions dictate if you go skiing or not?
post #2 of 6
It does now!

When I lived only 30-45 minutes from a resort, I'd ski in the rain, it did not matter.

Now that it's 90 minutes or more to get there, and not that great a place to ski, it certainly does enter into the decision. But it has to be really nasty snow or weather conditions to make me stay home if I've planned to go.
post #3 of 6
It really depends. Weather forecasts this year, even when poor did not deter me. The computer models were not very accurate this year in the Northeast, so many times, the weather on the hill (snow) was a lot better than the weather in the valley (ice/rain) where the weather readings/forecasts are developed for. However, last year, the weather systems were very bad and ice was quite abundant. Two years ago in March, whenever their was rain forecast in Rutland, it snowed 2 feet in Killington. I skied yesterday in the rain, and it was great. This morning, as I drove out of Killington, there was a good 4-5" on the car. By the time we got to Rutland, the snow changed to rain. I guess the bottom line is that I have had to become an amateur meteoroligist.
post #4 of 6
I keep an eye/ear out for the snow level & temp and have passed up a day due to rain. So to answer your question, yes.

Rain is the only reason I'll skip though. Wind/calm, cold/warm, sun/cloudy/foggy, snow or nothing falling out of the sky and I go. Rain just isn't fun enough.
post #5 of 6
weather does influence my decision, but not dictate it. if i'm feeling a bit sick and i wake up and it's very cloudy and humid and below 20 degrees (skiing is REALLY cold when it's humid and the temperature is low... even subzero temps and high wind dont hold a candle to humidity), i won't go, etc, but there are no hard and fast rules.

as a statistical project, you should probably also look at some other websites where the people who frequent the website are a little less enthusiastic about their skiing - most of the people here are pretty hardcore and would ski no matter what, but this isn't a complete look (by any means) of the whole skiing population.
post #6 of 6
i won't miss a day due to bad weather, i might add one if the weathers hella good [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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