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post #1 of 18
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Conditions were great; some icy patches but plenty of snow from the storm last week. The forecast is for more snow Tuesday into Wednesday, and conditions on Thursday should be great; check weather reports to make sure it was snow that fell and not rain - if it rains before Thursday, the mountain will turn to a sheet of ice again when the temp drops.
I'll be there Thursday and post a report Thurs night.
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
Conditions were great; some icy patches but plenty of snow from the storm last week. The forecast is for more snow Tuesday into Wednesday, and conditions on Thursday should be great; check weather reports to make sure it was snow that fell and not rain - if it rains before Thursday, the mountain will turn to a sheet of ice again when the temp drops.
I'll be there Thursday and post a report Thurs night.
Oxymoron............
post #3 of 18
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Oxymoron............
Not at all; they were icy patches which means you can easily ski around them.
The patches were in a few locations where everyone decided to turn earlier in the day, pushing the snow aside; easily avoidable - just turn someplace else (like 3 feet away).
post #4 of 18
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Conditions were great; some icy patches but plenty of snow from the storm last week. The forecast is for more snow Tuesday into Wednesday, and conditions on Thursday should be great; check weather reports to make sure it was snow that fell and not rain - if it rains before Thursday, the mountain will turn to a sheet of ice again when the temp drops.
I'll be there Thursday and post a report Thurs night.
It WAS a great day, blue skies and sunshine all day. Most everything was groomed fast, flat and edgeable including Racer's, and the ungroomed bump runs softened by 1 pm.
I'll be there Wednesday for the powder day : if they stay above the snow line, and then stay up for Thursday. Look for a red North Face Jacket, red helmet, and Orange and White Technica boots.
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It WAS a great day, blue skies and sunshine all day. Most everything was groomed fast, flat and edgeable including Racer's, and the ungroomed bump runs softened by 1 pm.
Yep, I forgot to mention how things softened up in the sun; it only got a little bit slow in the flat runout to the HSQ; otherwise it just got a bit soft without getting sticky. Just perfect.
post #6 of 18
I'm going Wednesday too. Orange jacket, pale blue helmet with stickers, Volkl Mantras.
post #7 of 18
It was great today, snowed all day and the place was empty. Ya shoulda been there............

Should be great tomorrow too, keep an eye out for the unguided missiles.:
post #8 of 18
I should be there tomorrow (Thursday) if I could get the day off!
post #9 of 18
Skied there Monday. No ice to be found, except on Clairs and upper crossover. It warmed up, the snow got better, moguls started forming...and then I had to leave. Way better than Belleayre on Sunday which was a ..................mess.
post #10 of 18
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I am definitely going on Thursday; I'll post about it when I get home, around 7 or 8 PM.
The original forecast was for sun all day; now they're saying partly cloudy. Since I've started skiing more slowly and working more on technique, I'm safer in flat light than I used to be.
post #11 of 18
Granted I only do Hunter a couple times a year, but today was the best I've ever seen it. The fresh snow was thick, but not unmanageable, and lasted until the end of the day in a few places. A shout out to 2-turns - we ran into each other on the mountain, and that guy knows how to ski. Should be good piste-skiing tomorrow for those who are going then.
post #12 of 18
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Thursday 2/28.
It was sunny most of the day; just an occasional passing cloud to flatten the light. All the trails were covered with enough snow to ski and board safely. From the chair I could see snow falling on mountains towards the north, including Windham.
Using my talent for finding ice I located three patches; at the top of the HSQ; on top of that spring on Gun Hill that causes a hole in the snow when it's warmer; and the middle of the top pitch of Drop off. All the rest was hard pack covered with fine snow, many inches deep in places.
I heard of one boarder breaking an arm; I saw a few falls; I didn't see the patrol taking anyone down the mountain on their sled.
An exceptional day, and more snow is predicted in the next few days.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by AndrewSwitch View Post
Granted I only do Hunter a couple times a year, but today was the best I've ever seen it. The fresh snow was thick, but not unmanageable, and lasted until the end of the day in a few places. A shout out to 2-turns - we ran into each other on the mountain, and that guy knows how to ski. Should be good piste-skiing tomorrow for those who are going then.
Andrew, that was fun, we'll have to do it again when I can ski more than a few runs in a row, give me a shout next time you're going up to Hunter.
BTW, your skillz ain't too shabby either.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
I am definitely going on Thursday; I'll post about it when I get home, around 7 or 8 PM.
The original forecast was for sun all day; now they're saying partly cloudy. Since I've started skiing more slowly and working more on technique, I'm safer in flat light than I used to be.
Sorry I missed you, I wound up doing a day trip to Stowe on Thursday. Wednesday was great at Hunter though.
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Sorry I missed you, I wound up doing a day trip to Stowe on Thursday. Wednesday was great at Hunter though.
Day trip to Stowe from Jersey? Isn't that a bit far?
post #16 of 18
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Day trip to Stowe from Jersey? Isn't that a bit far?
Actually, left my house at Hunter at 7 pm and got to Stowe at midnite, got back to Hunter at 10 pm.
post #17 of 18
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When I lived near New Haven CT I made day trips to Killington on a few occasions.
I've made day trips from NYC to Whiteface a few times; and I'm considering a day trip there next week.
post #18 of 18
Hi Guys, I'm a newbie on this site and I must say it an awesome sight.

I skied Hunter on Friday 2/29 and conditions were the best I remember in Years. I wanted some Marker Jesters for my new Stormrider XL's and Rick at pro ski and ride had some in stock.....great excuse to go skiing!

I had the one of my best days ever. Going to sneak up again next Thrusday and then I'm taking the family to whiteface next week for the first time. Hope the snow is as good as Hunter.
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