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post #31 of 45
I should be there Monday.
post #32 of 45
Do you think they'll get Claire's Way open before Xmas? Hope so because that's when I'm heading up. After that nightmare I had on it two years ago, I avoid that run. But now everyone is telling me it's amazing and I'm very eager to try it.

I assume they'll get Upper Crossover open by then.

But what about the Milky Glades? Will those EVER open?
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post
Do you think they'll get Claire's Way open before Xmas? Hope so because that's when I'm heading up. After that nightmare I had on it two years ago, I avoid that run. But now everyone is telling me it's amazing and I'm very eager to try it.

I assume they'll get Upper Crossover open by then.

But what about the Milky Glades? Will those EVER open?
It looks like they'll be starting Claires this weekend and will probably open the beginning of next week. Crossover takes less than a day to cover, and will hopefully be ready by next weekend also. Hopefully, with the weather we've been having, we may be close to 100% by Christmas.... Only God can ready Milky Glades with only a little blowover help from Hunter, as well as the rest of the unnamed glades.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post
It looks like they'll be starting Claires this weekend and will probably open the beginning of next week. Crossover takes less than a day to cover, and will hopefully be ready by next weekend also. Hopefully, with the weather we've been having, we may be close to 100% by Christmas.... Only God can ready Milky Glades with only a little blowover help from Hunter, as well as the rest of the unnamed glades.
44 is the only concern. That run is supposedly ready hard to blow snow on because it get's hit by the wind very hard and it's very wide. I think they'll not be able to open 44, Milky Glades, and maybe Annapurna/Lower K27.
post #35 of 45
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44 is the only concern. That run is supposedly really hard to blow snow on because it get's hit by the wind very hard and it's very wide. I think they'll not be able to open 44, Milky Glades, and maybe Annapurna/Lower K27.
Actually, it's easy to blow snow on 44, they have permanent guns mounted along both sides of the trail, It was just such a waste. When we got winds out of the west, it blows straight up that trail and scours it to a fine polished surface. Traditionally, when everyting else is covered, they see how strong the wind is at that time, and that dictates whether they blow on the protected Annapurna, or the wide Boulevard of 44.
We'll see what they do now that they built fences on 44 to redirect the wind/ hold snow.
post #36 of 45
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Actually, it's easy to blow snow on 44, they have permanent guns mounted along both sides of the trail, It was just such a waste. When we got winds out of the west, it blows straight up that trail and scours it to a fine polished surface. Traditionally, when everyting else is covered, they see how strong the wind is at that time, and that dictates whether they blow on the protected Annapurna, or the wide Boulevard of 44.
We'll see what they do now that they built fences on 44 to redirect the wind/ hold snow.
44 is known to be a lesser steep Outer Limits so I'm eager to try it as I've never skied either runs. And Westway just looks like a great run from the bottom. I've skied Annapurna but I wasn't a bump skier then. Lower K27 and Claire's Way were nightmares with top to bottom solid sheet of ice when I skied them both. Those 4 runs and The Milky Glades are the runs I'm very eager to hit this winter.
post #37 of 45
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44 is known to be a lesser steep Outer Limits so I'm eager to try it as I've never skied either runs. And Westway just looks like a great run from the bottom. I've skied Annapurna but I wasn't a bump skier then. Lower K27 and Claire's Way were nightmares with top to bottom solid sheet of ice when I skied them both. Those 4 runs and The Milky Glades are the runs I'm very eager to hit this winter.
44 and Westway is the same trail, 44 being the local's name, Westway being the official name. It is no where near as steep as OL, but has a nice steady pitch top to bottom like OL.
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The Milky Glades are the runs I'm very eager to hit this winter
From your Keyboard to God's ear. If you get to try Milky Glades, I'll be skiing a WHOLE bunch of other great stuff.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post
44 and Westway is the same trail, 44 being the local's name, Westway being the official name. It is no where near as steep as OL, but has a nice steady pitch top to bottom like OL.
Yea I know they're the same run. I usually call it 44 but I accidentally typed Westway lol. And that's why I said it's similar to OL
post #39 of 45
I was wondering what all this 44 talk was about...I just know Westway.
post #40 of 45
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I was wondering what all this 44 talk was about...I just know Westway.
Westway was the 44th trail cut at Hunter. When it was first opened, a name wasn't selected, so they called it 44 for a short while. It stuck so much, that when someone asks about Westway, I, and most regulars, will take a second to realize they're asking about 44.
post #41 of 45
I'm definitely heading up tomorrow if anyone will be up there. PM me for my cell if anyone wants to make some turns.
post #42 of 45
I was up at Hunter on Saturday. Lines were short (longest line at the quad was 3 minutes) and the conditions were great until about 2PM when most of the runs were skied off. Best run of the day was Eisenhower. Really soft and nicely bumped up by the afternoon. We were running laps on it off of the triple lift next to the base quad for the entire afternoon.

The 1 run they had open on Hunter West was soft as well because they were blowing snow all day long. The rest of Hunter West is bare but this cold weather will definitely help.

Overall it was a great day and as long as the crowds stay away Hunter is definitely worth the trip.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by connel20 View Post
I was up at Hunter on Saturday. Lines were short (longest line at the quad was 3 minutes) and the conditions were great until about 2PM when most of the runs were skied off. Best run of the day was Eisenhower. Really soft and nicely bumped up by the afternoon. We were running laps on it off of the triple lift next to the base quad for the entire afternoon.

The 1 run they had open on Hunter West was soft as well because they were blowing snow all day long. The rest of Hunter West is bare but this cold weather will definitely help.

Overall it was a great day and as long as the crowds stay away Hunter is definitely worth the trip.
Was there Sat too and agree with you 100%. Skied the triple chair and Eisenhower pretty much all day it was that good.
post #44 of 45
Come on... get some snowmaking on Claire's Way not some crappy terrain park on Lower Broadway... ughh
post #45 of 45
Anybody knows what the outlook for the coming weekend?
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