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post #61 of 77
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Not sure if it's going to hit that far south. Syracuse is supposed to pick up a foot between now and Sunday afternoon, ha ha it's going to be a snorkel day at 4 Seasons.

Lets hope that some of that snow makes it way down to Greek, so they can groom it down.
Just drove through Cortland and Marathon 9 pm Sat -- no new snow : (

Chan - didn't get up there today to ski...plans got completely changed. Drove to Utica area to look at weimaraner puppies - 4 wks old.
post #62 of 77
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Just drove through Cortland and Marathon 9 pm Sat -- no new snow : (

Chan - didn't get up there today to ski...plans got completely changed. Drove to Utica area to look at weimaraner puppies - 4 wks old.
I'm in Cortland and we got hit pretty hard (for Novermber) overnight, at least 4", snowed a hair through the day today. Greek wasn't bad today, icey in spots, but heard it was great this am before it got skied off. Too much stoke to spread around though, got there around 1pm and there had to be at least 150 people on one trail, sucked for the skiing and lift lines, but good overall for the mountain. Good to see that the economic noesdive isn't killing our local hills yet.

Long liftlines and a crowded wrod, but its still great to see that many people feeling the winter stoke pre-thanksgiving.
post #63 of 77
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I'm in Cortland and we got hit pretty hard (for Novermber) overnight, at least 4", snowed a hair through the day today. Greek wasn't bad today, icey in spots, but heard it was great this am before it got skied off. Too much stoke to spread around though, got there around 1pm and there had to be at least 150 people on one trail, sucked for the skiing and lift lines, but good overall for the mountain. Good to see that the economic noesdive isn't killing our local hills yet.

Long liftlines and a crowded wrod, but its still great to see that many people feeling the winter stoke pre-thanksgiving.
Good that Cortland got it....but often the LES kind of ends there and doesn't reach that last little bit down to Greek. Can't make it this morning, and I think we'll just avoid the crowds on the one (two the way greek counts) trail plus the bunny slope. If it stays cold they should have a bit more open by next weekend.
post #64 of 77
I skied at Windham (NY) today. It was 100% manmade snow, but due to the cold weather we have been experiencing, the skiing was quite good. They opened Upper Wolverine today with big whales and the snow guns blasting (I could have done without the snow guns). The whales are lots of fun if you hit 'em right. Temps. were better than expected and the wind wasn't a problem either. If you can get to Windham on Wed. (before the holiday crowds) I'd recommend it.

STE
P.S. The Albany WM ticket offers include a free (early season) day at Windham. Not sure if they get the same offers in NYC.
post #65 of 77
I was back at Bristol yesterday for day #2. They had all of their main top to bottom runs open-not bad considering we didn't get any of the lake effect Holiday Valley did. Crowds weren't ridiculous and we skied for about 5 hours almost straight. Looks like some rain this week, but not real warm and they've got a good base down. Great start!
post #66 of 77
Skied at Sunday River this past Sat & Sunday. They were running two top to bottom lifts on Locke & Barker....about 10 runs total.
No crowds, max line all weekend was maybe 5 minutes. Temps were mid-winter with highs around 20, pretty windy but tolerable.
Excellent coverage, very good fast, hardpack conditions (very little ice)and tons of nice soft manmade on the trails they were blowing on.
Big soft whales on Monday and even some nice bump lines on Risky.
Overall very very good early E Coast skiing.
post #67 of 77
I ended up going to Okemo on Sunday. I'm not 100% sure it was worth the 4am alarm and 3.5 hour drive, but I don't regret doing it either. Snow was all man-made of course, but it was consistent hard pack with no ice. Factor in the no lift lines (the singles line was always empty at least) it was a pretty good start to my season.
post #68 of 77
Skied Jiminy and was pleasantly suprised to find that they had 12 trails open and the coverage was exceptional! I've seen mid-season trails with less cover. The snow was fast and hard, and a bit crispy in spots with no ice, but towards the sides of the trails it was soft and sexy all day- and by the time we called it a day it was snowing pretty hard too. No real liftlines to speak of and I got some good pictures so I'll probably do a mini-TR when I get a chance to upload the pics. I even got to switch skis with Paul for a few runs- good times!
post #69 of 77
One word,

COLD

Oh I forgot to mention WINDY too.

Well ok a few more words. Saturday at Okemo was very nice for this early. World Cup seemed like it had 3-4" of fresh snow on it by the time I got to it about 8:30AM, skied till 12:30ish.

Sunday it was 8*F when I woke up. Sunny though. The wind died down and the view was pretty good. I was skiing down Sapphire looking at the view instead of looking at the snow, it was that good.

This was the first time in years you didn't have to worry about skiing over small rocks getting of at the top. Bring out your new skis.
post #70 of 77
Skied Holiday Valley Thursday, opening day not bad a little thin and went back Sunday and it was great. 15 trails, no lines great coverage.

See Here: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=75813
post #71 of 77
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
One word,

COLD

Oh I forgot to mention WINDY too.
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Yeah, everytime I was on the lift I had to keep reminding myself that without that cold, we wouldn't have had the snow. ...it didn't help.

I think if I had a day or two of moderate cold it would have been easier than to just dive into single digit temperatures.
post #72 of 77
Hunter was AMAZING!

I've never skied on entirely manmade snow that was that good. The coverage is great everywhere. They had way more trails open then stated and quite a few people were ducking ropes to ski on other trails.
post #73 of 77
My daughters and I went to Sugar mountain in NC Sunday night and the conditions were great for Nov. They had a foot or more of natural snow and we had a really good time.

Bryan
post #74 of 77
Powder Alert from Killington.

A foot of new snow in the past 24 hours and we're experiencing our first Powder Day of the season!

Heading into the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, we're serving up more than 40 trails and seven lifts, including the K-1 Express Gondola, Superstar Express Quad and the Ramshead Express Quad with terrain for all ability levels. Yep, we'll be feasting on the most open terrain in New England and the most open Turkey Day Trails that we've seen here at Killington in the past 10 years!

http://www.killington.com/winter/the...cam/index.html

Anyone interested in meeting for some runs at Killington on Wednesday or Thursday?
post #75 of 77
Man with VT getting all of this snow, I may head up there for the weekend. How does the weather look this upcoming weekend?
post #76 of 77
looks like more snow this weekend...
post #77 of 77
I'm thinking about driving up Saturday night, possibly just to White River Jct., grab a cheap room, ski somewhere and drive home.
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