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Ski Roundtop - York County, PA

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
York keeps getting smacked by the ice storms once or twice a week, but the new (relatively) snow guns and competent crew manage to put a couple of inches of fresh machine-made down every night.

The tops of Minuteman & Exhibition get scraped off after 4 or 5 hours. The rest of the mountain (hill) is PA-Packed-Powder.

It's funny . . . conditions at roundtop can be described as "average" at best. But now that I'm a tiny bit better skier, I can ski the fluff on the sides or pick my way down between the ice patches. I appreciate roundtop (and the fact that skiing is 30 minutes away) more than I ever have.
post #2 of 21
Roundtop is a lot of fun if you like racing or bumps.

You going to be up for demos on Sat.?

I think I'll do that in the morning then make like CSA cavalry and dash west.
post #3 of 21
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I'm going Saturday, but know nuhhhhthink (Sgt Schultz) about demos.

Just went to their site and it says "Mega Demo" day. I guess I'll see you there!!

I'm large, but not tall and wear a green/black Columbia jacket. I'll be wearing black pants and skiing RX8s.

You?
post #4 of 21
Look for a Salomon/Obermeyer (brick red and tweed) combo with really nasty funky looking beetle green Dynamic SL skis and lime green boots.
post #5 of 21
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Look for a Salomon/Obermeyer (brick red and tweed) combo with really nasty funky looking beetle green Dynamic SL skis and lime green boots.
Dam, you're going to totally outclass my @$$. Nonetheless, the skiing will be good.
post #6 of 21
Glad to see there are some other Roundtop skiers here. I will be out there on Wednesday Afternoon/Evenings if anyone wants to meet up...
post #7 of 21
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outclass
only if we're having an UGLI gear comp.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Bobert540 - I sometimes do weekday afternoons. In fact, conditions this week might make it worthwhile.
post #9 of 21
How's the snow at the top of Gunbarrel? I hear it's open now.
post #10 of 21
I will definitely be there this Wednesday... Looking forward to good conditions!
post #11 of 21
I'll probably be there Monday.
post #12 of 21
If you are going to be there Sat, stop by Elan and tell Ric and Tim I said Hi.
post #13 of 21
Which is better Liberty or Roundtop? I will be in Gettysburg in maybe two weeks plan on skiing while there.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Liberty & Roundtop are pretty similar. If you're in Gettysburg, you should consider Liberty or Whitetail as they're closer.

It's PA skiing . . . don't expect Vermont.

They're blowing snow like hell right now with all this cold. Everything's open and it's all machine-made. With that said, this equipment they're using is . . . not bad.
post #15 of 21
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Liberty & Roundtop are pretty similar. If you're in Gettysburg, you should consider Liberty or Whitetail as they're closer.

It's PA skiing . . . don't expect Vermont.

They're blowing snow like hell right now with all this cold. Everything's open and it's all machine-made. With that said, this equipment they're using is . . . not bad.

Hey Mark, good meeting ya and skiing with ya.

Tim say whozzat?

Ric say 'O dat dude '


The conditions were: Weird but EXCELLENT.

The MM snow is really small-flake, and really dense. Skis with a lot of structure (including the Elan GSXs I was on in the morning ) were just plain not happy.

Otoh the Pogo Sticks were a hoot.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Had a great time skiing with comprex & batgirl, and watching you two do NASTAR.

Went back today and the snow was similar. The mid-fats that we demoed yesterday were definitely helpful.
post #17 of 21
I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to play more. Keep them toes warm, ya hear?

The conditions on Barretts on Sat. were actually my favorite flavor of Eastern skiing, cold, grippy, in a snowy tree room with lots of terrain features to play with.
post #18 of 21
Anyone know how the bumps are right now?
post #19 of 21
Bumps at the top of Ramrod were very nice yesterday (Monday). For this area conditions are very good right now. It also snowed all day up there yesterday.
post #20 of 21
Excellent! Will anyone be up there tomorrow afternoon/evening?
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Skied for a few hours today, 11-3. snow starting to firm up, but can still be called packed powder. A few icy spots appearing hither & yon.

Bob - I'll be there tomorrow, getting in around 11. As I described myself above:

"I'm large, but not tall and wear a green/black Columbia jacket. I'll be wearing black pants and skiing RX8s."
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