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NY deserves it!

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
About time we got some new snow! Getting pretty hard around here! Highlights as of Monday:

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE
FROM TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 INCHES OR MORE. TRAVEL CONDITIONS COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS...

ANOTHER 4 TO 7 INCHES IS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE BULK
OF THE SNOW SHIFTS SOUTH OF THE AREA TOWARD TUESDAY MORNING. IN THE MOST PERSISTENT BANDS...THE SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT THE RATE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR.... ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM TRACKING NORTHEAST FROM TEXAS COULD DUMP A WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. REMEMBER THIS IS JUST A WATCH AT THIS TIME. WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED WHEN WE ARE MORE
CERTAIN.

THESE BANDS, WHICH WERE PRODUCING SNOWFALL AT THE RATE OF OVER AN INCH AN HOUR IN SPOTS, WILL REMAIN FAIRLY STATIONARY THROUGH 6. THE BANDS WILL THEN CONSOLIDATE AND
BE FOCUSED MAINLY ACROSS THE TUG HILL REGION.



Not that we really deserve it.... kinda like a BJ.... just happy to get it!
post #2 of 25
Sick day Wednesday.
post #3 of 25
Going to work is gonna suck....


You think people would be used to snow by now.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
You think people would be used to snow by now.
If one doesn't like winter, he/she would be really sick of snow by now (if not much earlier). Plenty of those whiners around here.
post #5 of 25
Looks like I will have to be at Hunter again this coming weekend.
post #6 of 25
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Sick day Wednesday.
x2
post #7 of 25
Shaping up to be a disappointing storm once again. I might actually have to go to work today if the snow doesn't pick up soon.

Meteorologists must get paid on the inches of snow they predict.
post #8 of 25
Yesterday may have been the best groomer day I've had on the East Coast in a long time. The snow at Gore was great all over the mountain, not a breath of wind, and not a cloud in the sky. Rumors was open from the top and the bumps were round, well-spaced and unbelievably soft. Truly hero snow.

NWS predicting 9-14" at Gore today and tonight. Today and tomorrow may be a bit uglier weather-wise, but the conditions should rock.

Glad I chose this week not to work
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Shaping up to be a disappointing storm once again. I might actually have to go to work today if the snow doesn't pick up soon.

Meteorologists must get paid on the inches of snow they predict.
Here on LI we got 4" of snow, and now its 37* and climbing and torrential raining...most likely will or is doing the same on the mts.
post #10 of 25
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Still snowing here! Headed out to ski in 30 minutes.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Here on LI we got 4" of snow, and now its 37* and climbing and torrential raining...most likely will or is doing the same on the mts.
Almost no snow in Boston. a couple, maybe 3 inches. It's getting warmer - I just went outside and it's sleet now. The forecast has us at almost 8 hours of rain starting soon, so we'll probably be back to brown lawns in no time...

North of here, though, looks like a decent amount of snow with a little bit of freezing rain. my folks just said they're still expecting 8-10 in extreme southern VT, with a little more up north.
post #12 of 25
Fox news just reported upto 14" in VT

Hunter has sleet.
post #13 of 25
We only got about 5 or so inches of sugary powder before sleet/freeze rain started. First hour of skiing was good, but high winds made windblown packed pow conditions. Then sleet and freeze rain made visibilty nill...ice on goggles, helmets, poles, skis, jackets, pants, everything. By the time we left, any untracked had 1/8" of ice on top to bust through. Raining heavily on the way home

post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
We only got about 5 or so inches of sugary powder before sleet/freeze rain started. First hour of skiing was good, but high winds made windblown packed pow conditions. Then sleet and freeze rain made visibilty nill...ice on goggles, helmets, poles, skis, jackets, pants, everything. By the time we left, any untracked had 1/8" of ice on top to bust through. Raining heavily on the way home


That sucks. You know what sucks even more, I wasn't able to get out of work for this morning, but was able to leave early... at roughly rain o'clock. Oh well I got other stuff I can do.
post #15 of 25
Bummer, Billy.
We've got about 6 inches here right now and should transition to sleet soon, but the Whites might get 20".
I am THERE this weekend!


Funny, most of the accidents here were this AM when we only had 1" or so. So many people wanted to zoom around at their normal speeds and whip around between lanes as if it were dry...saw 5-6 of those cars totally buried in the medians and shoulders. I kept it between 60 and 70, took lane changes VERY slowly and only when I had to, and had proper respect for the bridges. Plus had 4 dudes named Blizzak helping me out.
post #16 of 25
That storm is hitting us in Maine right now. Out the window we are down to a half mile visibility. Sugarloaf is due to get upwards of 2 feet. Snow to water ratio 15 to 1. Weather man said prepare for 18 to 20 hours of snow.

It's blitzing and I am skiing Saddleback tomorrow. Should be epic. Radar looks real good.
post #17 of 25
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Made it to Lab... weird conditions! Never rained in Syracuse but it had down there. Skied on 4 inches pushed into small piles then covered by a skim of freezing rain. Was tough if you weren't paying attention. Went in to the bar for a quick beer and the snow started falling hard. Made a few more runs after that and it was much better but the light was totally flat.

On the plus side... I was talking to a guy in the bar, just BSing skiing. He mentioned a place near Cortland called Intermont. I guess it is a old hill, long closed. I guess you can still ski / hike it. Anyone know anything about it? Here is what I could find with a quick search. http://skikabbalah.com/lostNY/INTERMONT.htm

Looks like it is Solon, NY on North Tower Rd.
post #18 of 25
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On the plus side... I was talking to a guy in the bar, just BSing skiing. He mentioned a place near Cortland called Intermont. I guess it is a old hill, long closed. I guess you can still ski / hike it. Anyone know anything about it? Here is what I could find with a quick search. http://skikabbalah.com/lostNY/INTERMONT.htm

Looks like it is Solon, NY on North Tower Rd.
Look on Google Earth. Looks like this might be it:

Lat: 42°38'31.64"N
Long: 76° 0'3.48"W
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
We only got about 5 or so inches of sugary powder before sleet/freeze rain started. First hour of skiing was good, but high winds made windblown packed pow conditions. Then sleet and freeze rain made visibilty nill...ice on goggles, helmets, poles, skis, jackets, pants, everything. By the time we left, any untracked had 1/8" of ice on top to bust through. Raining heavily on the way home

I went to Hunter. I left my house in NJ at 5:45, and what is usually a 2 hour drive became 2:45, thanks Nokian, passing 3 jackknifed semis and several cars off the road. I was on the hill a little after 9:00 and jumped on the quad. As I was riding up, I heard on my patrol radio that they were closing the quad due to wind. With no way back to the top, I stayed there waiting for the West side to open. I also gathered up about 8 friends as they got off the lift and I stopped them from going down the front.
At 9:20, still haven't had a run down the main mountain, but we had about 5 inches on the ground and still coming. We ripped a fresh run down Wayout, up Z lift, got first tracks on Annapurna, got almost fresh tracks on Claires, then several more on Annapurna. The mountain had D and B-lifts running, neither of which went to the top, and planned to run a shuttle to the west side but the road hadn't been plowed yet. My freinds and I, along with maybe a dozen others, tore up the west side until the first shuttle arrived about 11am. I stayed until about noon, grabbed lunch up top, and it came over the radio that Z lift was also closing for wind. Patrol asked me to help close the west side as I was off-duty, so I got 1 more run on it., where the shuttle took us back to the front. Took a run on D-lift, when the mountain got a snowsprite to take me and several other patrollers up to the top of the mountain. About 2pm, it turned to r@#n. I took out the AT gear I have stashed at the summit, skied down Jimmy Huega and skinned back up. I would have done it again, but the rain put a breakable frozen layer over the soft snow. I hung out up top to do sweep in the mixed precip at the end of the day. I'm typing this in my ski house across the parking lot from Hunter and it's lightly snowing. Overall, we got about 8 inches topped off with rain, and on my last run at 4:30, the top was breakable crust down to the top of the lower lifts, then the tracked up snow skied really sweet on the trial I swept, Gun Hill. I hope it dries out before it freezes, and the new snow fills it in. We'll see what tomorrow rings.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by ManDown View Post
Made it to Lab... weird conditions! Never rained in Syracuse but it had down there. Skied on 4 inches pushed into small piles then covered by a skim of freezing rain. Was tough if you weren't paying attention. Went in to the bar for a quick beer and the snow started falling hard. Made a few more runs after that and it was much better but the light was totally flat.

On the plus side... I was talking to a guy in the bar, just BSing skiing. He mentioned a place near Cortland called Intermont. I guess it is a old hill, long closed. I guess you can still ski / hike it. Anyone know anything about it? Here is what I could find with a quick search. http://skikabbalah.com/lostNY/INTERMONT.htm

Looks like it is Solon, NY on North Tower Rd.

I had read about this too, maybe on Nelsap or a similar site. Been thinking about checking it out. Found another one on Oran Delphi Rd near the intersection of 20, operational in the 70s I guess. Then there is Anderland in Homer (actually Little York), still pretty visible, makes 4 Seasons look like Blackcomb.

Heard a rumor that one of the local ski clubs ran a liftless area somewhere in Otisco in the 50s. That could be an interesting find.

Oh and on the weather front, I had to go to Syracuse from Cortland last night. Left Cortland at 5pm, went to Pet Smart on Erie Blvd., spent 20 minutes there, ran up to Wescott to grab some take out maybe 10 minutes waiting there, went back to Cortland. Wasn't home until just after 9. Took 4 hours to do what would normally take 2. Nothing like being on 81 in a whiteout of a drift (couldn't see the front of my car) and being passed by a tractor trailer doing at least 60. Got off and took 11 home. Screw that noise.
post #21 of 25
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Nothing like being on 81 in a whiteout of a drift (couldn't see the front of my car) and being passed by a tractor trailer doing at least 60. Got off and took 11 home. Screw that noise.
Smart move. My worst snow driving experiences have all been whiteouts in upstate NY, on major highways. The tractor trailers don't scare me nearly as much as the SUV drivers who think they've got nothing to worry about on a slippery road. I've seen a couple of wild SUV spinouts into the ditch at 60mph...
post #22 of 25
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The tractor trailers don't scare me nearly as much as the SUV drivers who think they've got nothing to worry about on a slippery road. I've seen a couple of wild SUV spinouts into the ditch at 60mph...
I see that everyday.

4/AWD+all season radials=bad scene
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post
I went to Hunter. I left my house in NJ at 5:45, and what is usually a 2 hour drive became 2:45, thanks Nokian, passing 3 jackknifed semis and several cars off the road. I was on the hill a little after 9:00 and jumped on the quad. As I was riding up, I heard on my patrol radio that they were closing the quad due to wind. With no way back to the top, I stayed there waiting for the West side to open. I also gathered up about 8 friends as they got off the lift and I stopped them from going down the front.
At 9:20, still haven't had a run down the main mountain, but we had about 5 inches on the ground and still coming. We ripped a fresh run down Wayout, up Z lift, got first tracks on Annapurna, got almost fresh tracks on Claires, then several more on Annapurna. The mountain had D and B-lifts running, neither of which went to the top, and planned to run a shuttle to the west side but the road hadn't been plowed yet. My freinds and I, along with maybe a dozen others, tore up the west side until the first shuttle arrived about 11am. I stayed until about noon, grabbed lunch up top, and it came over the radio that Z lift was also closing for wind. Patrol asked me to help close the west side as I was off-duty, so I got 1 more run on it., where the shuttle took us back to the front. Took a run on D-lift, when the mountain got a snowsprite to take me and several other patrollers up to the top of the mountain. About 2pm, it turned to r@#n. I took out the AT gear I have stashed at the summit, skied down Jimmy Huega and skinned back up. I would have done it again, but the rain put a breakable frozen layer over the soft snow. I hung out up top to do sweep in the mixed precip at the end of the day. I'm typing this in my ski house across the parking lot from Hunter and it's lightly snowing. Overall, we got about 8 inches topped off with rain, and on my last run at 4:30, the top was breakable crust down to the top of the lower lifts, then the tracked up snow skied really sweet on the trial I swept, Gun Hill. I hope it dries out before it freezes, and the new snow fills it in. We'll see what tomorrow rings.
Thanks for the detailed description.

Does anybody know how the conditions are after the storm and the rain? Yesterday, today?
post #24 of 25
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Thanks for the detailed description.

Does anybody know how the conditions are after the storm and the rain? Yesterday, today?
Yesterday (Thursday) was nice. sunshine, mid 20's. Everything, except the west side, was groomed, and with the new snow plowed in, made for a really nice surface.
I don't think we got that much rain, just enough to stop Wednesday's fun.
post #25 of 25

Wife & I were at Gore M-W. A perfect 3 days capped with an over the top Wednesday.

 

Pulled out of the lot at 4pm and headed back to Bucks County,Pa. Normally that's a 4.5 hour ride. Snow/ice made it a 6.5 hour ride. We are not complaining at all. Rarely do we hit a powder day.

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