Just curious, what is it that gives a mountain a reputation for ice. You have mountains like Whiteface and Cannon that are notorious for being extremely icy, yet other mountains nearby aren't plauged by the ice they get. It's not like a blanket of ice falls just on those mountains, so what is it that causes icy conditions. Is it snowboarders scraping off the top layer of snow, bad grooming, bad snow making? Do these mountains sometimes just take a bad rap because they have some icy trails, or is it because they poorly manage their snow?
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10/30/09 at 7:42am