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The temps should stay cold enough that there just may be some real powder days for the Mid-Atlantic. The WV resorts should start the party off first. Wed should be an epic day by Mid-Atlantic standards for most area hills and dare I say even by Western standards. Someone capture the ellusive head high powder shot.
post #2 of 11
The freakin' snow belt! "Snowpocalypse, Snowmaggedon" - in the South!
The question is when will it snow in the north too where it's supposed to snow?
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The temps should stay cold enough that there just may be some real powder days for the Mid-Atlantic. The WV resorts should start the party off first. Wed should be an epic day by Mid-Atlantic standards for most area hills and dare I say even by Western standards. Someone capture the ellusive head high powder shot.

except with the exception of blue knob and timberline every resort is bunch of tools and grooms everything!
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post #5 of 11
Not true. Ski Roundtop always has two good bumps runs going, also doesn't always groom the top of the two steepest runs and has small seeded bumps on a beginner trail.


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except with the exception of blue knob and timberline every resort is bunch of tools and grooms everything!
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Originally Posted by jbprof View Post

The temps should stay cold enough that there just may be some real powder days for the Mid-Atlantic. The WV resorts should start the party off first. Wed should be an epic day by Mid-Atlantic standards for most area hills and dare I say even by Western standards. Someone capture the ellusive head high powder shot.

It's nice to see public awareness that it snows in the mid-A, but this is nothing new -- you can get powder days here all the time if you watch the ball.  I've had them as early as October and as late as April.  Storms come and go without fanfare all the time, dropping 8-16" in the WV Highlands like it's no big deal.  Were someone able to hit these dumps, I'd say they could get at least 10-15 powder days in an average season, and maybe as many as 20-25.  Heck, I had three Utah-esque powder days in a row last February at Snowshoe, with cumulative snow totals over three feet, and never saw one iota of the massive snow dump mentioned on the news or in public awareness.

Maybe it's just me, but I am getting annoyed by the city-slicker snow mentality.  It snows here all the time, you just have to pay attention to mountain weather and plan well.  We don't need coastal storms or snow in the cities to declare powder days in the mountains.
post #7 of 11
We could actually be skiing man made powder all season if the resorts didn't groom it so much. Ski Roundtop has such great snowmaking they can lay down feet overnight and when it's really cold it is lighter snow than what we every get. I wish they would leave one "powder" run a couple times a week when it's really cold. That is very feasable when they get enough of a base like they have now. Yes, I want manmade powder!
post #8 of 11
You people out west have chosen you jobs and family life over killer ski conditions.   If you really loved skiing you'd drop everything and relocate to the Mid Atlantic where the best snow is.

Well not just yet, but I can dream right??
post #9 of 11
You guys are living the dream!
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except with the exception of blue knob and timberline every resort is bunch of tools and grooms everything!

Eau contraire mon ami:
     Upper Wild Turkey -- Wintergreen
     Exhibition -- Whitetail
     Bobcat Bowl and The Face -- Wisp Resort
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Eau contraire mon ami:
     Upper Wild Turkey -- Wintergreen
     Exhibition -- Whitetail
     Bobcat Bowl and The Face -- Wisp Resort
 

Didn't Rusty report that Fanciful and Snow Dancer were ungroomed Saturday morning as well?
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