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Any ideas on if the east will survive this rain?

post #1 of 22
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Well, accuweather is predicting 1-3 inches of RAIN and bad flooding for this weekend... with temps around 50-60.  Will this put an end to our spring skiing?  Just wanted to see everybodys thoughts. 
post #2 of 22
The rain isn't going to hit Sugarloaf.

I am confident that Sugarloaf will flirt with May 1st.!!

Spring is on it's way.!!....Yippee.!!
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post

The rain isn't going to hit Sugarloaf.

I am confident that Sugarloaf will flirt with May 1st.!!

Spring is on it's way.!!....Yippee.!!
We are in NNJ.  Is it worth the LONG drive to the Loaf (never been so I am intriqued) for 2-3 days skiing?  How long a drive is it anyway?  
post #4 of 22
I'm getting nervous...I'm in Boston, and I haven't had my fill of skiing yet this year at all. Was hoping to do a day or two in VT next week....but Ullr seems to have departed for the Southern Hemisphere prematurely...
post #5 of 22
No problem...lots of snow up north. I'm sure we'll be in for at least one or two more dumps. It's only March 11th. St Patty's day storm is on its way! Have faith!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by skibumm100 View Post

No problem...lots of snow up north. I'm sure we'll be in for at least one or two more dumps. It's only March 11th. St Patty's day storm is on its way! Have faith!
I hope so!
post #7 of 22
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We are in NNJ.  Is it worth the LONG drive to the Loaf (never been so I am intriqued) for 2-3 days skiing?  How long a drive is it anyway?  

 

It is worth the drive. I ski with a guy from NJ 2 or 3 times a year. He drives up. I can tell you it is roughly 3 hours from Portland, Maine.

And yes, the mountain will definately keep you happy for 3 days. There are a million turns on that mountain and the skiing is great, right now. 100% open.
post #8 of 22
Looks like the worst of the rain will be along the coast.  Northern NE should be OK and not hurt too bad.  Weather next week looks decent if a bit warm.  At least the wet base won't turn bullet proof.
post #9 of 22
 I was just at Mount Snow yesterday, that's Southern VT.  There is a ton of snow and I can't see a rainstorm doing a lot of damage, it will just filter through the snow.

Don't worry, we WILL survive this rain.  Ye of little faith.
post #10 of 22
Upstate NY - catamount, jiminy could be iffy and that's we are headed.
post #11 of 22
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Upstate NY - catamount, jiminy could be iffy and that's we are headed.

I think jiminy will be fine... not sure about catamount.  Any ideas on hunter and windham?
post #12 of 22
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I think jiminy will be fine... not sure about catamount.  Any ideas on hunter and windham?

Both have extremely strong bases so I'm pretty sure they'll both be fine, and probably Hunter more so...
post #13 of 22
 catamount and butternut closed today because of rain. jiminy open but we will not go, got a beginner we wanted to introduce to skiing at the Cat's mountain cats school which is really good and jiminy more of a haul plus high winds expected there along with rain, so getting everything lined up seems a bit impractical for someone's first time on skis. oh well, it hurts but cest la vie
post #14 of 22
Snow was accumulating rapidly near the peak of Mt. Tecumseh (Waterville Valley) yesterday. It didn't really feel like it was raining at the base, but we got really wet, so whatever was falling was melting on us quickly. The WV website claimed that 11" of snow had fallen in the past day. Definitely heavy stuff, but it's coverage. With the wind, it was a weird mix of old ice and new piles of thick stuff. Not a day for me to try to ski fast, but a fun day to mess around in the trees.
It's so weird to drive a few miles away from the hill and see no snow on the ground, but the mountains still have it. It's going to be awfully warm later this week, but the snow should still stick for a while.
post #15 of 22
Any updates for Snowshoe, WV? 
post #16 of 22
Killington got a wintery mix with 10 inches reported over the 2 days.  Really unconfortable yesterday with snow showers and drizzle, but sunny with bluebird skies today.  Basically little or no damage to the base, maybe even a bit of help.  Skiing to late April-early May looks possible. 
post #17 of 22
That's great news - I think I'm heading there on Sunday. Thanks for the report!
post #18 of 22
Appalachian NC has targeted April 11th as their last planned day of operations.  Beech is closing this Saturday with TONS OF SNOW!  Not sure about Sugar.
post #19 of 22

$17 St. Pats Day ticket at Mt. Ellen (Sugarbush) in the morning. Off to Stowe Thurs. Then to Jay Fri. That's my plan & I'm sticking to it. Weather looks great.

If it's like any other year in VT. we'll be skiing to at least the end of April, maybe even May...

post #20 of 22
Took my daughter to Bretton Woods yesterday, she loves the trees and we try to go once a year.
Things were mixed for the whole day, but the mix changed dramatically after lunch. In the morning, some of the groomers were OK, but the trees were a disaster...hard, rutted ice. We did a few loops on Waumbek, which was fun, and then headed over to the other side of the mountain. I always like Bode's, but we got to the dropoff and I was horrified...huge moguls of solid ice. Falling is one thing, but falling on those boulders...we took the skis off and hiked back up to some groomed stuff, which I thought Bode's usually was. My daughter let me know that I missed an "ungroomed terrain" sign.
We took a few more groomer spins and had lunch. The sun came out, and it was markedly warmer. The groomers quickly turned to mush, but the trees...oh, man, were they fun. We just did laps in Wild West and some of the other glades in that area, and really had a wonderful time. Had to watch out for bare patches, but just heavenly skiing, otherwise.
We stopped off in Waterville Valley to rest a bit and drop our equipment off, and I saw a huge bare patch on True Grit and and brown line all the way across Lower Bobby's. Barring some crazy spring storm, ski season is over for us.
post #21 of 22
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Took my daughter to Bretton Woods yesterday, she loves the trees and we try to go once a year.
Things were mixed for the whole day, but the mix changed dramatically after lunch. In the morning, some of the groomers were OK, but the trees were a disaster...hard, rutted ice. We did a few loops on Waumbek, which was fun, and then headed over to the other side of the mountain. I always like Bode's, but we got to the dropoff and I was horrified...huge moguls of solid ice. Falling is one thing, but falling on those boulders...we took the skis off and hiked back up to some groomed stuff, which I thought Bode's usually was. My daughter let me know that I missed an "ungroomed terrain" sign.
We took a few more groomer spins and had lunch. The sun came out, and it was markedly warmer. The groomers quickly turned to mush, but the trees...oh, man, were they fun. We just did laps in Wild West and some of the other glades in that area, and really had a wonderful time. Had to watch out for bare patches, but just heavenly skiing, otherwise.
We stopped off in Waterville Valley to rest a bit and drop our equipment off, and I saw a huge bare patch on True Grit and and brown line all the way across Lower Bobby's. Barring some crazy spring storm, ski season is over for us.

so your going to quit skiing because of some bare patches? that is pretty lame bare patches make other wise boring runs narrow more fun chute with chances to gap over them. So much more fun than mid season.
post #22 of 22
Well, I also knew that heavy rain is expected this week, and no snow to speak of.
If a miracle happens and 5-6" of snow gets dumped, we'll be back.
If not, the patches are going to be the snow, not the mud.
And, we'll have to slog around in the mud in the parking lot, around the lodge, etc.
Have fun with it if it's your bag...more power to you...not my idea of fun.
(I also gave away my rock skis...that factors in the decision)


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so your going to quit skiing because of some bare patches? that is pretty lame bare patches make other wise boring runs narrow more fun chute with chances to gap over them. So much more fun than mid season.
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