EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › EpicSki Community › Trip Reports  › Conditions this weekend at NY mountains?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Conditions this weekend at NY mountains? - Page 2

post #31 of 52
Don't get me wrong, I think Stowe is one of the best mountains in the NE. The conditions the day I skied there weren't good, especially compared to the two other mtns I skied last week. The good part was that Stowe had ski club appreciation week & I was able to get a ticket for only $40. If I had come a day earlier I could have saved a buck because they had $39 tickets for St. Pats day. I mostly ski at Killington because it's the closest mtn. to our house in VT. & I have a season pass. I like to ski different places occasionally & purchase a couple of books of VT. passports so I can do it without paying full freight. I even skied northern NH earlier this year & hope to make a trek up to the LOAF before the end of the season. Might even head out west if I can find a cheap package deal which usually become available in April. Two seasons ago I spent 5 days in a nice hotel at Breck which was right across the street from the chair, 4 days lift tickets good for Breck, Keystone, Arapahoe, Vail & Beaver Creek. round trip air from NYC to Denver & a rental car for the week for $389. How can you say no to deals like that? It cost me $100 more to upgrade to an SUV which I wound up needing because it snowed almost everyday & I skied all the areas mentioned that week except BC.
post #32 of 52
I just spent the day at Bellayre with KeeTov and the coverage is just unbelievable!  It did get soft after lunch so we quit around 2 ish, but the morning was just fantastic....lots of soft bumps and they have some serious snow stockpiled at the top of the two triples with midstations...I mean huge piles..I'm not too good with trail or lift names....

they should easily make it to April....
post #33 of 52
Definitely excellent spring conditions in the Catskills this weekend.  My daughter and I were at Plattekill on Saturday and Hunter today - there was bright sun both days (I thought it was supposed to shower today?) a huge amount of snow, very few thin spots and everything open.  I'm wiped out from all the bumps though!
post #34 of 52
 Skied Jiminy yesterday - actually awesome workout. I think the legs were shredded, knees were aching, and walking was tough after. Mountain was pretty sparse and the corn powder was heavy. For those who know, the best skiing was on Jericho, though mogul lovers would have found much to do also. Gentle blues and traverse were brutal, face-plant threat was ever present, and I think back-seat skiing happened involuntarily regardless as soon as speed picked up and skis acted like they were going to toss me over the handlebars, and these are powerhouse skis (Sultan Legend 85's).

Did Catamount today, avoided Catapult, mogul-city. Corn heavy snow, and the workout with Mike Tyson on the legs continued...but enjoyed it nonetheless, mountain deserted.

This could be it as this area is expecting a couple of days of rain and 60deg temperature.
post #35 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkstar1974 View Post

 hey steamboat...i just got back from stowe this morning.  skied friday and saturday and had a similar experience.  friday was 60+ degrees on the hill and by noon, what snow was left was more like new york city slush.  it was really fun skiing in a base layer with sleeves rolled up.  i still had a really good time up there, my legs are definitely feeling it after pushing around that mashed potatoes for 2 days.  however it was 27 degrees when i pulled out of there at 6am this morning.  

curious what kinda of skis were you on?
post #36 of 52
was skiing on Volkl AC-40's.
post #37 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKI-3PO View Post

Definitely excellent spring conditions in the Catskills this weekend.  My daughter and I were at Plattekill on Saturday and Hunter today - there was bright sun both days (I thought it was supposed to shower today?) a huge amount of snow, very few thin spots and everything open.  I'm wiped out from all the bumps though!

3PO, Catskills were definitely nice this weekend! We got lucky with the clouds disappearing entirely by the afternoon. I was at Windham yesterday and it was just fantastic. T-shirts and sun tans by the end of the day, and yes, I am also really wiped out, but Windham's bumps are fantastic to work on technique! And RR, there were still plenty of runs to "tip and rip." I'm liking that phrase .

I'd love to get back up to Plattekill...the only time I was there was last year when they only had two trails open, but it was a lot of fun.
post #38 of 52
 I think Bellayre can stay open longer than any other area in the Catskills, but I’m not sure if last year law suite from hunter and Windham has changed that? But Belleayre has the best closing of all, free BBQ on the deck and free drink at the bar….it’s great. We would love to get back to Plattekill this year, but no time. We are off to smugg’s this weekend for jello fest... The following weekend were at Stratton for jello fest 2, after that it’s a week at Killington and every weekend into May at Killington... we got there $160 spring pass.. What a great deal!
post #39 of 52
Catamount closed for the season this week, expected, Sunday itself it was getting thin, and then the rain. Jiminy is progressively closing trails as per website, not sure they will make it past this weekend. Funny, how ski seasons are getting shorter in the N-East and all the snow is landing in the bible-belt or belly of the country.
post #40 of 52
It looks like Belleayre will pull the plug on 4/4.
Still plenty of snow ,but no numbers.
post #41 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkstar1974 View Post

was skiing on Volkl AC-40's.

you should have been fine on those but I was skiing on a ski that was 26mm wider under foot and full rocker. the ski felt just right and rather nimble in that stuff.
post #42 of 52
The one year when spring condition is perfect and I'm free to cut work (boss on vacation), I'm stuck with a non-skiing visitor!

Cry me a river ...waaaaa...
post #43 of 52
Thread Starter 
 Take em tubing...
post #44 of 52

I'm going to hunter tomorrow (Friday) and I'm so pissed!


My wife was breaking my balls about going today and I was getting more pissed every time I went outside and saw the weather.
 

Now its raining overnight and it will be 25 degrees tomorrw with 16 mph winds. They forecast says snow for the last 3 hours of precip. I hope I get lucky and they get a few inches!

Otherwise my wife will find out that my "last day of the season" gets a do-over!

post #45 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post




you should have been fine on those but I was skiing on a ski that was 26mm wider under foot and full rocker. the ski felt just right and rather nimble in that stuff.

I hear ya.  They certainly were skiable, just felt like something else might have been a little more fun.  After hearing what you were skiing, something 100mm or so underfoot with some rocker to keep the tips from catching in the soft bumps would have probably been really nice.  Oh well, just another reason to get back out there and do it again!
post #46 of 52

Hunter is closed tomorrow and friday. They will make a decision about this weekend but I'm hearing that its closing.

I skied today and had a great time. Tons of bare spots but still plenty of areas with coverage. Some walking was required.

Hellgate had a big bare spot at the top with a 24" path skiers right. Pretty hairy because you had to just straight line that path. Once clear you could find coverage all the way back to the quad.

Belt pky had tons of bare patches but skiable. Huega was actually pretty good too but hiking was involved to get to midstation.

I didn't have time to hike over to east side drive or minya konka but they coverage looked best over there. I guess because its the shadier side of the mountain.


I skied a few runs from the summit then did about a bunch of runs on madison ave. I enjoyed madison the most because I could go a lot faster because of better coverage.

If it was february it would say worst day ever, but in 85 degree weather, skiing in shorts and a t-shirt, it was awesome!


Looks like its over since hunter is closed and my wife is pregnant so I can't even get to Vermont let alone out west.

Johnny


 

post #47 of 52
Thread Starter 
 I was contemplating driving up for closing day, since I have never experienced that, but have since changed my mind....90 degrees....beach time.
post #48 of 52
Anybody know how belleayre is doing?
post #49 of 52
Richie, skiing in shorts and a t-shirt is quite an experience.

Skiing with all those bare spots is also quite an exprience, but not in a good way.


Bump Skier -  I imagine they are all closed. Hunter was supposed to open sat and sun, but I highly doubt it.

Johnny
post #50 of 52
Sugarbush is saying the upper mountain is getting washed out. Steins still has good cover & they claim Spring Fling too but who cares.

Killington is still in decent shape but for how long. I know Superstar still has plenty of cover.

I've already had several long sleeve t-shirt days.

Never show skin, you'll get cut up if you fall.

I only do this when the East gets washed out early which I believe it has but I'm heading west my friends.

Alta & Snowbird were closed yesterday as was the canyon road in & out.

To much snow & avalanche danger.

I'll be there Sunday for the week.

Meeting my buds in VT. the following Saturday for the last hoorah for us at Killington.

Hope it stays warm up there for a good BBQ & booze tailgate party.

After that I think the fat lady has sung.

I was hoping it would last till striped bass season opens May 1.

Gotta get the fishing stuff ready.

Last week after the rain was the week for VT.

Everything was still open & it was 65 & bluebird skies on the mountains.

It will go down as a good year.
post #51 of 52
Hunter & Windham closed for the season. Bellearye is still open.

Most Vt. ski areas are still open but the majority will be closing this weekend. Okemo is closing today.

Killington, Sugarbush & Jay will remain open with Killington & Jay having the most open terrain. Sugarbush has the Super Bravo lift going accessing Steins & Spring Fling only.
post #52 of 52
Last day for me today at Killington.  It was a blast.  Kind of soft, but the firmness moved around the trail with the warmth and the bumps were superb.  It was on the cold side and I am glad I brought my warmer stuff so I could change out of short sleeves.  Bare spots opened up throughout the day, mostly at the transitions.  You could get around easily, but you had to pick your way.

Nobody there and $39 for a ticket, if you have a season pass from another mountain.  No wonder they want to close early.

Nice way to finish it up.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Trip Reports
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › EpicSki Community › Trip Reports  › Conditions this weekend at NY mountains?