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Anyone else looking at the snowfall totals in the NE today. Think it will be enough for any resorts to open this weekend?

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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Anyone else looking at the snowfall totals in the NE today. Think it will be enough for any resorts to open this weekend?



no

 

come on even it was enough to ski on the resort have no employes ready to open. 

 

people will be skiing tomorrow just 100 percent self served. 

 

sorry but there has only been one exception to one snowfall causing an opening of anything and that was the 40+ inches dumped by the wilma Snowicane October, 25th, 2005. 

 

alot of people dont even realize that feet of snow feel uphigh in the 'dack, greens and whites.

 

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let me repeat there is 2 feet of snow in some areas up high. very skiable on a grassy slope. Someone go get it!

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Ski areas don't open unless there is about 20"-25"+ of base (packed).  Rocky mountian areas need a lot more, hills of grass don't need that much.  I do recall a small hill in MInnesota opening for a few days in mid October once. 

Take your rock skis and go hike for some turns, I probably would, but beware.. 12 inches (or less) of soft snow on top of a rock or little stump can be devestating.

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Ski areas don't open unless there is about 20"-25"+ of base (packed).  Rocky mountian areas need a lot more, hills of grass don't need that much.  I do recall a small hill in MInnesota opening for a few days in mid October once. 

Take your rock skis and go hike for some turns, I probably would, but beware.. 12 inches (or less) of soft snow on top of a rock or little stump can be devestating.



at whiteface they got over 2 feet and its still coming down........

 

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And it's wet so it will freeze up and be it's own base.  Could actually be good, but the ski resorts won't open for this unless there is a lot more snow and coverage to the base.

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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post

And it's wet so it will freeze up and be it's own base.  Could actually be good, but the ski resorts won't open for this unless there is a lot more snow and coverage to the base.


its not as wet as your would think. I bet there someone gets faceshots tomorrow in New York. Your close why no go up to whiteface and report back!

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The only problem with wet snow is that it is slow. 12" plus and it is skiable.
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Wet snow freezes at night.  It makes for a better base.

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people are skiing this is Highways Star getting ready to drop in

 

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I headed to Killington, booted up the hill and got some turns in.  It was super heavy snow, probably 18 inches or so of it.  Fun stuff getting to ski in October. 

 

I took some comical wipeouts due to my lack of technical skill in such snow and short, not so wide rock skis which i chose to bring.  If you slowed down, put too much pressure on one ski trying to turn/stop like you or would on hardpack or got too forward and got under the snow even an inch or so, it stopped the offending ski like cement.  Overall, lots of fun.

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Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post

I headed to Killington, booted up the hill and got some turns in.  It was super heavy snow, probably 18 inches or so of it.  Fun stuff getting to ski in October. 

 

I took some comical wipeouts due to my lack of technical skill in such snow and short, not so wide rock skis which i chose to bring.  If you slowed down, put too much pressure on one ski trying to turn/stop like you or would on hardpack or got too forward and got under the snow even an inch or so, it stopped the offending ski like cement.  Overall, lots of fun.



you could have ran nice powder skis in that stuff it was like cream cheese.

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you could have ran nice powder skis in that stuff it was like cream cheese.


That ranked high on my thoughts as i plowed through it.  Alas, i wasn't thinking so clearly when I packed up yesterday afternoon.

 

 

...not that I technically have nice powder skis, but i do have some that are notably longer and wider than what i was on today and I was wishing for them.

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Skied it yesterday. Pretty good day over all. 14 inches about. skies High Line and Double Dipper at the Big K

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