New England 2018/19 Northeast

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by LKLA, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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  2. LuliTheYounger

    LuliTheYounger I'm just here to bother my mom Skier

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    Bristol was great yesterday, as long as your main goal on a ski day is to get a core shot from an empty Labatt can & then accidentally ski into a pond. :D
     
  3. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    :roflmao:

    I love it. Hilarious and VERY TRUE
     
  4. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    Pretty sure that's what all of Hunter would look like if they didn't blow snow.
     
  5. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    I go into every ski day with no expectations. This way it's almost always better than I anticipate. ;)
     
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  6. hespeler

    hespeler Putting on skis Skier

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    Went to Windham yesterday for a change of pace from Hunter and there were similar patches of brown throughout the mountain. Really not sure what the place is gonna look like this weekend.
     
  7. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    Magic really needs snow. The lower mountain was doing ok and while the steeper trails down from the summit were holding their own other trails are showing lots of wear. I had a "fun" run down from the summit as the blue I chose had exposed rocks and ice everywhere. I hugged the strip of powder on skiers left and skied down. You know it's bad when Patrol talks you out of going down the blue on the west side and said that the steep black is in better shape. Bromley is till likely holding it's own but I'll be there Saturday for that assessment. What goes up will come down. It'll get cold again and the groomers will get out and do their thing. We're getting at the point where people aren't making snow and will have to get on with what's left so is there enough base for the smaller places to hang. I think all will ultimately be fine because the past couple years have proven March to be very snowy so all should shake out ok. Plan to ski my head rally's all this weekend because we're headed back into a freeze.
     
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  8. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    :crossfingers: for March!
     
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  9. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    Fingers crossed!!!!!! This is my first season skiing Magic so I have no idea how long they typically go on. I'm done teaching at Bromley for the season on March 10th so I'm hoping for some Magic time before we switch over to Killington.
     
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  10. CalG

    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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    I Hear.......

    Jay is on a path to a record snow year.

    250+ inches so far.

    I would like to confirm this... ;-)

    Smuggs seems to be OK as well.
     
  11. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    It's not the snow, it's the rain.
     
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  12. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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  13. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    At one point during the EpicSki days you had a post about New England conditions guarantee; the only guarantee was the guarantee?

    This season seems like a good time to resurrect that gem.
     
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  14. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Corn all day today at Bretton Woods. The snow was warm and wet, but never rubber-cementy.
    Nobody there; trails were empty. No crowd-control issues, no nothing to complain about.
    Everything off-piste/ungroomed was closed... despite the fact that a ski patroller told me the glades were skiing great.
    How how did he know that? ogwink
    Good day for working on slow turns with precise foot/leg management.
     
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  15. x10003q

    x10003q Getting off the lift Skier

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  16. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Rain predicted for Bretton Woods today. I'll pack an extra pair of ski pants just in case.
    I wonder who will show up for lessons....

    Whoops, nope. Rain should stop by the time the lifts open. 40 degrees predicted today. Some of the glades are open. Oh boy, slush bumps!
     
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  17. Marker

    Marker XLTL Skier

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    Not skiing this weekend, but will head up to Killington a little early on Thursday for President's weekend to beat the rush (damn that thing called work). The forecast is looking good with decent snow on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, and on Friday. I hope to get my powder boards out again after last week's fun.
     
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  18. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I have better natural snow coverage in my backyard than Huntah :P
     
  19. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    They don't have Verizon. We live 25 miles from Boston and my kids' AT&T is spotty.
     
  20. Wilhelmson

    Wilhelmson Out on the slopes Skier

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    I always suspected they sometimes closed the glades on weekends to save them for the locals. Perhaps that's not the case.

    As you know, the lower entrance to John Graves off Starking is always open. And you can take snowshoe to the catrack to the side entrance of Roz. Take the secret right off avalon after aggaziz to covertly access the chutes. Halfway down grannys go into the woods on the right and follow the deer path, look out for branches under the snow.
     
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