Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Conditions, Resorts, Meet-ups, and Stoke! 2018/2019

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by dbostedo, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. wgo

    wgo Putting on skis Skier

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    I second Jim's positive assessment of Wisp. Be aware though that the top section where the various faces meet is pretty flat, so boarders (or newbie skiers who cannot skate yet) may have a bit of trouble getting around. All in all, though, a good Mid-Atlantic resort with some good skiing.
     
  2. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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  3. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    The Wisp and the surrounding lake area is a special place, especially on a non-holiday weekend. Beautiful area. I’m a bit biased though as I grew up in that area and most of my immediate family still live up there.
     
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  4. RikkiBobbi

    RikkiBobbi Booting up Skier

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    So for friday....a weekday...but before a holiday weekend...Wisp or Whitetail or Liberty?
     
  5. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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    Whitetail. It's in pretty good shape. No reason to drive extra miles for Wisp for day trip unless you get some big price break, which you'd give back on extra gas/driving. I don't think Liberty has as much variety open right now.
     


  6. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Whitetail or the Wisp would be fine but I’d expect Whitetail to be more crowded later in the day on a Friday. Massanutten would be a good possibility as well.
     
  7. RikkiBobbi

    RikkiBobbi Booting up Skier

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    If I go to Wisp I'd probably stay the night and ski until the crowds got bad on Saturday
     
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  8. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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    Nice day at the Shoe on packed pow inside a cloud. . Snowing in Davis now.
     
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  9. jonc

    jonc Booting up Skier

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    Liberty is all open except lower Strata and White Lightning. The bumps are slowly forming on lower Eastwind but are already quite large on upper Eastwind and upper Strata.
     
  10. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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    Only got 1" last night, gonna do a booze cruise at Weedgrass. Getting the FOT for freezing rain on Sat.
     
  11. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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    Skiing at WG today was nice, inspite of crowds the snow was nice to tour on. Medium density snow with no base was packing down well and climbed even better. Managed all the way to Baldy on mah fishy scales and got to ski down some sweet Adam freshly groomed down track. Wanted to get that in b4 the weather mess to come.

    Hopefully the R thing will not be too bad.
     
  12. RikkiBobbi

    RikkiBobbi Booting up Skier

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    Ended up doing 9 hrs at Whitetail. Great morning, warmed up and got pretty sloppy and slushy. I switched to Mantras at lunch and absolutely blasted through the slop. I didn't even look at the snow most runs knowing that I'd power through whatever sloshy speed bumps were built up, and there were a lot. It was crowded but mostly with beginners. If anyone was there I was the guy going way too fast using 4-6 year olds as gates.
     
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    dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    Whitetail's great for fast laps and cruising, but I hope that was supposed to have a winky face after it. ;)
     
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  14. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Liberty was in great shape tonight with all but a couple runs open and zero lift lines. We arrived around 4 with the snow falling hard and skied until around 8pm or so. Based on the snow on my truck when I hit the parking lot I’d say they got 3-4” while we were there.
     
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  15. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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    No freezy rain here in the eastern panhandle.
     
  16. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    It’s going to be cold tomorrow. I’m hoping it thins the crowds wherever I end up.
     
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  17. Dean

    Dean Booting up Skier

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    Heading to snowshoe Thursday & Friday - we'll see how much rust there is.
     
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  18. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    There's a Head Wimmins Clinic there this weekend.
     
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  19. Dean

    Dean Booting up Skier

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    Guess snowshoe had quite a bit of rain Wednesday night - lots of ice, a lot snow washed away.
    A bit of fresh snow to start covering up the ice. So lots of fast & straight for me.
     
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  20. scottyb

    scottyb Getting on the lift Skier

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    SS and Pocahontas co. had some power issues which sound like they are fixed. They should be back to snow production by now.
     

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