Which areas beside Killington and Sunday River will try to open in early Nov. or even Oct.?

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  • edited October 2017
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  • I got the word from my best source.  Killington is blowing snow.  (10/16) and several of my "crazier than me" friends are going up to earn some turns tomorrow.  Long walk for a few hundred vertical!
  • Superstar or Rime or both?
  • obienick said:

    Superstar or Rime or both?

    My friends are hiking up to Rime tomorrow AM.  They didn't mention Superstar.
  • I meant to ask if they were blowing on both.
  • Guns have been on on Upper Rime since daylight hours according to Instagram

  • SundayRiver is blowing hard on T2!
  • edited October 2017
    Oak Mountain in the ADKs test fired early this morning....



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  • You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • slatham said:

    Any snowmaking over the next week is either a test, or a mistake.

    I like the use of the word mistake here.
  • JMaul said:
    You don't turn on that many guns as just a test.  I have photos which I will post later of my friends skiing there today.
  • edited October 2017
    Yes, you do. There are people in these forums that work in Operations for ski areas, who talk to other ski areas. You picking up what I'm laying down yet?

    It was a test/green run/trial whatever you want to call it. The point of which is two fold: it serves as good marketing, and it is an integrated test of both men and equipment prior to production. You charge your water to full pressure, you run your air, and your staff gets back in the groove and the green horns get to see what it's about prior to getting in the hot seat. If there are equipment issues they can get fixed now and not when you really need it all working.

    All ski areas do this, some just make it more public and do it far earlier. K, SR, etc.

  • edited October 2017
    I agree Newpylong, it's all good news to me! Of course I can remember when there was little or NO SNOWMAKING. And little of what you'd call grooming. BRING IT ON!!!!
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  • Here is a photo of a couple of my friends on Rime this AM (10/17/2017).  
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  • Here is a photo of a couple of my friends on Rime this AM (10/17/2017).  

    I would say that's mildly hardcore. From first blow of snow to hitting the late season patches, it's Northeast ski season. 
  • edited October 2017
    mtsnow123 said:

    Here is a photo of a couple of my friends on Rime this AM (10/17/2017).  

    I would say that's mildly hardcore. From first blow of snow to hitting the late season patches, it's Northeast ski season. 
    The people in this photo all ski over 5 million vertical per season.  If any of you participate in "Snow Trace", one of the three was last year's #1 in the world.
  • Starting to change over to snow in the North Ridge area 10:30 AM Monday!
  • Killington snowmaking is online this morning. Could open later this week.
  • Some guns on at the very top of Superstar, as well as NR.
  • edited October 2017
    Assuming forecast remains true - they won't shut down today if possible, they will run until tomorrow. They are operating in the low to mid marginal range now if humidity remains as is temps can still come up a few degrees. After that next attempt is Sat PM when temps begin to come back down.

    They do not foresee being able to lay down enough this week to open but will make the call tomorrow. Winds are gusting to 30 mph in the Glades normally that is beyond that you would bother running in.

  • K has been blowing snow all day, it looks they'll continue into the night.
  • Late opening tomorrow for passholders is the rumor. Bring the rock skis. If it happens....
  • Chuckstah said:

    Late opening tomorrow for passholders is the rumor. Bring the rock skis. If it happens....

    What's your source?
  • Someone on Kzone is saying it's not a rumor.
  • obienick said:

    Someone on Kzone is saying it's not a rumor.

    I checked kzone and the guy who said it was not is a rumor is named "anonymous".  Nevertheless: I hope "anonymous" is right.
  • Killington local, employee as a source.. Repeat, rumor, not fact. Yet.
  • K pulled the plug. Not enough snow low on Rime. Good effort.
  • Chuckstah said:

    K pulled the plug. Not enough snow low on Rime. Good effort.

    Yup, that was my worry. Very elevation dependent. Unless they get lucky with cold this weekend (which has been weakening on the models) they will need to wait until later next week. But that's a long ways off....
  • Okemo is projecting their opening for Saturday the 11th
  • Remski said:

    Okemo is projecting their opening for Saturday the 11th

    If true, that means Killington will be open probably on Thurs. - but definitely on Friday!
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