Jay VT April 8th, 2024 Total Eclipse in ski country

ski_itski_it expert
edited October 2016 in The Pit Posts: 1,605

Ciscokid's trip got me to wondering if he was scouting locations for next August 21, 2017 total eclipse. Then I noticed this date.

You heard it here first. Make your reservations now. Ever ski during a total eclipse? You may get your chance in the ADK, New England or the Maritimes in 2024. Monday April 8th, 2024

The center of the path of totality is very close to Jay, Stowe, Whiteface and others. Saddleback, Sugarloaf, Squaw, Big Rock and many in the ADK are in the path of totality. The duration at Jay is 3 min 30 secs. A higher altitude gives a longer duration. (Probably negligible at these elevations). Wildcat has a partial at 99.3% obscurity, Mt Tremblant  97.5% along with many others.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2024Apr08Tgoogle.html

I wonder if they will be required to shut the lifts down during totality? I hope we have good spring skiing that year.


ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA

Comments

  • obienickobienick expert
    Posts: 825
    What did Killington do for the May 10, 1994 total solar eclipse?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,252
    Am I that spaced out? ;)
    BTW ski _it by the time I got down the Beartooth into Red Lodge it was dark
    Sorry no RL ski area pics for u
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited July 26 Posts: 1,605

    In related news:

    August 21, 2017 Eclipse - North America

    Jackson Hole Mountain resort is selling tram tickets and making other accommodations for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.    

    Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” the first total solar eclipse to pass over the lower 48 since 1979 will cross directly over Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the “path of totality” on the morning of August 21, 2017

    https://www.jacksonhole.com/x/eclipse-2017.html

    Also, Timberline Lodge, Sun Valley, Grand Targhee, Mt Bachelor, Snow King and many others are running lifts that day.

    Around these parts Suicide Six is also slated to spin for approx. 60% totality.

    https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-usa.jpg

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
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