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  • Shortest Season Pass day... Plenty of one and done's... Sometimes because of the weather and/or snow conditions, other times because I may literally only have time for 1 run to make the logistics of travel that day work AND get me some hill time Sho…
  • And an eye-popping freeze soon. Forecasters are calling for as much as a 40 degree drop through the day tomorrow. For Foxborough morning temps are expected to be around 60. End of the game, windchills as low as 7! Yup, I might start my tailgating at…
  • Going to see who's got the serious snowmaking firepower going on in resurfacing efforts across the Northeast in less than 24hrs.....
  • Heck there's a bunch of us second home owners who ski basically, if not every, weekend the mountain they own at is open each season, who have many neighbors and friends from where our primary residences are, who can't fathom that we make the hours d…
  • Cool TR!!  The Cure was always a semi mythical trail, and one of the first expert trails I ever got to ski back in the early 80's as a kid growing up and spending lots of time skiing there! It's fun to see what Sara and Spencer Montgomery have done …
  • Would be quite interesting to be on the Southern tip of Nova Scotia when this storm comes ashore tomorrow night!!  
  • Additionally some areas, with the COLD, if they rely a bunch of electricity vs diesel for the operation of their air compressors and/or water pumps, are often at the mercy of electric company restrictions about when they can and can't run full out …
  • The reality is that maybe half the people on any given COLD day will head the warnings to cover up any exposed skin..... On COLD days like today and tomorrow, I think it makes sense for a resort to "Big Brother" some guests and not run certain lifts…
  • Decent, but not HUGE crowd at Mount Snow today. Kind of felt like an average Saturday crowd on the hill, but you know it's a Holiday week when you go into the lodge or any of the local grocery stores!! A few degrees below zero to 0 air temp and li…
  • It looks quite cold on the webcams, with the winds whipping up flags at say Mad River and Mt. Snow. Wonder how the nordic areas are faring? Stratton on their Instagram feed this morning put up a picture of the one and only Martha Stewart out on th…
  • 12/26/2017 - I didn't go but the family did and reported the conditions were very good, 100% open, cold, no on going snowmaking and not crowded yesterday afternoon. Glade skiing too. Mrs. Ski_it tried out her new Christmas present to herself, Volkl …
  • Per a post on AZ from the communications folks at Bromley,  the replacement parts from Doppelmayr will be arriving today, and should be finished installing soon there after, and if all goes as planned, the lift will be inspected by the state of VT t…
  • I've got 7 weekend drives in for skiing by Christmas this year! A VERY GOOD start to my season quantity wise!! And that's not even taking into account the awesome thing that Mount Snow's West Lake snowmaking project has been to the quantity of snow …
  • Trending a bit lighter and further North thus far today.... Going to be interesting to see if things enhance a bit later today/this evening or not.....  And if the more moderate snowfall wanted to wait until after I get almost all the way up to Moun…
  • I do remember that the original Juggernaut at KIllington, when they first cut it and it went from the top of K peak all the way down to the old sunrise base, was listed at 10 miles long.  Skiing it the first season it was open with my parents and my…
  • Getting some portable pumps, and if their air plant was affected as well, portable air compressors in and plumbed into their system, the vast majority of which was unaffected, isn't that big of a deal.  It's not a cheap thing to do, but far better t…
  • The exact year escapes me now,  but I know about a decade or so ago as I recall, Mount Snow was either at, or just about at 100% open for their demo day weekend, which is roughly the 2nd weekend of December every year.  They're closing in on that ri…
  • Couldn't open because of a statewide drought? Didn't the other areas open. If I recall the details of it correctly, Woodbury got their snowmaking water directly from the town supply. The severe drought conditions in CT last year had water usage rest…
  • Ski Ward at 38 miles for me, with Blue Hills at 51 miles in 2nd
  • ABC is in town doing sight location for The Bachelor shoot. (Multiple staffers of the show have apparently been taking private lessons at Mount Snow this past week, as well as frequenting some of the local bars...) The mountain is apparently open. …
  • Heard many times over from admins of Mount Snow that it just isn't going too happen.. the amount of regulatory red tape they saw it would take to make the most logical snowmaking water expansion down to Somerset Reservoir (the body of water you see …
  • My wife, when she's not skiing with me, does worry a bit about me injuring myself.  I will admit though that she worries far more about our kids crashing during a race and/or race training and hurting themselves than she does me  8-| That may chang…
  • Funny thing about Stratton, you can't get the smallest glimpse of it from anywhere on the main road. Correct me if I'm wrong. Driving up the Stratton Access Rd,, as you round the corner by where the golf course is, the entire mountain dominates your…
  • Are you sure Cold Brook runs low in winter? That's the opposite of what I have seen and is atypical of most watersheds like it. Agree 100%! Even before West Lake, Mount Snow has typically been able to refill Snow Lake, which was fed by a stream simi…
  • I always loved driving up the Killington Access Rd on a clear day and you round the corner near the Pickle Barrel and all of the sudden "BAM!" there's from Skye Peak all the way over to Ramshead filling up the view out of your windshield!
  • 60+ days and 1,000,000 vertical feet... Goal #1, barring injury and/or a REALLY early Spring, should be reasonably attainable Goal #2, being a racer parent with both kids in the same age group this year, will be more difficult, as the last time bo…
  • Having been one of the folks on Saturday up on the hill by the jumbotron screen watching the race, my wife and I today when we saw on TV that nobody was up there today figured that after the freeze up overnight plus the bit of rain yesterday afterno…
  • Crowd size close to last year I'd estimate. Killington was much more prepared to handle that size crowd, with more buses, more organized parking, more porta potty, etc. With the band stage moved from the bottom of Superstar where the newly installe…
  • Confirmed to me today by a member friend after a rumor I heard. ABC is currently shooting some of the next season of their "reality" dating show, The Bachelor, on the grounds of The Hermitage.... 8-|
  • Crowd size close to last year I'd estimate. Killington was much more prepared to handle that size crowd, with more buses, more organized parking, more porta potty, etc. With the band stage moved from the bottom of Superstar where the newly installe…