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  • Based on my experience on the 24th: Blacks vary from day-to-day depending on what they groom.  I must say that Ovation, I think their steepest run, was skiing very well on Friday AM.  Some of the others, such as Conclusion, one needed to pick one's …
  • Mar. 24, 2017 - Fri. The snow was reasonably nice, but by early afternoon, the precipitation varied from snow to sleet, depending on elevation and location.  Not a bad day, but certainly not bluebird! An aside:Last Sunday, I noticed some very offens…
  • Another question I would have for you Josh what is being that C West is open to all hours of the night here and there does the noise ever keep you from your dreams sleep ? The condos were originally designed for electric heat.  (Most have since bee…
  • Who owns the land of the original Crotched Mtn.? Someone with a condo over there told me that the town/state was strongly against redeveloping over there but I didn't have time for a follow up question. Damn Rocket lift...it's too fast to hold a dec…
  • Cool commentary and very good input but I must say I get noticed wherever I go and it is not for my skiing prowess I think, based on what you said over the years on SJ, that you are truly a "giant of the industry." :))
  • As I mentioned on the Killington thread, it was a 99+ percentile weekend there.
  • I agree with Treilly's assessment of mid-western skiing in general and MI skiing in particular.   The various magazines on skiing give short shrift to the mid-west.  Over the years, my skis have seen the slopes of WI, MN, OH, IN and even KY.  Most o…
  • i have seen tracks into that area - after the last storm from the top of Jupiter's Storm and today when I skinned to the actual summit - there were quite a few tracks heading in that direction - not sure if they just looped back or not I have hiked …
  • Don't call me out, Joshua. I was only responding to your post. You opened the door by bringing up your opinion that despite the day being so great, you still think the season is sub average. [-X ;). Plus, my season is still in it's prime. After…
  • While the day was in the 99th percentile of memorable days that I skied in my life, I still can't rate the entirety of this season any better than average to average-minus. JS, you brought the season assessment into this thread first. A response …
  • I was also there on Friday and, agree with your report. The woods were awesome as was Escapade up in the Canyon. I also enjoyed a couple of soft runs on Outer Limits as well. I disagree with your assessment of the season. 1st off, it is too early …
  • Crotched was great today!!!  Sun came out, nice soft snow, bumps forming, skied Darkstar(little rough) and Solstice glades(really nice) and pouched Jupiter's Storm a bunch(just look out for the rocks).     Welcome to Snow Journal!
  • Readers of this thread:  Just curious.  Has any reader of this thread either chosen to come to Crotched Mtn. or not to come to Crotched Mtn. because of anything I have written on this thread?  Your inputs will be appreciated.
  • March 17, 2017 - Fri.As the season draws to a close at many of the areas, 2.5 months of great skiing remain at Killington. Mar. 17 at Killington can only be categorized as amazing with soft powder bumps on most trails.  Runs that are almost always a…
  • Mar. 15, 2017 - Weds.CM seems to have been mentioned more in the Mar. 14-15 Snowfall thread than here. Mar. 15 was one of those rare days when pretty much everything by the end of the day was soft powder bumps. The snow was great,  but as a pure pow…
  • Definitely putting this season at least at fourth best out of the past dozen years. The season has been inconsistent and downright awful at times but when it has been good, it has been epic with several boot to knee deep days.  ... Snowed all day, s…
  • Based on what I shoveled, CM got between 14" and 18", but it's hard to put an exact number on it with all the blowing.
  • Mar.  14, 2017 - Tues.About 8" down.  This AM was spectacular before the wind kicked in and the visibility became invisibility. Outside, the world is like the spray of a fan gun everywhere: Total white-out.  Tomorrow should be fantastic. The Rocket …
  • ... I've not heard a peep that Bobcat might even be for sale.  Anybody know anything?
  • Mar. 13, 2017 - Mon.Sunday was bitter cold, but with excellent grooming and diminishing, the skiing was quite lovely. When Meteor was open to the public following Saturday's race, it was clear that Friday's snowmaking effort was targeted to providin…
  • Summary #3While this thread continues to draw interest, there has been virtually nothing new to add since "Summary #2" dating to Aug. 2015:  This is being inserted more to remind new posters of the duplicates that continue to flow in: Politically In…
  • Mar. 11, 2017 - Sat. It is bitterly cold. Estimated windchill this AM: -25°F. As of 1PM +, it still hasn't reached +10°F. The skiing is pretty much the same as the last few days and that has been pretty good. There was 1/2" new snow yesterday and an…
  • Individuals can't make it rain. In the 1973-4 ski season, I am told that the only major ski area of VT to show a profit was Killington.  The year was a terrible season.  There was almost no natural snow, but what was worse: you could not easily buy …
  • The death of Rod Taylor in the summer of 2014 IMO put a big question mark on the long term future of the entire ski area.  It can only run on the momentum, passion and money of its late leader for so long. 
  • You've got to admit: Pulling the guns off the hill would give most sane people reason to believe snowmaking is done for the season, (even if it wasn't the 2nd weekend in March!)   O ye of little faith.  There are season passes good until the end of …
  • 1. CM has removed the non-fixed snowguns from the hill. Snow making is over. Apparently there was a change of heart according to their facebook page and snow report. You've got to admit: Pulling the guns off the hill would give most sane people reas…
  • That's how Chris Bradford got involved with skiing history.  Hard to believe it was close to 20  years ago on a thread on "usenet" that predated SJ1.0, Chris was looking into an area that he could re-open.  He eventually became part of re-opening Cr…
  • ... I dunno what Killington feels about all of this. Ideally, I'd love to see a NE collective of the Mt Snow, Stratton, Okemo, Sugarbush, Jay, Wildcat and Loon with perhaps Lake Placid as well forming some kind of bloc. Mt. Snow is Peak Resorts tha…
  • ... I dunno what Killington feels about all of this. Ideally, I'd love to see a NE collective of the Mt Snow, Stratton, Okemo, Sugarbush, Jay, Wildcat and Loon with perhaps Lake Placid as well forming some kind of bloc. Mt. Snow is Peak Resorts that…
  • Mar. 8, 2017 - Weds.Skiing today was still pretty good. However,  1. CM has removed the non-fixed snowguns from the hill. Snow making is over. 2. Moguls were plowed under last week. Snow was breaking through to dirt. As much as I hated losing them, …