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  • this the only blog I'm on. Hope we can hook up. Bon temp en Toronto! Making the call regarding tomorrow early in the morning - weather is suppose to improve (less wet) in the afternoon...after that I'll reserve my next drive down midweek for Otto R…
  • Going Sunday the 28th, but the latest photo appears close to showing a break (or at least a very narrow spot) at the "ess-curve".  If they do make June 1,  there will likely be some major bare spots to negotiate.
  • Are they running it that slow due to the walk-on/walk-off access? Yes, and it is also only two per chair which created long lines this past weekend. If the chairs were running full, the trail would be beyond dangerous.  I already felt there were to…
  • The lower section has by far the most snow. If they are willing/needing to push snow at the bottom it shouldn't be a problem. From riding up the chairlift on the section where the trail is to the right of you, the base is well over 10 feet in the mi…
  • Nice! Joshua, I think you are doing spring bumps wrong if you showed up at 8am for first chair! Give those bumps some time to soften up and you'll get your 20!  :)] ... Thanks.  I'm a huge believer that if you get there early and it's bad, you can …
  • Too crowded! There's no liftlines. I Won't be in the ravine. Where to you go? The snowfields?
  • Interesting how the angle at which the photo is taken can give a different message.  Both Chuckstah's photo and mtsnow123's photo show about the same thing, but I think that mtsnow123's photo give the illusion that there is much less snow! The thin …
  • Updated summary: CT (culled from http://www.nelsap.org/ct/ct.html)Indian Mountain SchoolKent School Renbrook SchoolUconn Storrs/Horse Barn HillWestledge SchoolWestminster SchoolWooster School MA (culled from http://www.nelsap.org/ma/ma.html)Amherst …
  • Weather permitting, I'll be back at Killington.  Memorial Day at Mt. Washington? Too crowded for me!
  • May 27, 2017 - Sun. SJers were represented every day this weekend.  Not bad. They moved no snow last night and what they moved yesterday pretty much melted away.  I was on one of the first chairs at 8AM with the intent to do 20 runs.  The snow was f…
  • Thanks for the preview Chuckstah.  It looks like the ridge on skier's left is still quite deep and based on the website and their unwillingness to disturb the surface, I would say that June is better than 50%.
  • I notice that while Superstar is still t2b, we'll be riding the lift skis-off and getting back on at the bottom with some walking this weekend.
  • I notice that while Superstar is still t2b, we'll be riding the lift skis-off and getting back on at the bottom with some walking this weekend.
  • first i had heard of it. Would not surprise me. Really limited skiing product (terrain) and crowded slopes on key weekends, coupled with horrendous weather.  Really? 30 miles out of Manhattan? Lines all the time?  They are to NYC what Wachusett is t…
  • me!   Becca_M :) For some reason, I thought we lost you to Ragged! I edited you in above,
  • When does the Mt Washington auto road normally open each year? Set date or when plowed free( like Going to sun and Beartooth) They try to be open by Memorial Day weekend, but open earlier when it makes sense to do so.
  • My 2016-7 CM Season in review: Total days: 99; Lift serviced: 90; Total vertical: 1,750,000 feet I hope all of our CM readers on SJ enjoyed the season as much as I did - and we'll do it again next winter!.... For those of you who think BORING, well …
  • NES13 gets my vote too!
  • Ugh, that's worrisome. Sounds like a design flaw that wasn't readily evident. Could there be similar accidents waiting to happen? At Temple Mtn. back in 1984-5, one tower, which was correctly shown on the plans, was incorrectly installed. As a resul…
  • Nelsbeer tends to follow this more closely than I do, but as far as I know, the only plans for the summer are in the category of "routine maintenance."   This in itself is neither trivial nor cheap.  A look at the industry shows a lot of areas in a …
  • As of 5/13/2017, there were still a few small patches of snow on Lower Magnitude (aka, the Park) and at the top of the headwall toward the bottom of Velocity.
  • I chickened out Sunday AM when the early AM weather indicated that I-89 had speeds reduced to 45 MPH.  I kind of figured that the roads wouldn't be in great shape because most of the plows and road-care equipment has already been mothballed for the …
  • Frederick Bennett Rec is owned and run by SUNY and the TBar that Whaleback will be installing used to be there installed new 1981. Specifically, SUNY Cobleskill as mentioned in the above posting.  Do you know anything about the 2nd Cobleskill area?
  • The weather pattern seems to be conspiring against sunny weekends - even rain free weekends - this month :-(  The forecast for the weekend of May 12-14, 2017 isn't looking promising.
  • It was 1995: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Great_Barrington_tornado
  • ski itIt's closed. NELSAP has a history written by Laurie P. I haven't been passed it in about 6 months (no pressing need to go to South Barre) but the last time I went by it was closed. I don't know about the plots, but Bob Anderson was there and h…
  • My ratings are mostly based on personal experience. However, I do try to be objective about the season vs just how much free time I had.  I know that Joshua and others base some of their rating on how profitable the season was (which is a fair ratin…
  • Negative, it was on Conclusion as Josh stated - looker's left, skier's right. Ended right below where Great Northern crosses i.e. where the Triple mid-station is. It allowed you to get off and ski down to the Upper Snowden Poma.  I think for $3 you …
  • Wasn't Giant Killer the old lower Snowdon Poma? I'm pretty sure that's correct. Giant Killer is at Pico. There is still a trail there named that, but I believe the Poma was called the Summit Poma, as mentioned by Chuckstah. Yes, but snowmaster's q…
  • Wasn't Giant Killer the old lower Snowdon Poma? I'm pretty sure that's correct.