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  • Killington has announced daily through May 6 and F, S, S the rest of the season + Memorial Day Monday. Thanks for the info. I just updated my post.
  • Eastern Closing 2018: Mixed bag options – Week 4 https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/eastern-closing-2018-mixed-bag-options-week-4/ After a mixed bag of weekend, this week looks closer to a normal Spring skiing weekend. No more pond skimming…
  • Eastern Closing 2018 : Calendar creep closures – Week 3 https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/eastern-closing-2018-calendar-creep-closures-week-3/ Here is this week's list. The title says it all, regardless of the amount of snow on the ground, …
  • Bolton April 8th. Bolton has added Fri-Sat April 13-14 as bonus days. Seems like the 15th is possible if weather is good It would seem I can’t edit my last post on Wordpress from my phone. I’ll update this tomorrow morning: Bolton tentative April 1…
  • Another busy off-snow busy week... here is the latest list: https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/eastern-closing-2018-aprils-second-weekend-or-is-it-still-winter/
  • Without any further ado.... Eastern Closing Thread 2018 …No fooling with Easter skiing – Part 1 https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/eastern-closing-thread-2018-no-fooling-with-easter-skiing-part-1/
  • Patrick/MadPat are one and the same. I think he goes as patrick on SJ and MadPat on AZ. Patrick in the old SJ, defunct Epic, FTO and ZoneskiMadPatSki in the new SJ, AZ, TGR, T4T, Pugski. Working on it, I generally aim for the first weekend of Apri…
  • Mont St-Sauveur in the Laurentians opened a few times in October over the last decade. Off the top of my head, 2015, 2013, 2011...
  • This is interesting, haven't seen this before - Mont Alta (now a lost lift area) in Quebec had a trail whose number was 0: Mont Alta Trail Map You should ask Frankontour (Francois on Zoneski), I believe he did the new map. Actually it's not really…
  • If the coverage is good and the winter isn't too bad, I would go (for interest and uniqueness). Sunday: Mont Sauvage (something like $20 CDN and open only on weekends).Monday: Mont Avalanche (or Vallée Bleue): both are small, old school trip back …
  • You might want to checkout some less commercial areas also as Olympia and Morin Heights (as well as Gabriel, Avila a few hops away). I'll give a couple of that have an old feel to them:Mont AvalancheMont Sauvage (reopened after being closed for 2 de…
  • Actually that other area is Les Pentes 40-80, no lifts but is public park. Hill 40-80 closed over 15 years ago. It was pretty small. The Laurentians have so many lost areas, off the top of mind, here are some that have closed in the last 30-40 yea…
  • I'm planning a trip there for January - going to likely stay near Saint-Sauveur and hit up 5-6 areas...too many to choose from! I would need 3 weeks to hit them all. Lost, open or both?
  • Actually that other area is Les Pentes 40-80, no lifts but is public park. Hill 40-80 closed over 15 years ago. It was pretty small. The Laurentians have so many lost areas, off the top of mind, here are some that have closed in the last 30-40 yea…
  • Actually that other area is Les Pentes 40-80, no lifts but is public park. Hill 40-80 closed over 15 years ago. It was pretty small. The Laurentians have so many lost areas, off the top of mind, here are some that have closed in the last 30-40 year…
  • I figured it out - they are just a fraction of their previous size, other sides of the hill are now closed. Yep, runs on mountain no. 1 had trails 11-17; mountain no. 2 would be numbered in the 20s, mountain no. 3 in the 30s and the bigger mountai…
  • I was there on June 1 of 94.  :D I was there... June 1 1992 to 1997 and 2017. By far the worst coverage was June 1 1993...most of the flats didn't any snow and it made for a long walk. Being them, I wouldn't have open past today, the pitch was br…
  • Posted in the K thread also... Here it is this folks...one last post for one last day of lift serve skiing in the East Skiing in June: ski season is never over when it’s an endless season – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – One Final Posthttps://madpats…
  • Here it is this folks...one last post for one last day of lift serve skiing in the East Skiing in June: ski season is never over when it’s an endless season – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – One Final Posthttps://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/ski…
  • My guess is they stay closed until Friday. Forecast is terrible There is an opening in the forecast for Thursday, I expect if there is enough snow, they will open on Thursday and might be the last time...we'll know by Wednesday afternoon.
  • Ah Mad Patrick, but without photos I think there must be a wee bit of blarney in that tale. ;) I believe that post initially had pictures attached to it, but as you can find anything on the net, here is what I found about skiing (on snow) in Irelan…
  • Thursday is June 1.  Friday is June 2.  What was this supposed to say? Yes, I was trying to get this done before going to bed... it is what I meant to say. - IF they reopen on Thursday June 1: 1st time opening in June since 2002.- IF they reopen on …
  • 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 Rh…
  • It's happening!! Killington has announced that they will be open until at least June 1st! http://links.powdr.mkt8305.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MjkxMzM5MTkS1&r=NDk5NDk2MTA3MTA1S0&j=MTA0MzI3MTkyMQS2&mt=1&rt=0 If schussable....so still t…
  • You wouldn't be the first one to ski in Ireland. Wicklow Mountains, Ireland - December 30, 2000http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4059  Note: this wasn't a trip done by Admin from FTO, but an past user of the f…
  • 20 years ago I would say "no doubt".  If it's an option this year my gut says "probably".  Another question is would they open June 1 if they know they can also do 2, 3 and 4?  And will they bring back the June 1 Fun Slalom?  I still have a June 1 t…
  • So the question I wonder (if it happens), will they just open on Thursday June 1 (knowing that they been closed midweek except Fridays for almost a month) and call it a season?
  • That sucks, but all good things must come to an end. Mad PAT you always do us an excellent service, Thank you. If you are interested in skiing the snowfields, you know where, I'll be heading up there Memorial Day wknd on the best weather day of the…
  • May turns to V: Victoria and Very Hot – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 8https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/may-turns-to-v-victoria-and-very-hot-eastern-closing-thread-2017-part-8/ ***Update: Friday May 19, 3:00pm: The MSS crew couldn't …
  • For those that are still looking to ride lifts this weekend, here is my latest update: May turns to V: Victoria and Very Hot – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 8https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/may-turns-to-v-victoria-and-very-hot-easter…