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  • 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…
  • MadPatSki, that May holiday in Canada (do they still call it Queen Victoria Day?) used to - and probably still does - bring lots of Canadians to Tuckerman Ravine on Mt.Washington. It always was a weekend that was a lot of fun. They were a wild bunch…
  • Same old, same old...for a 5th year in a row. ;) MSS and Kmart open this weekend.Consistent as a Mothers’ Day in May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Past 7https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/consistent-as-a-mothers-day-in-may-eastern-closing-…
  • Same old, same old...for a 5th year in a row. ;) MSS and Kmart open this weekend.Consistent as a Mothers’ Day in May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Past 7https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/consistent-as-a-mothers-day-in-may-eastern-closing-…
  • Same old, same old...for a 5th year in a row. ;) MSS and Kmart open this weekend.Consistent as a Mothers’ Day in May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Past 7https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/consistent-as-a-mothers-day-in-may-eastern-closing-…
  • I love them too. Killington still runs theirs? Rode it last November.
  • That has been one of the items on my bucket list for at least 20 years. Hard to get the timing right...plus most of the time, you have to leave in our prime ski season for a tropical destination which is against my religion.
    in Hawaii!!!! Comment by MadPatSki May 6
  • Because Poma lifts are cool, fast and fun. Long live the poma is my new motto! Lol. Agree. Detachable poma are cool and fast. Not many left in the East. The only 2 that I think of still in operation are Killington and Burke. Any others? I've ridd…
  • Wow, so much homework to do to keep learning of our northern neighbors Pat, where can I find your pictured trip reports from last weeks Canadian Rockies ski safari? Right now, nowhere online. I'm head over heels with my taxes (which I didn't finish…
  • I have a bunch of them. Already mentioned here, but checkout the New England Ski Museum website.http://www.newenglandskimuseum.com/books/ There are a few old books that are New England specific or where there is a selection in a particular book. If …
  • Garceau lost? They ran NorAm races there this year.... Cut-and-paste error.  Was Mt. Habitant closed for a few seasons? You're probably thinking about La Réserve (same village as Garceau). Marceau and Habitant are still active. Cape Smokey (Nova Sc…
  • Here is this week's blog post. A quick version, we are down to 2 (MSS in QC and K in VT). How long May it last? - Week 6 https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/how-long-may-it-last-week-6/ edit: Comi announced today that they are done for the se…
  • Snocountry today shows no place in the northeast US to ski today.  Killington re-opens Friday, but other that that, the "fat lady has sung" for the lift serviced part of the 2016-7 season. Just trying to catch up to home stuff after a snowy week in …
  • Without really looking into the Canadian Rockies situation...I'm like 30 minutes away from the closest. Norquay closed a few weeks ago Nakiska : April 30 Marmot : May 7 (not sure) Louise : May 7 Sunshine : May 22 It has snow at least a few minutes…
  • Quick update on the East - been updated on the blog, but not too compatible with the phone. Wildcat : April 29 Gallix and Ste-Anne : April 30 Jay, Bush, Sunday and Loaf : May 1 Comi : May 7 St-Sauveur : May 14 Kmart : June? Miller : TBD / NI
  • Is this the one and only Mad " crazy" Pat dancing on half dome. More like, about to step on the half dome. And yes, the picture of the ski area is Badger.
  • Okay, here's an update from a motel room in the Great White North. I know the weather is different in the East right now. 11 ski areas planning to open this weekend plus Monday May 1 for some. Here's the list: Almost May - Eastern Closing 2017 -…