After starting this thread, I converted it into a blog post.
Eastern Ski Disaster and Winter Hating Heatwavehttp://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/03/ ... -heatwave/
Freakish weather you are right flyover. Ottawa isn't really the tropics either. We are having summer time average temps and overnight slows for July. We've been hitting 75-80F (20-25C) degrees weather since Sunday. You would never believe how fast the thin snowpack disappeared in the last 5 days. We have been beating previous record high by 10c.
I skied on Friday and Saturday
Average for this time is +4c with -7c at night.
This might be the first time in 80 years that they will be non-lift served skiing within 100 miles from Ottawa this early in the season. Cascades is the only hill that haven't made an announcement about the weekend. They were still open yesterday with Fortune. They looked fine last weekend as Edelweiss which was a bit thin, but I thought they would have been safe for this weekend.