Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:53 am

5 closed this weekend: Smokey, Le Valinouet, Saddleback, Sunday River, Wildcat

2 are now weekend only: Mt Ste-Anne, Mt St-Sauveur

3 spinning everyday: Kmart, Loaf and Jay.

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Monday morning math: 10 – 5 = 5 – Eastern Closing 2013 Thread Part 5
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:25 pm

Mont Ste-Anne announced that their season was over and they will not open this coming weekend. Another earliest season end for another ski area that I can remember. Since my first visit to MSA in the early 1980s, the mountain has always made it to late April or early May.

Sugarloaf reopening for the weekend isn't a sure thing either.

So we might be down as little as 3 ski areas this weekend...something that happens in May, not so early in April.

Oh yeah, potential big snow storm might hit east of Quebec City in the Charlevoix and Gaspe this weekend.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:39 pm

MadPat late season weekly update: 3 ski areas

MSS, Jay and Kmart...

Sugarloaf and Mont Ste-Anne aren't reopening this weekend.

Oh yeah, looks like an important snow storm is on the way Eastern Quebec. New England might get some to.

“May” not ski and ride lifts for long in the East – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 6
http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/may-not-ski-and-ride-lifts-for-long-in-the-east-east-closing-thread-2012-part-6/
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:27 pm

Update my blog post, here it is:

Saturday update:

Killington has announced that Sunday April 22 will be their last day of the season.

Ran in the forecast where the three remaining ski areas.

Mt St-Sauveur was closed today with the rain, will open sunday is the forecast is better: 2 runs / $20. Open only on weekends.

Jay Peak is only running the Triple. 3 runs / $35. Will be evaluating re-opening the weekend sometimes midweek..

Killington is at 5 runs / $49. Last day on April 22.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:30 am

Monday morning April snow … but no one is spinning this morning – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 7
http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/04/ ... 12-part-7/

5cm on the ground in Ottawa. No one has been spinning within a 100km of here since March 21.

Killington is done.

Jay will announced later midweek about if they'll be open.

MSS announced that they will be open next weekend.

So it's down to 2 in the East.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:45 pm

The only opening I was expecting this late was the Autoroad....then Seven Springs announced that they will open for one day tomorrow. I didn't check Ottawa's locals...anyway, snow turned to rain and the 5cm is gone.

MadPat Blog update:
Update 3pm: No one is spinning today, but with the new snow, Seven Springs (Pennsylvania) which has been closed for weeks will spin tomorrow for one day only.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Admin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:52 pm

Seven Springs in Pennsylvania reopens for the day tomorrow:
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2012/0 ... n-springs/
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Admin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:18 pm

Patrick wrote:Jay will announced later midweek about if they'll be open.


Confirmed today:
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:18 pm

Here is the Eastern Closing Update. Talking about the weather and decided to compare this year to last year similar weekend (April 30-May 1). Of the 7 ski areas that made it to May last year, Killington was only off by 9 days. Jay and MSS are currently off by 2-3 weeks respectively which is similar to the others (Loaf, Bush, Saddle). Mt Miller is off by 6 weeks. Ouch!!!

Not giving up : Winter along with Jay & St-Sauveur – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 8
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:53 pm

Jay closed on Sunday April 29. For the first time in at least 38 years, there will be no liftserved skiing in May.

One ski area might be able to save it for May in the East.

May not in Vermont…May be a Saviour in Quebec : Eastern Closing Thread Part 9
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Fri May 04, 2012 1:47 pm

Title of the thread says it all.

Mont St-Sauveur saves the ‘May’ and is last to spin again – Eastern Closing Thread Part 9
http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/05/ ... ad-part-9/

MSS is again last to spin and makes it to May.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Mon May 07, 2012 4:24 pm

As the lift stopped spinning at 5pm yesterday, there was a feeling from the staff that they might able to pull it off and open next weekend.

Some snow is definitely going to be pushed around. Some parts were pretty thin.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2011-2012

Postby Patrick » Thu May 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Patrick wrote:As the lift stopped spinning at 5pm yesterday, there was a feeling from the staff that they might able to pull it off and open next weekend.

Some snow is definitely going to be pushed around. Some parts were pretty thin.


MSS was hoping to maybe make it one last weekend, but the news came down today. The Eastern spinning season is over.

If you want to make some turns before next Fall you'll have to hike or hop on a plane.

C’est fini !!! – Eastern Closing 2012 – Part Last
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