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Postby kingslug » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Spent the day at Hunter Sunday. There wasn't much to ski, 2 runs top to bottom but big enough to spend the day endlessly lapping at high speed..more of workout to get ready for the season..
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Re: Hunter

Postby jasoncapecod » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:43 pm

There wasn't much to ski, 2 runs top to bottom but big enough to spend the day endlessly lapping at high speed..more of workout to get ready for the season..


that about sums it up
I was there on Friday..
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Re: Hunter

Postby tirolerpeter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:08 am

Hey Ira,
Looks like you have your season rolling.
Think SNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Hunter

Postby kingslug » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:17 am

Yup..1 day at K, 1 day at Hunter..then 5 days at Alta/Bird the 11th.. hope it warms a bit out there..friggin freezing now..
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Re: Hunter

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm

kingslug wrote:hope it warms a bit out there.

I'd be hoping a lot more for some more snow than worrying about the temps. Even I wouldn't go near Snowbird now at 15% open on a 26-38 inch base. Alta and Brighton are OK now, but usually at this time they are a lot better than just OK.

I'd be on the road for Utah soon myself if it were better. We may consider a longer road trip before Christmas depending upon the weather over the next week or so.
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Re: Hunter

Postby Admin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:15 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:
kingslug wrote:hope it warms a bit out there.

I'd be hoping a lot more for some more snow than worrying about the temps.


...says the guy who sits comfortably ensconced in southern California. When exactly was the last time you saw the snowpack in LCC?

Tony Crocker wrote:Even I wouldn't go near Snowbird now at 15% open on a 26-38 inch base.


Neither would I, which is why I haven't been over there yet this season. I have no desire to be hemmed in on snowmaking groomers.

Tony Crocker wrote:Alta and Brighton are OK now, but usually at this time they are a lot better than just OK.


...says the guy who sits comfortably ensconced in southern California. A majority of Alta is now open and very pleasant to ski.

You won't see this at Snowbird right now:

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Tony Crocker wrote:I'd be on the road for Utah soon myself if it were better.


Stay home. More for me.
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Re: Hunter

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:40 pm

I don't think admin and I disagree much here. If I lived in Utah of course I would be skiing at Alta now. For a 10 hour drive I'd like Snowbird to at least be in the mix, which we agree it is not yet.
admin wrote:A majority of Alta is now open

1000 of 2200 acres, per http://www.snocountry.com/ski-reports/utah
I'm sure admin will correct me if that info is incorrect.

Also if I have to drive 10 hours for skiing, it may be tempting to go somewhere other than my usual haunts, especially if there is actually more snow. For now, it's wait and see for at least another week. I'd be curious if ChrisC could tell us why Telluride is only 25% open when it has had 91 inches of snow and has a 42 inch base. Telluride didn't hit those numbers until Jan. 31 last season.
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Re: Hunter

Postby kingslug » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Alta was better than the Bird ..but I did find some very good lines there. the new Gad 2 chair opened and Gadzooks was good for at leat 6 laps..and again on Sunday..
Or..I could have been skiing at Hunter..which got 14 inches, so it would not have been too bad...and it continues to snow there..another 5 on the way..
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Re: Hunter

Postby kingslug » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:00 am

And here we go again..a great start to the season..and now..rain to screw it up..some things never change...
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Re: Hunter

Postby jasoncapecod » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Hunter skied great today..I on the other hand skied like crap..
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Re: Hunter

Postby kingslug » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:41 am

I agreed to stay one more week at my job...and screwed myself out of some good skiing....well hopefully they recover fast after xmas...
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Re: Hunter

Postby berkshireskier » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:51 am

Yea, I skied yesterday morning for a couple of hours. My local hill skied about as well as it probably ever does in New England. Got 5 to 6 inches of snow last Saturday night; then a couple of cold days for 24 hour snowmaking, and then 4 to 5 inches of ultra light powder (by east coast standards) Tuesday into Tuesday night. This follows a cold December, ideal for snowmaking. 100% side-to-side coverage on all trails and groomed, packed powder everywhere. Not a single bit of hardpack or ice to be found. Unfortunately, warm temps in at least the 50's plus heavy rain predicted for the weekend. It will wipe out a substantial part of the snow that has been made and has fallen. UGH.
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