Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby berkshireskier » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:38 am

Admin wrote:To say that this has been a frustrating year for the East Coast has got to be the ultimate understatement!

Truer words have never been written! Worst Winter I can remember (unless you like warm temps and bare ground) in over 50 years of skiing on the East coast (although I admit my memory may be faulty). Just a brutal stretch of weather the past two months for almost all of the Northeast. No real snow storms and a few bouts of cold weather followed by warmer weather and rain (in most of the Northeast). This past long holiday weekend, it was minus 16 on Sunday, with wind chills 30 to 50 below zero - too cold to ski; minus 12 on Monday morning and then 52 and heavy rain 30 hours later on Tuesday afternoon. A warm up of 64 degrees! Just crazy. I think it will be an early end to the ski season out here.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:55 am

A TR from Tremblant, which got 16 inches out of Tuesday's event:
http://forum.nyskiblog.com/Mont-Trembla ... 72368.html
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Marc_C » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am

Great line from today's Sugarbush conditions report:
Ungroomed terrain remains extra crispy, make sure your skills and gear are ready for it.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby berkshireskier » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:48 pm

Marc_C wrote:Great line from today's Sugarbush conditions report:
Ungroomed terrain remains extra crispy, make sure your skills and gear are ready for it.

LOL, yea, like you're going to be skiing on frozen leaves.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:24 pm

Admin wrote:To say that this has been a frustrating year for the East Coast has got to be the ultimate understatement!

At the current rate, 2015-16 is going to make 2011-12 look good. On each of my season progress reports all season so far percents of terrain open are record low for about half of the eastern areas I track. As for snowfall it's running 52% of normal overall and a shocking 27% of normal at Killington.

There have been seasons like 2007 where the snow kicked in for late season. And 2012 had that March meltdown. But it won't take much of a warmup this spring to take out the meager eastern snowpack.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Patrick » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:12 am

Anthony wrote:The northern Laurentians picked up over a foot of new snow ( with no rain ) yesterday as the the snow /rain line stretched north east from Ottawa into Quebec's Laurentian region . The much needed snow came on top of the 4 inches that fell last week. Meanwhile south of Tremblant the snow changed to mixed precipitation and rain . So the current place to be is the Tremblant area for probably the best snow this season . The current Snow pack now checking in at close to 3 feet . The next two days will be prime as rain is in the forecast for Saturday which will once again change the conditions.

Snow totals in the Tremblant area . Amounts would be higher with elevation gain .

24 hrs : 36 cm
48 hrs : 40 cm
On the ground: 79 cm


You need to go further West to find more snow. Gatineau hills and Ottawa were hit by 50cm in that storm. I was hoping for the turnaround of Valentine's day 2007 type for the East, until I saw that south of the St.Lawrence river were r***ed up. Damn!!!
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Patrick » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:45 am

15-25cm forecast overnight before changent in might rain tomorrow morning.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:26 pm

Patrick wrote:15-25cm forecast overnight before changent in might rain tomorrow morning.

Patrick reappears! :-D

I was hoping that my Megève TR (with the Émile Allais reference) would smoke you out, but apparently that wasn't enough firepower.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Patrick » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:32 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Patrick wrote:15-25cm forecast overnight before changent in might rain tomorrow morning.

Patrick reappears! :-D

I was hoping that my Megève TR (with the Émile Allais reference) would smoke you out, but apparently that wasn't enough firepower.


I've been challenged this season... more than previous, plus today was day 44, 39 days since Dec 27. Oh yeah, today was definitely a wet one. The skiing was so great this week, maybe 15cm fell overnight before it started raining when the lift opened. Hoping my stuff is dry for tomorrow.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Anthony » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:53 pm

Back from the west to see that the snow pack is building up . Winter storm warning now posted for Laurentian region ( 30 cm's ) Tuesday night into Wednesday . Will see what happens . Current snowpack in the Tremblant area. Slightly higher accumulations just to the south .

24 hrs : 10 cm
48 hrs : 13 cm
On the ground: 104 cm
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:36 am

Anthony wrote:On the ground: 104 cm

That's more than I expected given the northeast's hideous season. That said, the Laurentians have done decently (far better than south of the border) over the last few weeks.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Anthony » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:15 pm

The Lauentians were just on the border of the storm and managed to pick up about 25 cm's of snow with no sleet . Youngest, with his university schedule managed to fit in a few hours on the boards. Snowpack moving upwards with a late season rally .

24 hrs : 25 cm
48 hrs : 26 cm
On the ground: 130 cm
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Anthony » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:50 am

Spring has arrived early this year (no surprise). Temps currently in the 24 hour cycle above freezing which is having a impact on the snowpack. Just over a foot of snow has been lost in the last week. Snow pack now at about 3 feet. Long range forecast models predict more above temps with rain for the next week. The window of opportunity appears to be this weekend with clear conditions and above normal temps for Saturday and maybe Sunday before the overcast rolls in again. Snow stat below is from the mid laurentians. The Tremblant area received about 40 to 50 cm more this season. A sub par season that started late and will more than likely end early.

Total : 237 cm
Snow on Ground : 98 cm
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Anthony » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:03 am

After a mild week with rain temperatures have dropped off. Temps this morning -17 C. No new snow so snow pack frozen solid. Current snow level at
78 cm Snow on Ground.
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Re: Laurentian Snow Report 2015/16

Postby Anthony » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:48 am

Current temps this morning - 12 C with a snow pack of 60 cm. Most ski areas are now closed or will close next weekend. Tremblant is scheduled to close April 17th. MSSI as usual will carry on with no fixed closing date. With so much machine snow it is the lack of customers driving the closures and not the lack of coverage. Natural snow trail skiing has been hit and miss all season with a few good days but lots of warm air and rain that eliminated and chance of building up some momentum. The season ended with below average snowfall , temperatures above average and rainfall above average.
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