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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2016 Horror Story.

Postby Patrick » Thu May 26, 2016 11:50 am

Killington is back and will offer the longest (1997-98) and latest (2001-02) ski season the East has seen in almost 20 years. This is incredible considering that the ski resort only received 81″ of snow this season, only one-third their yearly snow average and the resort’s lowest snowfall on record by over a 4-feet margin to 1979-80

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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2016 Horror Story.

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu May 26, 2016 1:06 pm

Patrick has posted an informative table of Killington open/close dates and days of operation since 1997. He shows asterisks for 3 seasons where the October opening was temporary. This season's opening was also temporary:
http://bestsnow.net/seas16.htm wrote:Mid-October cold allowed Killington and Sunday River to open first in North America on October 19. After a week of skiing the snow melted and snowmaking did not resume for nearly 3 weeks.

The days of operation appear to exclude closed days after temporary openings, and probably account for weekend-only operation in late season as well.

I have not paid close enough attention. Were April/May temps in the East below average to slow down the snowmelt?
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2016 Horror Story.

Postby Patrick » Thu May 26, 2016 1:45 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Patrick has posted an informative table of Killington open/close dates and days of operation since 1997. He shows asterisks for 3 seasons where the October opening was temporary. This season's opening was also temporary:
http://bestsnow.net/seas16.htm wrote:Mid-October cold allowed Killington and Sunday River to open first in North America on October 19. After a week of skiing the snow melted and snowmaking did not resume for nearly 3 weeks.

The days of operation appear to exclude closed days after temporary openings, and probably account for weekend-only operation in late season as well.

"He shows asterisks for 3 seasons where the October opening was temporary"


The reason why I did is the list of the Killington website (http://www.killington.com/site/mountain ... g_snowfall) is making a distinction for those seasons; that wasn't the case previously like in the 1990s. Killington would open, for example October 1, but then would be close for x amount of days/weeks, before being able to open once again.

Tony Crocker wrote:I have not paid close enough attention. Were April/May temps in the East below average to slow down the snowmelt?


April has been colder, but which the except of a few cold days, May should be above average. The cooler spell overlapped the end of April and early May. Since May 20, temps have generally been +5c warmer than the 20c average and it going to get even warmer this weekend.
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2016 Horror Story.

Postby Patrick » Sat May 28, 2016 3:47 pm

UPDATE : May 28, 5:30pm : Thanks to this heatwave and temperatures in the mid-80F, Sunday May 29 may be the last day of the season (lift access will be free), HOWEVER if "snow conditions permit we could turn the lift again on Wednesday for one last hurrah" June 1!!! http://wp.me/pP1GY-3gb
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Re: Eastern Closing Thread 2016 Horror Story.

Postby Patrick » Tue May 31, 2016 12:40 pm

Just announced, Killington isn't opening tomorrow. Incredible that it was even this close to happen on this pathetic season.
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