Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:29 pm

Now rain is forecast for our arrival day at Stratton Dec. 2. https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/newengland/post/12201 :twisted:

Meanwhile California skiers can thank me for booking this trip. Up to 4 feet of snow is possible at Mammoth through Saturday. https://mammothweather.com/2018/11/27/s ... next-week/
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby jamesdeluxe » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:19 am

More from the northeast's impressive early season -- wish I'd been able to take advantage of it:
https://nyskiblog.com/mad-river-glen-midweek-pow-day/
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby flyover » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:07 am

Tony Crocker wrote:Now rain is forecast for our arrival day at Stratton Dec. 2. https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/newengland/post/12201 :twisted:


Wait a minute, we're talking about the NE in early December here. I'm pretty sure someone on this board (I'm too lazy to do a search) has repeatedly offered sound advice to avoid destination trips on fixed schedules to this region anytime of the winter, but especially in the early season. What Tony needs to do is change his plans and get to MRG/Sugarbush today or tomorrow. Should be great until the rain moves in on Sunday. The early season and the Sunday forecast might also work to keep the skier density pretty low on Saturday.

https://www.madriverglen.com/conditions/

https://opensnow.com/location/madriverglen

One more thing: why on earth Stratton? If Tony can't get up to MRG on Saturday, which picked up 27-33" from the storm cycle, Magic, which is reporting 16-23" from the cycle, is only 30 minutes past Stratton.
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:36 am

flyover wrote:I'm pretty sure someone on this board (I'm too lazy to do a search) has repeatedly offered sound advice to avoid destination trips on fixed schedules to this region anytime of the winter, but especially in the early season.

LOL, always great to throw people's words in their faces. :lol:

To be fair: as I understand it, this is a retiree's version of bringing your skis along on a business trip to the northeast -- i.e. not a true destination visit/they were already planning to be in the region for non-skiing reasons.
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:36 pm

James is correct. Since we booked this trip over a month ago skiing rates still to far exceed the norm for early December. The weather/NASJA conference we are attending is at Stratton. We will ski there early Sunday until we get waterlogged and depart early Tuesday morning when the conference is over.

The front end of the trip was not flexible as Liz made lots of plans with her friends in NYC. Next Tuesday through Friday are completely flexible so we will range far from southern Vermont if that will improve the skiing.
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:03 pm

Following James’ comments it is extremely rare IHMO that any western skier would fly to the Northeast to ski unless there was another reason for the trip.

Three of my visits were to actuarial meetings when I was working so airfare was paid and I took extra days. One of those enabled me to check off this off the skier's bucket list: http://www.bestsnow.net/TRsFTO/19900428Tuckerman.html

The time I skied a whole week was a NASJA annual in 2003 which Quebec/Charlevoix subsidized generously. I tacked Stowe, MRG and Jay onto that one per admin’s recommendation.

This time a few factors added up, including the time with Liz in NYC.
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:35 am

Report from Stratton the last two days:
http://forum.nyskiblog.com/Stratton-Con ... 39912.html
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Re: Killington and Sunday River are Open for 18-19

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:31 am

Pix from Sutton on opening day -- even though there were some unfrozen water bars, look at all that snow:
https://zone.ski/mont-sutton-1er-decemb ... naturelle/

Since I haven't been able to take advantage of the bounty, I'll have to content myself with posting links to other people's reports.
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