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Snow Ridge NY

Postby Anthony » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:26 pm

With all the weather notices being posted , we made a last minute move and drove to Watertown NY as have been watching the snow totals from last week and what is in the forecast. Tomorrow we will head to Snowridge . Have read favourable reviews of the ski area so looking forward to it.
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby Admin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:30 pm

Looking forward to your TR!
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby Anthony » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Snow Ridge was good today. The snow started off slowly in the early morning hours . By midday about 3 inches of new snow and then the intensity ramped up so by about 15.00 hrs accumulation was close to 6 inches . Currently heavy snow is falling . Only 1 lift running to the summit today so spent the day riding the lift and hiking around looking at options. Used caution, as even with all the new snow not sure how deep the base is on natural snow trails. Tomorrow, all the lifts should be running and the snow is forecasted to fall late into the night. With this forecast, will stick around for another day as Saturday should be a great powder day. On another note lot of hype in the media about this storm but really just a snowfall .
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby Anthony » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:05 pm

Today was the day for powder. The web site said a foot had fallen overnight but more like a foot and a half. Deep snow up to the knees off the T Bar . Untracked run after run for hours today. The woods were amazing with deep snow everywhere. No lift lines and inexpensive lift tickets. Can't beat it for a Saturday. Even if you go tomorrow still lots of tracked powder and packed powder with untracked in the woods. Just have to find it. Will post some pics later.
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:58 pm

Which route did you take from the Laurentians to Snow Ridge?
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby Anthony » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Left from our west of Montreal city house. West on highway 401 through Eastern Ontario then south on I 81 at Thousand Islands to Watertown. Door to door to Snow Ridge 4 hours. The Montfort- Morin Heights -Christieville area of the Laurentians is our part time home away from home dating back in the family on both sides over 60 years. A area where skiing all began.
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby Anthony » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Had the camera on Friday morning and Saturday afternoon . No tree pics but still some shots to show the snow . Nice to ski wide open areas with deep powder.
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No lift line on a Saturday after over a foot of new snow.
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Still tracking powder in open areas after 14.00 HRS
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View of the storm on Friday
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby EMSC » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Yep. Still as small as I remember it. Looks worth it though considering the total lack of competition on a pow day. Some good steep-but-short woods off to the side if you know where to go as well.
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Re: Snow Ridge NY

Postby baldyskier » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:32 am

Anthony wrote:Today was the day for powder. The web site said a foot had fallen overnight but more like a foot and a half. Deep snow up to the knees off the T Bar . Untracked run after run for hours today. The woods were amazing with deep snow everywhere. No lift lines and inexpensive lift tickets. Can't beat it for a Saturday. Even if you go tomorrow still lots of tracked powder and packed powder with untracked in the woods. Just have to find it. Will post some pics later.

Thanks for the TR. Brought back memories, as I spent my first full year skiing at Snow Ridge as a senior in high school. I skied there with my school ski team several nights a week, plus some weekends. It was a great place to learn, especially surrounded by the good skiers on the team.
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