Eastern Closing 2019

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Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:12 pm

I've been working on this list since 2006. The first one always takes the most time:

Eastern Closing Thread 2019 …No fooling around: Skiing is an April sport – Part 1
https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/04 ... rt-part-1/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Need to get stuff done, I'm going skiing for a few days.
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:52 pm

Here is this week's list of updates.
Eastern Closing 2019 : April’s snow showers brings late Easter skiing or May possibly be more – Week 2
https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/04 ... re-week-2/
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 am

To borrow from another motto... "Ski It While You Can"

Down to 38 (12 spinning daily)

Eastern Closing 2019: Late Easter and Deep into April Snowpack – Week 3

https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/04 ... ck-week-3/

Quebec: 24
Ontario: 2
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1?

Vermont: 6
Maine: 2
New Hampshire: 2
New York: 1
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Major update on my blog post.

https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/04 ... ck-week-3/

Update, April 17, 2:00pm: Wash out Easter Weekend. Ski areas are looking at all the rain in the forecast and wondering about the weekend plans. Regardless of the huge amount of snow, some decided that they will not open for one last weekend at Easter.


So far these include:
Camp Fortune
Le Massif
St-Mathieu
Val d'Irène
Whiteface
Burke
Smuggs


Other decided to reopen today Wednesday on the last sunny spring day prior to wet Easter weekend. Miller moved it closing date to today, while Mad and Smokey haven't made a call on this weekend.
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:05 pm

Yes that's an ugly forecast but not an uncommon one for the Northeast in spring. The Mt. Mansfield Stake averages 5 days of rain in April.

IIRC one of the great features of the big 2001 season in the Northeast was that April was relatively dry. Therefore the spring corn skiing was more like we usually get in the West. And the natural snowpack must have been deep after the big March.

SoCal's season comes to an end this weekend at Snow Summit, Snow Valley and Mt. Baldy. Our current spring weather is not so uncommon either: 80+F in LA and 60+F in the mountains.
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Yes that's an ugly forecast but not an uncommon one for the Northeast in spring. The Mt. Mansfield Stake averages 5 days of rain in April.


There is rain, and then there is RAIN.

I don't recall having rain affect most of the East over an entire long weekend. Alerts are given with the high risk of flooding across good parts of Ontario, Quebec to Vermont (and I presume some other states).

I decided to add an extra post due to the deluge of closures and skip one weekend approach.

From 38 to 17...ouch
Eastern Closing 2019: Deluge Easter edition – Week 3a
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:28 pm

Okay, how bad is it?

After the Deluge, What’s Left? Eastern Closing 2019: Week – 4
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:59 pm

Patrick posted a UVM website graph of recent years at the Mansfield Stake. Here are the top years:
MansfieldTopYears.jpg


If you create that graph yourself at https://waw.w3.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=.% ... l.php&dir= you can put the mouse over the graph and see the exact values ranked for any date.

2018-19 crossed the 40-inch mark (cited by JSpin I think as when Vermont tree skiing comes into play) the earliest on Nov. 28. It did not pass its Nov. 29 peak of 46 inches until Jan. 2.

1981-82 had the highest base from Dec. 6 - Dec. 20. 1968-69 took over the top spot on Christmas Eve and held it continuously to Apr. 13 aside from 2018-19 regaining it briefly from Jan. 27 - Feb. 2.

1981-82 and 2018-19 had the second and third highest base depths from Jan. 12 - Mar. 11. Then the huge March of 2001 caught up and was in second place from Mar. 24 - Apr. 6. 1995-96 had the biggest April snowfall, the highest base depth from Apr. 17-20 and had similar runoff as 1968-69 in May/June.

Scott Braaten has been touting the Mansfield Stake snow depths for some time this season. Overall northern Vermont snowfall is in the 120% range, good but less than 1995-96 and much less than 2000-01. The big November of 2018 must carry disproportionate importance in creating and maintaining the deep snowpack as long as the rest of the season is decent.
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:25 pm

Major update on my last post.

Update: Thursday evening:
Another April weekend, another terrible forecast weekend. From my point of view, flood levels are the highest in a generation, the rivers are rising and the call is still for a few days of rain. You know there is an issue when you have to look if the highways are still open if you want to go skiing.

A few things have come into focus the last few hours, rain and impact on the snowpack.
A few ski areas which generally don’t have much issues with lack of snow late in season are calling it a season due to the unfavourable forecast again this weekend are throwing in the towel like Massif du Sud, Mont Comi and Mont Sutton. Mont Orford decided not to try to reopen after not opening Easter weekend.
Others are warning that they might not open on certains days as planed or at all this weekend due to the same forecast: Ste-Anne and Vallée Bleue.

Other like Jay, Sugarloaf, without mentioning Sutton, have dialled back hopes to spinning beyond May 5. It looks like again this season, that the last spinning lifts will be at MSS and Kmart.

https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/04 ... 19-week-4/
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:50 pm

Still 6 spinning at least one day in May. The week of daily operations, only Loaf and Kmart. Only MSS and K are looking to go beyond the first weekend in May.

Bad news, Good news: May is still a skiing month – Eastern Closing 2019 – Week 5
https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/05 ... 19-week-5/
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby waliamdash » Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 am

The torrential rain during the Easter Long weekend had a huge impact on a human activities; some regions are seeing significant amount of flooding with the quantities of rain, huge snowpack and above normal temperatures.

The impact on skiing and skiing operations are also important, but it’s just a sport, not people lives. In one week, the snow depth at the top of Mount Mansfield has dropped over 2 feet. Although the snowpack went from 108″ to 83″, the amount of snow left is still well above the average for April 23rd and is similar to the amounts found at this time in 2007, 2009 and 2011 (81″-84″). It’s only trailing the 2017-18 season (99″) which got hit by a late season storms and found itself almost deeper as it had been all that season.
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby waliamdash » Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 am

wah that good keep it up brothers
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Wed May 08, 2019 10:21 pm

One more weekend of ski spring ahead; one more blog post.

Oh Mother (Nature)!!! Thanks for the continued season – Eastern Closing 2019 – Week 6
https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/05 ... 19-week-6/
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby waliamdash » Thu May 09, 2019 7:00 am

good result keep it up
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Re: Eastern Closing 2019

Postby Patrick » Tue May 14, 2019 12:38 pm

The energizer bunny 2018-19 ski season... still going strong.
Deep snowpack...even snow in some part of the East.

MSS changed their announced closing date from May 20 to TBD. Confirming next weekend May 26-27 and tentatively June 1-2.

Here is this week's blog post:
May is the new April? Eastern Closing 2019 – Week 7
https://madpatski.wordpress.com/2019/05 ... 19-week-7/
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