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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