Eastern Snowmaking Fall 2017

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Wildcat tested their snowmaking this morning on Upper Lynx and it looks like the guns may be pumping out snow and not just water (it was cold enough early this morning).

https://www.facebook.com/WildcatMountain/videos/10155746882507359/
- Sam

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  • obienickobienick expert
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    That looks like just water.
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
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    just water
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    So it looks like Killington was the first to actually blow snow last night. Are they actually trying to start building a base at this point?
    - Sam
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    edited October 17 Posts: 529
    Very little if any will survive until next window which is far out as it stands. As I mentioned in then other thread it's show snow, also to train new employees in early season ops, etc.
  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
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    Killington blew on North Ridge. Guns off now. Nothing on Superstar
  • edited October 17 Posts: 1,964

    Killington blew on North Ridge. Guns off now. Nothing on Superstar


    Looks nice on the web cam, but it's doesn't look like they blew much.

    http://www.killington.com/site/mountain/webcam/northridge.html
    - Sam
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
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    Killington blew on North Ridge. Guns off now. Nothing on Superstar


    Looks nice on the web cam, but it's doesn't look like they blew much.

    http://www.killington.com/site/mountain/webcam/northridge.html
    I think the web-cam is showing the blow-over onto Reason.  I'm pretty sure the chair in the web-cam is the Canyon.  Early this AM, you could see the plume of one or more guns in the left side of the cam shot.
  • mtsnow123mtsnow123 advanced
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    Killington has a nice video on their Twitter Page of the guns running.
  • obienickobienick expert
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    Looks like they didn't even make snow down to where Great Northern crosses Rime.
  • RemskiRemski advanced
    edited October 17 Posts: 337
    Like some of us have said in the last few days, it’s called blowing out the mice.
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    Sunday River claims that the snow they blew last night wasn't a test.
    - Sam
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    Cannon also made some snow as a test
    - Sam
  • RemskiRemski advanced
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    Ya, we’ll it won’t be there come Monday.
  • DrJeffDrJeff advanced
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    Sunday River claims that the snow they blew last night wasn't a test.

    Not a test, but just a trial. Had it been an actual test, multiple choice questions regarding opening day would of been handed out with a bubble style answer sheet and requisite #2 pencil! :D
  • obienickobienick expert
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    Per their video on Facebook, Killington made snow on Superstar https://www.facebook.com/killingtonresort/videos/10155241242909401/
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
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    Sunday River claims that the snow they blew last night wasn't a test.

    They also said they ran the compressors in the test a week or so ago but they didn't. Don't believe all you read.

  • DrJeffDrJeff advanced
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    newpylong said:

    Sunday River claims that the snow they blew last night wasn't a test.

    They also said they ran the compressors in the test a week or so ago but they didn't. Don't believe all you read.

    Check out World Cup Supply's FB page! Snow was made, and skied, on Supe's top headwall!
  • newpylongnewpylong expert
    edited October 17 Posts: 529
    DrJeff said:

    newpylong said:

    Sunday River claims that the snow they blew last night wasn't a test.

    They also said they ran the compressors in the test a week or so ago but they didn't. Don't believe all you read.

    Check out World Cup Supply's FB page! Snow was made, and skied, on Supe's top headwall!
    What does that have to do with Sunday River? BTW, I went to high school with the guy in that video, he's nuts lol. Stand up family - long time Killington locals.
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