Where's Spring??

4aprice4aprice advanced
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1st weekend in April and I'm blowing off another day because even at Camelback its below freezing, cloudy and no chance of soft snow. (hard as a rock comes to mind)  Hoping the 48 tomorrow in NYC translates to at least 40-45 with sun for an afternoon tomorrow.  (end rant)

As a lover of good spring skiing I'm hoping the next 2 weekends produce some warm temps and plenty o sunshine. (oh yea soft bumps)  Need some spring.

Alex

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

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  • Posts: 2,356
    Spring looked great today in Maine with a powder day and soft spring skiing later
    - Sam
  • CannonballCannonball advanced
    Posts: 242
    Last weekend (3/31 & 4/1) had some good spring conditions at Burke and some GREAT spring conditions at Loon.
    Today (4/7) flirted with spring at Cannon. It was so on the edge that every cloud made a difference. A shot of sun would instantly soften things up. A passing cloud would firm it up again. Fortunately there was slightly more sun than clouds.
  • marcskimarcski advanced
    Posts: 253
    imageWhen you can ski powder on April 7th, who needs soft spring bumps. (Plus, like Cannonball said, last Sat was 50 with soft bumps!).
  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 2,141
    To answer the initial question, "Where's spring"? 
    The answer: Jan. 10 to Mar. 2.
  • 4aprice4aprice advanced
    Posts: 193
    Yea Marcski I heard the Cats got snow.  NY tv didn't comment on it so I found out too late or I would have hit Bell yesterday.  

    Supposed to be nice the end of this week but channel 2 in NY said weather late next weekend could get wild and temps drop again.  Hoping to hit Killington  next 2 weekends.

    And Josh, Joe Bastardi said that due to the way the ocean currents are setting up we may see a series of late (or backside) winters in the coming years. 


    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ

  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
    Posts: 368
    Just be wary of Bastardi - he always picks and chooses cold events, cold evidence etc for his predictions/climate posts - and usually ignores any warm events. A lot of misinformation on his Twitter feed. I'm not saying that we won't have late winters - just be wary of what he posts.
  • 4aprice4aprice advanced
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    Last weekend (3/31 & 4/1) had some good spring conditions at Burke and some GREAT spring conditions at Loon.
    Today (4/7) flirted with spring at Cannon. It was so on the edge that every cloud made a difference. A shot of sun would instantly soften things up. A passing cloud would firm it up again. Fortunately there was slightly more sun than clouds.

    I know, I know Cannonball.  I'm just looking for those "beach" days with plenty o sun and warm.  Best I can say now is that we are not losing too much base.

    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • riverc0ilriverc0il advanced
    Posts: 314
    4aprice said:

    Last weekend (3/31 & 4/1) had some good spring conditions at Burke and some GREAT spring conditions at Loon.
    Today (4/7) flirted with spring at Cannon. It was so on the edge that every cloud made a difference. A shot of sun would instantly soften things up. A passing cloud would firm it up again. Fortunately there was slightly more sun than clouds.

    I know, I know Cannonball.  I'm just looking for those "beach" days with plenty o sun and warm.  Best I can say now is that we are not losing too much base.

    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    The tough thing about not losing snow at this point is areas will close before we get to those great spring days. We've had some okay spring conditions but we are still missing those extended stretches of short sleeve t-shirt weather. The new snow was nice yesterday but I'd rather have 60*F no wind and a blue sky. 
  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
    Posts: 368
    You all may get your wish for some spring weather - next Sat could by 70F across much of NY/New England as the warm front now moves through faster (subject to change)
  • sugarloafsugarloaf expert
    Posts: 930
    Packed powder here at Bretton Woods from start at 9am to quitting at 1:30

    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.

  • 4aprice4aprice advanced
    Posts: 193
    riverc0il said:

    4aprice said:

    Last weekend (3/31 & 4/1) had some good spring conditions at Burke and some GREAT spring conditions at Loon.
    Today (4/7) flirted with spring at Cannon. It was so on the edge that every cloud made a difference. A shot of sun would instantly soften things up. A passing cloud would firm it up again. Fortunately there was slightly more sun than clouds.

    I know, I know Cannonball.  I'm just looking for those "beach" days with plenty o sun and warm.  Best I can say now is that we are not losing too much base.

    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    The tough thing about not losing snow at this point is areas will close before we get to those great spring days. We've had some okay spring conditions but we are still missing those extended stretches of short sleeve t-shirt weather. The new snow was nice yesterday but I'd rather have 60*F no wind and a blue sky. 
    You and I are on the same page Steve.  My home bump (the mighty Camelback Pa) closed today with a ton of snow on the trails (close to 5ft of base at spots)  They could go another 2 weeks if they wanted.  They even had 500 walk up sales today.  

    I'm rooting for sunny and warm the next 2 weekends.

    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • SpruceSpruce intermediate
    edited April 8 Posts: 34

    Last weekend (3/31 & 4/1) had some good spring conditions at Burke and some GREAT spring conditions at Loon.
    Today (4/7) flirted with spring at Cannon. It was so on the edge that every cloud made a difference. A shot of sun would instantly soften things up. A passing cloud would firm it up again. Fortunately there was slightly more sun than clouds.

    Spot-on assessment regarding Cannon yesterday.  Edges were beautiful but got some mashed potatoes atop ice later on.  Great day nonetheless. 
    I was thinking that would be it for 17-18 but i sill haven't put 'em way
     yet.  
  • sugarloafsugarloaf expert
    Posts: 930
    I'm skiing Cannon tomorrow and it's forecast to be sunny and unseasonably cold.

    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.

  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 1,325

    To answer the initial question, "Where's spring"? 

    The answer: Jan. 10 to Mar. 2.

    ;))

  • sugarloafsugarloaf expert
    Posts: 930
    Really cold at Cannon today. 15F at the base and 4F at the summit when we started at 10:00am. Only 32F at the base when we quit at 2:30pm

    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.

  • Bill29Bill29 advanced
    Posts: 317
    Where's Spring? Who knows? One forecaster said it looks like we'll have cooler-than-normal-weather until the end of April. You never know about the weather, especially in New England.For example, on May 9, 1977, in Worcester, we had 13 inches of snow. That storm hit a lot of central and southern New England and eastern New York State. Since the leaves were on the trees and the snow was wet and heavy, many limbs came down and took many power lines with them. Lots of people were without power for several days. It was interesting but not a lot of fun.
  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
    Posts: 368
    I'll post sometime this evening, but yesterday at Mt. Snow was a bluebird, January-Feb type day with dry snow, powder in the woods, and fantastic coverage. I want to say a once in a 10-20 year type conditions for April 9. Nobody on the lift could believe how incredible it was.
  • mtsnow123mtsnow123 advanced
    Posts: 425
    Past 4 days at Mount Snow were spectacular. 6" of snow Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Eveyrthing was refreshed and woods were riding very well. It became soft on Sunday and yesterday (Monday) with bluebird skies. With how empty it was yesterday, I set a new personal record of 3.5 minutes from top of bluebird bubble back to line at bluebird bubble.
  • ChuckstahChuckstah advanced
    Posts: 431
    Today at Mt Snow was fantastic. It snowed the entire time there from 11- close with midwinter conditions everywhere. Refills every run. Spring? It can wait.
  • RemskiRemski advanced
    Posts: 421
    Spring skiing is arriving this weekend and beyond. We haven’t seen it this good this late in decades SO LETS GET OUT THERE!!!
  • marcskimarcski advanced
    edited April 17 Posts: 253
    Remski said:

    Spring skiing is arriving this weekend and beyond. We haven’t seen it this good this late in decades SO LETS GET OUT THERE!!!

    I'm seeing high temps for K-mart of 36 and 39 with windy conditions on Sat and Sun....not really spring skiing temps yet.

    In fact, 2-4 is predicted for Thursday and another 2-4 for Thursday night...Friday could be a decent powder day!

    https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-72.80518251036007&lat=43.6183142576443#.WtaEwpch1PZ


  • loafasaurloafasaur intermediate
    edited April 21 Posts: 46
    A buddy sent me this.  Taken near the top of Sugarloaf 4/21 2:55 pm.  He reports it's winter up there, wall-to-wall top to bottom.  Sure wish I still had legs enough to do it!  Forecast for a lot of hiking in May.

  • loafasaurloafasaur intermediate
    Posts: 46
    Try again.
    Loaf 21 Apr 18.JPG
    320 x 240 - 34K
  • ChuckstahChuckstah advanced
    Posts: 431
    I found Spring at Mount Snow today.  Along with great skiing including on natural trails and in the glades.  May have to go back for closing day tomorrow!
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