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Posted: Dec 08, 2006 - 9:01 PM GMT

oh man did it feel good to finally make some runs. i just got back from wa-wa who did a spectacular job getting things going this year.

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Posted: Dec 08, 2006 - 9:23 PM GMT

What did Wawa have open today?

I made my first turns last weekend at Okemo. It wasn't the greatest of conditions but it was still good to be out.
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Posted: Dec 08, 2006 - 9:41 PM GMT

upper and lower conifer , indian summer and the magic carpet trail today- tomorrow they will probably add ralphs run-look mom and challenger- we are going tomorrow night-trying out the new boots- and will be first time with a helmet

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Posted: Dec 08, 2006 - 10:09 PM GMT

they had it pretty much covered wall to wall with a good depth. condition-wise, it was like mid winter hard pack. i was out there from 9 to about 12:30 tearing that place up. i hope everything holds up well enough with the higher temps moving in.

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Posted: Dec 09, 2006 - 2:56 AM GMT
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condition-wise, it was like mid winter hard pack.


You really should try Crotched this weekend for comparison. You definitely won't regret the little bit extra drive.

... actually, you live in Southern NH. It's probably closer anyway

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Posted: Dec 09, 2006 - 3:49 AM GMT

Did Breckenridge today, it's time to medicate. Many micro brews around. Damn, it hurts good. Maybe Keystone tomorrow, Vail on Sunday? 4,000+ acres open at Vail. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, finally on skis!

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Posted: Dec 10, 2006 - 3:00 PM GMT

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Damn, it hurts good.

Likewise me at Sundown. I am at the keyboard this morning trying to coax myself into a couple more hours today. Gonna have to break out the meds to do it though.

Early artificial snow is always made at high W/A ratio to lay down a survivable hard base. It was chunky yesterday, but that's life. Gotta get those miles on the legs early.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2006 - 3:45 PM GMT

SR on Tuesday was near mid winter pow coming out of the guns. (Of course the single digit temps the night before (and a pre-exisiting MM base) made for almost perfect snowmaking conditions.

Wachusett does a great job of cranking out the snow to get open. They have great output-to-acreage. That being said, Crotched has taken it a couple of notches higher with the newer technology. It's impressive, to say the least.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2006 - 4:59 PM GMT

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Did Breckenridge today, it's time to medicate. Many micro brews around. Damn, it hurts good. Maybe Keystone tomorrow, Vail on Sunday? 4,000+ acres open at Vail. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, finally on skis!


Vail is reporting only 19" of coverage but I see they have alot of terrain open......since your there...what's the real deal? A-Basin reports only 27" of coverage and 30% open.


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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 12:28 AM GMT

Bradford was open today. Now if they could only update their website more people might know about it.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 1:31 AM GMT

Well, I will say this. I was supprised as to how much snow making power they have out here, I really thought they rely on mother nature, but there is a boat load of snowmaking out here. I will also say it is tucked away very nicely, no supply lines visable runing up the mountain. Obviously it is still early season, however coverage is very, very good. Damn!!! I was in the back bowls at Vail today. With some very good natural coverage, sure some thin spots in between the bumps. Did Keystone in the morning Saturday and A basin in the afternoon. What a differance 5 miles up the road makes. Although Keystone stated 2700 acres open, I had a much better afternoon at A Basin's 800 open acres. Much, much better snow and a lot more laid back. Plus you did not have to PAY to park. As my luck may have it there is a 10-14 inch dump coming in through tomorrow afternoon. Maybe, I won't be on that flight back to Hartford in the morning.

So the bottom line is, call the airlines and get out to Summit County!

Four days in 9000+ elavation, damn this is good pain. More beer!!

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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 2:48 AM GMT

three days at Okemo, quite a few trails open considering the slow start. Thurs. nice conditions on world cup & defiance with morning sunshine. late day snow was cool. Fri. bitter cold but found unbelievable powder on timberline. Sat. Jackson Gore opened made run after run on upper & lower limelight, excellent conditions early on. Drove past Bromley on the way home, surprising number of cars in the lot for just one run.

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