It's snowing pretty good right now on the upper mountain of the Bush. I am optimistically assuming it's snowing up at Jay and maybe kmart. If they are both willing to stay open no matter how many retail guests show up, which one will give up first? Will Jay give waterpark/hotel/Ice Hauss customers a voucher for free skiing or perhaps the other way around?
Update: WCAX just reported that kmart will be open "thru the end of April" with the 7-10" of snow they got today. That's a pretty bold statement being just the 9th of April. Maybe I misheard it. The "king of spring" comp is getting interesting. Wonder what Tucks got from this storm?
There's a picture on t4t of what is called a blowout in the Ravine. A part of the slope near Lunch Rocks has collapsed and washed away. There was speculation that perhaps an ice dam had built up under the snow and then blew out, causing the mess. I've been in the Ravine many times over the years (but not in recent years, unfortunately) and I've never seen anything like this.
The above event took place some time ago. I don't know when. The above description isn't clear that it didn't just happen and perhaps this fixes that.
Summary: Accumulated 2 ft since the weekend.
"Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.
It may be moved to CONSIDERABLE if more snow falls.
Crevasses, undermined snow, and waterfall holes continue to be a serious threat. Currently the area from the Sluice to the Center Bowl is littered with crevasses. Most of these are covered with a thin coating of newer snow, which makes them nearly impossible to safely assess their exact location, size and depth. The hazards presented by the crevasses are not to be taken lightly; it is truly “no-fall” terrain."
Of course you probably all heard about the death last week.
On April 4th, Norman Priebatsch, 67 slipped, fell and slid into a deep crevasse in Tuckerman’s. The crevasse is located between an area known as the Lunch Rocks and the Lip. Last I heard the body still has not been located.
Considering the difficult season we had, Killington hung in quite well. I hate to say it, but the days of skiing into May or June are probably gone. I would guess that the money lost doing that is better spent for the early season or regulars season expenses.
Seven Springs Pa. will be open Tue. the 24th of April with one lift and trail after receiving more than a foot of snow last night and today with more due tonight into tomorrow . Check out their web cams and the video on their website. Also Wisp Maryland is getting. Dump on too.