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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 2:06 PM GMT
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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 5:59 PM GMT

historically speaking, that is more than enough to open sugar. in fact, they say they will be open Wednesday, their earliest ever.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 6:10 PM GMT

Their website also states, "snowmaking in progress".

Really?


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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 6:51 PM GMT

I went to the Snoeshoe webcam and it shows guns going and it is snowing. On their FB page people are asking about the resort opening but the resort has only commented about other issues, ignoring the questions about opening. I suspect they and other resorts in the region are doing a cost/benefit looksee at the numbers regarding the big question of opening yhis week.

While the next 7 days the temps at Snoshoe are definately winter like, starting this weekend they get back to a more normal temp range which means the snow would be gone and a stop in snomaking. It will be interesting to see which resorts in this region throw fiscal caution to the wind and open up for maybe a week or so then possibly have to shut down.

Here in Vermont many resorts are hoping to fire up the guns around Nov 1st for a Sat before Thanksgiving opening. I doubt that will happen looking at the forward temps.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 8:15 PM GMT
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oh hell, that is now way more than enough to open sugar 100%. bring the rock skis. probably charge holiday level fares as well.

looks like the temp is still dropping - more of the roads are covered.


And, while Snowshoe could technically open with just the Skidder and Grabhammer lifts, they don't ever do it either early or late. Just not enough business at that level I believe.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 9:22 PM GMT

Sugars cam at 508 pm. The lens is wet with rain drops. Not good. The SMI Wizzard in the base area is sitting quiet. A big water swall is at the base of the run. It is getting white, however. They will need some less humidty tonight to get anything down. Its at 24 now(so they say)
and the gun is off. They can open on minimal cover on Upper and Lower Flying Mile, what they will make snow on. Even with two feet of wet natural snow, they will still need some machine made piles to spread around.
On another note- Alot of areas from the Banana Belt to Maine are just not ready to open on Halloween. No matter how much natural they get. Most places havent got the tracks on the cats yet. Let alone the plow on the truck to clear the parking lot. All the snow is good hype. It will help to sell season passes. Im just wondering how many people will call a resort after the strorm. They will ask when are you planing to open? Then be sad to hear a mad response of someone grumbling not until December!
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Posted: Oct 29, 2012 - 9:56 PM GMT

Was in Boone last week, busy college town. The Blue Ridge parkway rivaled the best rides I've ever taken. The Smokies are awesome, just delete the PF, Gat thing. Not a hint of wind at Clingmans Dome and 75 degrees.

For the biologists / tree experts, why don't they have much red foliage in the south?




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Posted: Oct 30, 2012 - 12:32 AM GMT

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I don't even play one on tv, but the reds and bright oranges are sugar maples. Think maple syrup country.

Let's hope this storm doesn't bode for another season like last year's Halloween storm did. Think snow!

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Posted: Oct 30, 2012 - 12:56 PM GMT

Snow Country shows Cataloochie and Sugar Mt. opening tomorrow (Oct. 31, 2012).

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Posted: Oct 30, 2012 - 1:33 PM GMT

White Grass cross country resort in Canaan Valley, WV is reporting 28" as of 7am and expecting another foot.

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I went back to check out the resorts in the mid-App area and I think I confused SnowShoe with Sugar Mtn.



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Posted: Oct 31, 2012 - 8:25 PM GMT
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I don't even play one on tv, but the reds and bright oranges are sugar maples. Think maple syrup country.

What?
The sugar maples are a golden yellow laced with lime. Some oaks are red, some a dark red. Poison Ivy is red. Aspens or Poplars are also yellow. Sassafras is a orange or yellow. On the cape here, we have white oaks which are the color of shit. It's the red oaks of Northern N.e. and Ma. that make for a much better mix.

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