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If you could go back in time to a previous winter to ski, which would it be and why.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 4:07 PM GMT

i would go back to: 1993-94 ski season. i was doing a lot of field service work for a company.i even got up to montreal jan 04,and it was -40 degrees! tons of snow thru out new england that 93/94 season. cause of the work related stuff....plus a new relationship with a woman i was seeing at the time (she did not ski-nor want to learn) i did not ski much. still--keeping up with the constant snowstorms that hit the central mass area--plus up north--i REALLY wished i had that season to do over again! i recall the snowbanks being high right up till mid march of 94!

i would go back to those days and ski : Wachusett,Bradford,Pats Pk,Temple,Beast,and much more..................if only i had the BACK IN TIME capsule! brian o

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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 6:58 PM GMT

1968-69. As I have mentioned on earlier posts, that was the winter Mt. Washington received more than 550 inche of snow. I remember the T-bar at Sugarloaf had to be bulldozed out in order to run. I swam in the ocean in Maine on July 4 in '69 and skied Tuckerman Ravine July 6.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 9:38 PM GMT

I'd go back to the mid 70's when my home mountain, Attitash was truly untouched, when tightrope was 15 feet wide, when Saco was to the outside of the hall double and there was a T bar at the learning area.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 9:51 PM GMT

March '01!!!!

I can't remember one thaw that whole winter.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 11:12 PM GMT

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..., when Saco was to the outside of the hall double and there was a T bar at the learning area.


Trail widening has been an outgrowth of snowmaking, and I do miss some of the real narrow runs. Goat (Stowe) - widened; Narrow Gauge - not so narrow, etc.

Glades of today have brought back a sense of narrowness and I while I have fond memories of Downdraft and Big Dipper (Killington) as very tight glades, I don't think they were any better than Julios (Killington), Paradise (MRG), etc.

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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 11:18 PM GMT

BILL 29................INCRED!
THAT MEANS WITHIN A 2 DAY PERIOD....YOU SNORKLED/SWAM/SUNBURNED..........THEN........skied like a banshee on a crest of icy/snow+MT LIVING!!!! then.............said! wow! I CAN'T BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THING! really good season----and you saw the reason..... why THE NORTHEAST USA IS THE PLACE TO: boogie......w/da best of em! god bless these mts of ours......brian o

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Posted: Nov 15, 2005 - 11:35 PM GMT

Just after that big dump we just got, a buddy of mine spent the morning riding Pow, and the afternoon windsurfing on Lake Champlain.

oh yeah.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 - 2:39 PM GMT
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February 1978. After the famous blizzard I was snowed in at UMass Dartmouth for a week and cross country skied on the roads through most of South Dartmouth. After there was some road clearing I got down to Horseneck Beach in Westport with friends and did some surfing in wetsuits.

I also remember the winter of 68-69. Lots of no school days. There used to be a sign on the chairlift at Gunstock that marked the snow depth in the spring of 69. I think you looked up to see it.
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Posted: Nov 16, 2005 - 3:35 PM GMT

The Blizzard of '78 was not bad for skiing, but it wasn't great. It was a coastal storm with far more snow to the small areas of the south.

If you lived in MA, the roads were legally closed, although I snuck up to NH on back roads. The deepest snow from that blizzard was about 50" at Diamond Hill, RI.

At Mittersill, they got only 4".



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