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About snowgeek

  • Birthday 04/01/1967

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    Slingerlands, NY 225' elevation, 5 miles SW of Albany
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    Snow, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, ADK 46, paddling, wilderness camping, guitar, ice cream.

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  1. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    I heard Stratton had such big wind holds today that they were giving refunds out like tax cuts for the wealthy! And Okemo was pretty bad too? I guess that low level jet really messed with southern Vermont. .
  2. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Killington was pretty fun today. There were 5 lift holds at opening but they all opened by noon. Conditions started with really nice packed powder but got skied off expect the moguls on the ungroomed half of Superstar that stayed beautiful packed powder all day! Outer Limits was great the first time but slick between the bumps for our last run of the day. A few long lift lines but we got a dozen runs in. .
  3. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Awesome! Have a blast. Their new snowmaking system cranks so hopefully they have resurfaced everything.
  4. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Half price tickets this weekend for ski club members at Killington so Killington it is. $52.
  5. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    What are people's thoughts about skiing this weekend at Killington Saturday vs. Sunday. Saturday looks sunnier, but the higher summits wind forecast scared me a bit: .SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow showers across the northern Green Mountains. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 50 to 65 mph, decreasing to 35 to 50 mph in the afternoon. Wind chill values in the single digits above zero. Was worried about lift wind holds, although Killington faces east, so that should help, especially with Bear Mountain which is more protected. The pressure gradient between the low scooting through Quebec and the high to the south looks pretty intense on Saturday. Was thinking the snow might be a little fresher Saturday and sun is always nice. Sunday looks like the warm advection from the next low should cloud things up. Hmmmmm. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  6. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    I’m giving Killington a try Saturday. Hopefully it’s not to firm/ icy. I’ll probably bring my soft snow skis in case there are any bumps on Outer Limits etc. and my old carvers in case it’s super icy. I’m sure I will be longingly looking into the woods that skied so we’ll before Meltapalooza.
  7. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    Sumptins bound to pop up after the cutter next week. .
  8. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    This post makes me think I need weather data rehab.....oy......hit the nail on the head. I've even checked the Euro during a middle of the night pee. I'm so ashamed!!!!
  9. Obs Thread 1/15-17

    So this morning my fancy snow stick showed 5" and then we had pretty steady snow all day so I assumed we'd have like 8", but.......I forgot about the 1" of concrete on the ground already. Measures more accurately after work and it looks like 5.8" of fluff with super fluff on top. It xc skied like butter! I'll take it, but still haven't had a 6"+ storm this year.
  10. Obs Thread 1/15-17

    I'm in it! It's groovy!
  11. Obs Thread 1/15-17

    I'm at work now about 6 mines northwest of my house and there was 4" (5" at my house). S+ 1/4m vis in this unexpected juicy band moving through. Temp dropped to 25.5F and winds are picking up out of the NW.
  12. Obs Thread 1/15-17

    Thanks! Me in-laws bought it for me for the holidays! It's nice to know that they support my sickness.
  13. Obs Thread 1/15-17

    5” here in the Albany Snow Hole. Steady light snow. .
  14. Days and days of snow disco

    Not to be an imby’er, but every NAM run has had a precip min in Western Albany county, sort or near Rick (Logan11). Western Albany county is over 2000 ft. in places. Mid level winds are SW, so maybe shadowing off of the Catskills? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Days and days of snow disco

    NWS Alb map pretty bullish here. Liking the NW trend up this way. Trying to meh my way to avg here. We’re -6.9” for the season. .