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Jason215

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    Long Island NY Melville/ Deer Park

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  1. Jason215

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    Agree. Growing up in the 80s in Rego Park, Queens, usually our biggest snowfall for the entire winter was a 6 incher. It would be an above average year to get an 8 inch snowstorm. I moved to Long Island in 2001, and since the move, I’m amazed at how many 12+ snowfalls we get. I’m saying to myself where was all this snow when I was a kid, lol. I have never had even 1 snow day while attending NYC public schools. I was too young for the Blizzard of ‘78, and the blizzard of ‘83 started on a Friday afternoon; by the time Monday rolled around, NYC schools were open. Nowadays, I expect and least 1, 12 inch or more storm per year. It’s like revenge of the weenies these days. Jason
  2. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    If you haven’t skied Stratton in that long, go with them. For $47, you can’t beat it. And even though they are only half open, it’s a big mountain and would have many options for you. I wouldn’t think the crowds would be that bad this early in the season. If I didn’t have prior commitments this weekend, I’d take you up on your offer. BTW, Jay Peak is now 100% open as well. Let’s hope we can quickly recover from this Sunday’s rain storm. I’m hoping it would just add to the density of the snow pack rather than melt much of it. -Jason
  3. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Looks good! I hit Kmart on Saturday. Conditions were great for November. Didn’t ski Sunday as it was raining and socked in fog through late morning. After this latest Dump, this season is off to an epic start. Jason
  4. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Incredible pics! Thanks for sharing. Jason
  5. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Thanks for the great pic. It looks like mid-January. I usually write off all of November and half of December for skiing since it’s usually marginal most years (especially Killington southward).
  6. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Thanks for the informative post JSpin. I figured we were close to a month ahead of schedule for trees in the Northen Greens. What I didn’t realize is that November tree skiing in mid-November was not as rare as I had thought.
  7. Jason215

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of tree skiing in November on the East Coast! That’s awesome. Looks like we’re off to a rockin start to the ski season. I can’t remember as robust an early season as this. Great combination of cold snowmaking temps plus several natural snowfalls and more of both over the next few weeks! Heading over to Killington for next weekend’s World Cup. Thinking they should have quite a bit of terrain open by then. Jason
  8. Jason215

    NNE Winter Thread

    Hit Jay Peak Today. What was forecasted to be an iffy day weatherwise turned out partly sunny towards the end of the day. No rain while lifts were running. It’s amazing how the valley only a few miles away had bare ground, but the “glacier” from Jay literally started at the slope side of the Stateside Hotel. Tram was closed, but still quite a bit of trails open from the Jet triple and Bonaventure Quad running. Lots of snow on the hill and a bunch of glades still open and good coverage. Tomorrow might not be so great. I’ll post some pics if I can figure out how, lol.
  9. Jason215

    NNE Winter Thread

    Copied this from the Ski Thread. Hey guys, was wondering if you had any advice. First off, went skiing two weekends ago at Plattekill NY and conditions were exellent. Last weekend I skied Magic on Saturday and Okemo on Sunday.. and conditions were even better! Now I'm spoiled rotten... Now for this weekend.. I'd like to hit Killington, or even Plattekill or Belleayre.. but my concern is that though they all got 6++ feet within the last few weeks, the most recent snow would be 9 days old. Do you think the snow would be somewhat skied off at say Killington? Another option is .. was thinking of hitting Blue Mtn in PA (near Allentown). The got 10" from yesterdays nor'easter, but more importantly, they have a low elevation, and temps are expected to be in the low 40s both saturday and Sunday.. so should be nice spring skiing there and not ice issues... What's better, 9 day old snow/packed powder., or Blue Bird Spring Skiing? Thanks in advance. -Jason
  10. Jason215

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Hey guys, was wondering if you had any advice. First off, went skiing two weekends ago at Plattekill NY and conditions were exellent. Last weekend I skied Magic on Saturday and Okemo on Sunday.. and conditions were even better! Now I'm spoiled rotten... Now for this weekend.. I'd like to hit Killington, or even Plattekill or Belleayre.. but my concern is that though they all got 6++ feet within the last few weeks, the most recent snow would be 9 days old. Do you think the snow would be somewhat skied off at say Killington? Another option is .. was thinking of hitting Blue Mtn in PA (near Allentown). The got 10" from yesterdays nor'easter, but more importantly, they have a low elevation, and temps are expected to be in the low 40s both saturday and Sunday.. so should be nice spring skiing there and not ice issues... What's better, 9 day old snow/packed powder., or Blue Bird Spring Skiing? Thanks in advance. -Jason
  11. I'm in Melville, Rt110 between Northern State and LIE. I agree with you 100%!
  12. Jason215

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Heading up to Plattekill tomorrow. If you stay at one of their lodging partners and pay full price for the Saturday liift ticket ($65), they throw in a voucher to ski Sunday for free. Skiing 2 days on a weekend for that price is hard to beat! Platty ended up with 10-14 from yesterday on top of the 24-36 from nor'easter #1. Basically 50 inches in a week (plus 4 inches incoming next 48 hrs). I was contemplating heading either Mt Snow or Magic, but Magic's black chair is under repair for the weekend (lift lines could be an issue) and thought since platty finally has the natural snow they desperately need, I should hit it now while it's prime. I could always hit Mt snow later in the season.. This should be quite a ski weekend. Everyone enjoy it! We can swap war stories on how it went! -Jason
  13. Call me crazy, but I saw about 3 flashes ( of what appears to be lightning?) in the sky at about 3:35AM in Mellville, LI. (Extreme western suffolk). I looked out the window, and saw the last flash.. it's only snowing light to moderate and I did not hear any thunder. Is this type of convection possible so early in the storm? car tops and grass/trees have half a nice coating.
  14. Jason215

    January 7th/8th Storm Discussion

    Very nice right up. You have almost all of Suffolk County LI in the 6-12! I love your map brother. Hoping we all get nailed! -Jason
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