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The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

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51 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

She's not so much into cold weather iirc 

That too.  She doesnt want to bring her dock in because it will mean we jump right into winter. She would like hanging out in the lodge and maybe outdoor hot tub.

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SR adding a novice trail and t-bar. Novice trail from the top of Little White Cap down to Barker base.  T-Bar on the left of Monday Mourning up to bottom of T2.  Reminds me of the original t-bar that used to run up there when there were 2 t-bars to get to top of Locke Mtn. 

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2 hours ago, Hitman said:

Killington ftw.  Blew out the mice last night.

Cannon did as well. I'm sure there were many others. Wildcat did last Friday. Killington hosting World Cup again Thanksgiving Weekend, so I expect to see them burying Superstar over the next few weeks.

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1 minute ago, MarkO said:

Cannon did as well. I'm sure there were many others. Wildcat did last Friday. Killington hosting World Cup again Thanksgiving Weekend, so I expect to see them burying Superstar over the next few weeks.

Kmart will probably have a chance to start the base up late this month into early November...def looks colder in that period. The key as always will be to avoid the ridiculous torching cutters that can happen in November. Last year, it wasn't excessively cold or anything except for late October when they started up, but they managed to avoid the horrendous 24-36 hour 55/55 rains so the snow was able to retain nicely even during meh periods in November. Such a huge difference between a 58/27 day and the 55/55 heavy rains.

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7 hours ago, ORH_wxman said:

Kmart will probably have a chance to start the base up late this month into early November...def looks colder in that period. The key as always will be to avoid the ridiculous torching cutters that can happen in November. Last year, it wasn't excessively cold or anything except for late October when they started up, but they managed to avoid the horrendous 24-36 hour 55/55 rains so the snow was able to retain nicely even during meh periods in November. Such a huge difference between a 58/27 day and the 55/55 heavy rains.

Yeah, and the duration of that warm sector matters a lot...even a brief 55/55 heavy rain is ok but like 18 hours not so much.  That manmade snow is essentially sleet in terms of retention. 

Depending on their snow gun settings, they are obviously going for production snow vs. skier friendly snow at that stage, so it may even make sleet look like powder haha.

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I prob would have waited until next cold shot....since that one may not revert to a big torch. But it's going to be pretty dry this weekend, so manmade snow could survive ok.

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