It wasn't bad, at least we were sitting down and sharing the lift with some interesting guys. The line at the quad lift was ridiculous after everyone skied down, which helped prompt our lunch decision.40 min on the lift! Woah.
It wasn't bad, at least we were sitting down and sharing the lift with some interesting guys. The line at the quad lift was ridiculous after everyone skied down, which helped prompt our lunch decision.
I never night skied in NE, a few times at Blue in PA, although Sunday River has a limited area we never partook. I wonder where they would set up night skiing at Killington? Probably Snowdon with the bubble lift.
Not liking the lack of snow. When do they hope to open?Okemo.
Some chairs on the line for the new Evergreen Summit lift that replaced the fixed triple.
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New base of six pack at Jackson Gore. I think they moved it over to the right on new footings. Looks like they widened the bridge coming from the lower lift.
They might have been splicing the cable on Sunday.
Been pretty damn warm. Recent night have been cold. There was actually hidden ice in a very few spots on that hike.Not liking the lack of snow. When do they hope to open?
We don't want to hear that.This just in from SkiologyMatt:
MON-TUE 11/22-23 STORM UPDATE #1: Possibly Over-Hyped
I'm going to start the discussion of the super duper holiday bomb storm that could wipe the the Northeast off of the planet just in time for Thanksgiving with a PSA for all of those rusty forecasters out there creating click-bait... The ECMWF commonly over-amps Northeast storms around 5-8 days out, this is a complex setup, and models are not often very skilled at this range in such circumstances. There will be a storm for sure that comes Monday, but models really have no agreement yet for what that storm is going to do.
I'm going to focus in this post on the main variable that I see with this storm, and that is a Greenland Block. This loop shows pressure at the 500 mb level by color, which is about 3 miles up in the atmosphere and it is where the primary steering currents are for storms, and also pressure at the surface by isobars (they don't always match).
That surface high pressure that starts off of Nova Scotia in this loop and then travels up to off the tip of Greenland and then couples to become a surface to 500 mb high pressure blob is the Greenland Block. This block will not allow storms in the Northeast to move east. Those storms will either stall, move north, move south, or even jog back west at times when this sort of thing happens. It's a road block. These blocks have been a part of some very famous multi-day Northeast snow storms as they can keep us in heavy snow for much longer. This is probably not going to be a storm for the record books though.
Where exactly this Greenland Block ends up is an open question, and 250 miles of shift can have a dramatic impact on what happens in the Northeast. This isn't the only thing that matters, but this block is one of the biggest reasons why models are struggling to find common ground and why the solutions for this storm are so haywire.
I'm waiting until this afternoon to do a comparison of what the three main medium-range models show since there is a continual evolution being seen still from run to run. I should be able to see the most recent runs by 2 p.m. or so.
Thanks for the update. We’ve got a friend going to Killington Friday, so that’s good intel on conditions.Killington opened top to bottom today. I was at the rope at the drop on Great Northern, but wisely let the rampaging hordes go first. It was fun with a lot of rough terrain barely groomed, but the snow was sticky at the bottom as it had not fully dried out. It should improve day-by-day as they get Snowdon open top-to-bottom and the bubble chair running supposedly by the weekend. For those that would rather ski than watch the races. Today was day 5 for us and we will hit tomorrow and Friday before taking a break to watch the races.