Search Results - New England & Northeast Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Forums - AlpineZone Forums

AlpineZone

Search:

Type: Posts; User: shadyjay; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    These temps have definitely been chilly and lift...

    These temps have definitely been chilly and lift rides are cold, but if you're prepared, there is some good skiing to be had. This was my first weekend back with lift ops and I saw most people were...
  2. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Wednesday night, in addition to Ripcord, we were...

    Wednesday night, in addition to Ripcord, we were fired up on Murphy's, Lower Jester (from Carpy's Corner, down to Castlerock cutoff), and Lower OG (from the last Lower Jester cross-cut, down). So...
  3. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    We had a great night last night, making some...

    We had a great night last night, making some severely large piles on the route from the bottom of HG to the base area, both via Gondolier and Coffee Run, as well as on First Time. Amazing what...
  4. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Pretty much, from what I gather. GMVS will train...

    Pretty much, from what I gather. GMVS will train on Inverness before the mountain opens to the public, but the demand isn't there for two separate (but connected) ski areas to be open before the...
  5. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    So looks like a couple cold nights of snowmaking...

    So looks like a couple cold nights of snowmaking this week was all it took to open up Lower DS/Lower Jester/Coffee Run AND Stein's. I'd say this is the most trails we've had open for Thanksgiving...
  6. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Just shut down... temps bumped up to above 30...

    Just shut down... temps bumped up to above 30 degrees. But prior to that, we got some good base on Lower DS/Lower Jester/Coffee Run. Still will require more runtime, though. Same with Stein's. We...
  7. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    I believe they are waiting to push out Downspout...

    I believe they are waiting to push out Downspout and Jester, letting it drain out first. That may be on the push list for tonight. There's nothing wrong with HG. I rode it Friday night. I believe...
  8. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    SB/Fling is all towers. We hit it hard when it...

    SB/Fling is all towers. We hit it hard when it was cold and is a fairly easy run to maintain, providing the wind is good.

    We're offline until Thursday night, when we're back at it when temps...
  9. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    And Exterminator too. And why does the color of...

    And Exterminator too. And why does the color of the flat-outs change every year.

    I still liked the old trail map which had Mt Ellen at a slightly different angle, thus showing the passage of...
  10. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    In other news, the new 17/18 trail map is now...

    In other news, the new 17/18 trail map is now linked on the web site, though it's a low-res shot. Some changes to note: trails that have been renamed for someone are now shown on the map. "Joe's...
  11. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    I last worked Sunday night and we were making...

    I last worked Sunday night and we were making snow on parts of Jester, along with Downspout, Valley House Traverse, and Allyn's Traverse. If all goes well, on opening day, we will have Downspout,...
  12. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    First off, I believe we set a record Tuesday...

    First off, I believe we set a record Tuesday night, with having 200 guns running between both mountains, and Lincoln Peak water supply maxed out (at around 3500-3600 gpm), along with air. The new...
  13. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    I'd beg to differ.....

    I'd beg to differ.....
  14. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    There have been breaks in the Which Way pipeline...

    There have been breaks in the Which Way pipeline for the past two years while we were making snow on it, so what snow we did get down was minimal. Couple that with various thaw-freeze-thaw cycles...
  15. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    If you approach Mt Ellen from the south via the...

    If you approach Mt Ellen from the south via the LT (from Lincoln Peak), the actual true summit is a small cairn in the woods at the "height of land". You drop down a short bit and then pop out into...
  16. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    It's a relatively easy hike from the top of...

    It's a relatively easy hike from the top of Lincoln Peak to Mt Ellen. You're basically on the ridge the whole time and at most times, you can see both sides of the ridge from the trail. There are...
  17. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Was pleasantly surprised today.... the patch job...

    Was pleasantly surprised today.... the patch job on Downspout wasn't bad at all. What was kinda sketchy were the group of skiers going mach 10 behind me through some of the narrower spots. Jester...
  18. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    On my last run down Downspout Sunday afternoon,...

    On my last run down Downspout Sunday afternoon, it was definitely a challenge trying to make your way down it. But the groomers are working their magic and with temps expected in the 30s tonight at...
  19. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Snowpack has taken a hit this week, not just on...

    Snowpack has taken a hit this week, not just on the natural trails but on the snowmaking ones as well, especially on the Gate House side. High sun angle, temps in the 70s during the day and 50s at...
  20. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Got word this afternoon that Castlerock and North...

    Got word this afternoon that Castlerock and North Lynx areas are done, per the snow report. My guess is that there isn't much left of the runout, and the blowtorch over the next 2 days will kill it....
  21. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Don't know yet about this year, but in years...

    Don't know yet about this year, but in years past, it's been after Mt Ellen closes, so that would be sometime after April 2 this year.
  22. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Saw someone poaching The Mall this morning, right...

    Saw someone poaching The Mall this morning, right about the time Valley House was opened. At that time, about 4-6" on top of bare ground/ice patches/crust. They were regretting that decision, and...
  23. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    This afternoon's Snow report says snowmaking will...

    This afternoon's Snow report says snowmaking will resume tonight on Straight Shot and Inverness, lasting until sometime tomorrow morning.
  24. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    Patrol was allowing those going to Castlerock to...

    Patrol was allowing those going to Castlerock to go up Gondolier/Lower Jester. They didn't want people hiking up the runout as that route is a narrow trail and is the primary way down to the base...
  25. Replies
    3,624
    Views
    404,415

    smac75 (and others)... As of 2/1, we are done...

    smac75 (and others)...
    As of 2/1, we are done making snow for the season. Our last push included the base area, Coffee Run, Sleeper, lower half of Spring Fling, upper half of Downspout, and VHT. ...
Results 1 to 25 of 59
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:56 AM.