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  1. #11
    Somehow I think the blowtorch thread gets milked till November

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    They never really fully closed. They suspended midweek operations but were still open with the practice slope on the weekends. There may have been one weekend day here and there that they made a decision to close due to weather that particular day (i.e. to let the mountain drain out)
    I believe they were closed on February 26th (Sunday) for the purposes of nitpicking

    Maybe they did run a rope tow but from what I remember it was pretty much a fat lady situation with a long shot hope for some more snow at the time. Was there on the 25th and it was down to bones, mostly bare mountain.
    Last edited by bdfreetuna; Mar 20, 2017 at 9:53 PM.
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Domeskier View Post
    I heard that Colorado will be closing soon, too. Because of the blowtorch.
    Ya ok! I will be posting in June about A Basin! Most of Colorado closes mid April which will still happen.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    Heard the same thing. Waiting to hear from Dave.
    This was a should I bite or not situation! I bit!

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  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Quietman View Post
    Same here, from a favorite book of mine.

    There are two types of jokes. One sort goes on being funny forever. Other sort is funny ... Use twice, you're a halfwit. Geometrical progression, or worse.

    Just saying......
    it must get tiring!
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    I believe they were closed on February 26th (Sunday) for the purposes of nitpicking

    Maybe they did run a rope tow but from what I remember it was pretty much a fat lady situation with a long shot hope for some more snow at the time. Was there on the 25th and it was down to bones, mostly bare mountain.
    The 26th was like I said they did for a day or two here and there on the weekend...closed due to weather/conditions that day. The 25th was warm, then it rained, then temps dropped like a rock. I was at Sugarbush but even with a season pass opted to skip skiing the 26th and just head home that morning instead. They reopened the following weekend with the practice slope from what I remember. Open is open no matter how little they had open in my book.

  7. #17
    Two of the central PA resorts Liberty and Whitetail didn't make it to March. I didn't want to start this thread then. My home Hill, and on the same pass as the other two, is still going strong. They made snow twice in March for the first time ever and will easily make it to this weekend. I believe Sunday will be operating Day 100 for Roundtop.
    2016-2017

    Ski Visits in PA 22
    Ski Visits in VT 5
    Total Ski Visits 27


    Ski Roundtop 12/15, 12/19, 12/23, 12/30, 12/31, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, 1/14, 1/28, 1/29, 2/9, 2/10, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/11, 3/12, 3/14, 3/19, 3/26 [Last Day ]
    Ski Liberty 2/11
    Stowe 12/10, 2/3, 2/4
    Sugarbush 2/5
    Killington 12/11



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  8. #18
    RT has rocked it this year-
    - staying open and blowing snow in Southern PA through March!
    - they opened the park and 1 trail for Thanksgiving weekend- a treat, despite knowing they would need to close after a couple of days.
    - I had been skeptical about the winchcat on Gunbarrel, but definitely an improvement to be able to hop in and out when the bumps become vertical-walled tanktraps.

    I have come to really like the vibe and trail layout there versus the other 2 hills.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmywilson69 View Post
    I believe Sunday will be operating Day 100 for Roundtop.
    Do you think Round Top will make April 2nd? There's a chance I might be heading back from Pittsburgh that day. Thanks.

  10. #20
    @skinavy I agree the winchcat has made both Gunbarrel and Ramrod ski much better. I also agree on trail layout. Liberty has 4 routes worth skiing I get bored there quickly. Whitetail has some nice longer expert trails and much more vertical than Liberty or Roundtop. The intermediates ski exactly the same, which is borng. Plus the crowds down there are miserable on the weekends. I haven't been back in 2 years because its 1.5 hours away and I only got 11 runs in hours. No thanks...

    @jaytrem I don't know about the weekend of 4/2. Snow is melting fast right now. It'll depend on this next rain storm that is coming Sunday. If they open I suspect it will be for the weekend only. I bet this week is the end of daily operations. My 40th birthday is 3/31. I would love to get birthday turns at RT for the first time since 2003. They were open that long that year because of the big presidents day storm and a cool mark. Skiing was free because that was the longest they've ever been open.
    2016-2017

    Ski Visits in PA 22
    Ski Visits in VT 5
    Total Ski Visits 27


    Ski Roundtop 12/15, 12/19, 12/23, 12/30, 12/31, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, 1/14, 1/28, 1/29, 2/9, 2/10, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/11, 3/12, 3/14, 3/19, 3/26 [Last Day ]
    Ski Liberty 2/11
    Stowe 12/10, 2/3, 2/4
    Sugarbush 2/5
    Killington 12/11



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