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View Poll Results: Who will be open by early next week? (you can choose multiple)

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  • Killington

    28 84.85%
  • Sunday River

    28 84.85%
  • Sugarloaf

    7 21.21%
  • Okemo

    10 30.30%
  • Loon

    7 21.21%
  • Jay

    4 12.12%
  • Bretton Woods

    12 36.36%
  • Mount Snow

    16 48.48%
  • Jiminy Peak

    5 15.15%
  • Wildcat

    14 42.42%
  • Woodbury

    4 12.12%
  • Another hill that doesn't usually partake in early season action

    3 9.09%
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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    My hunch is that you'll see a few different, additional opening day options at Mount Snow over the typical day 1 offering. With practically twice the water per minute available as before, that's a bunch water available to feed additional fan guns, even after the additional water, and air to feed the guns on the Northface are factored into the equation.

    It's obvious per the summit webcam that Freefall is part of the opening day plans. The post on their website about the opening day also said a "top to bottom" park at Carinthia, which to me may mean Nitro instead of and/or in addition to Gulch. I also wonder if say Ridge or Snowdance may be in the mix as well?



    Peak Admins at past passholders meetings described the upgraded system as basically "think of basically twice the terrain available on opening day as in the past." And with the quite favorable temps showing up shortly, I am quite curious to see what the new system can do!!

    While I can't make opening day on Saturday due to family commitments in CT, I am looking forward to experiencing things on Sunday firsthand!

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  2. #42
    Okemo opening Saturday...making snow on Nor'easter, World Cup, and Sapphire.
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  3. #43
    Mad River Glen has their guns blazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Mad River Glen has their guns blazing!
    Don't you mean gun?
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  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    Don't you mean gun?
    They had 2 going in the video they posted on Facebook!

  6. #46
    Looks like K has no intention of pushing for top-to-bottom by Sunday...

    Unless Okemo is hiding something up their sleeve, Mount Snow looks like the clear winner for most terrain this weekend. Realistically 4.5 ways down. Sounds like they're going to hit River Run, Deer Run, and Little John with their new water source rather than opt for something like Ridge. Kinda a waste given they're all connector trails, in my opinion.

    Freefall is a big plus as well...hoping they don't groom it. I hit it a few days after it opened last year over Thanksgiving and it kicked-ass ungroomed with massive whales.
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  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    Looks like K has no intention of pushing for top-to-bottom by Sunday...

    Unless Okemo is hiding something up their sleeve, Mount Snow looks like the clear winner for most terrain this weekend. Realistically 4.5 ways down. Sounds like they're going to hit River Run, Deer Run, and Little John with their new water source rather than opt for something like Ridge. Kinda a waste given they're all connector trails, in my opinion.

    Freefall is a big plus as well...hoping they don't groom it. I hit it a few days after it opened last year over Thanksgiving and it kicked-ass ungroomed with massive whales.
    On their passholders sites, their communications director was quite vague as to if what they're currently working on at Mount Snow will be their only options this weekend.....

    I'll be curious to hear visual reports from my friends up at Mount Snow Friday afternoon about what trails have guns running on them, as the forecasted temps from Friday afternoon through mid day Saturday, plus about 12000 gallons a minute of pumping capacity could yield some surprises.... Or at least some likely "bulletproof" base depths for a few weeks....

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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    Looks like K has no intention of pushing for top-to-bottom by Sunday...

    Unless Okemo is hiding something up their sleeve, Mount Snow looks like the clear winner for most terrain this weekend. Realistically 4.5 ways down. Sounds like they're going to hit River Run, Deer Run, and Little John with their new water source rather than opt for something like Ridge. Kinda a waste given they're all connector trails, in my opinion.

    Freefall is a big plus as well...hoping they don't groom it. I hit it a few days after it opened last year over Thanksgiving and it kicked-ass ungroomed with massive whales.
    Sunday River won't be half bad either. Be interested as to what they light up when the temperatures drop. I'm surprised Loon isn't in this game too.

    Now the real question is, what will the crowds look like at Snow. Will people realize they are the winner and it'll be mobbed? Or will it be the usual crowd with 2x the terrain?

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by andrec10 View Post
    Dam, wish I had time to go to Mt. Snow this weekend. Its free with my PeakPass...
    But if you payed for the pass, is it really free?

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by moresnow View Post
    But if you payed for the pass, is it really free?
    You mean in the same sense of how *if* everything I need to do on Saturday, *and* my kids are actually moving at a reasonable speed, I might be able to get 1 run in , at about 3:59.47, on Saturday, to make it a 'free' day on our Peak Explorer pass.....

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    Last edited by drjeff; Nov 9, 2017 at 8:31 AM.
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