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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    Jay Peak was full of sh*t this morning. All upper mountain lifts closed on claims the air temperature was -28F (not the wind chill). No doubt in my mind it was cold and even colder with the wind....but no way it was -28F. At the time of their tweet it was -28F on the summit of Mount Washington, over 2,000 feet higher. The stations at 3 and 4k feet on Mount Washington were much warmer.
    To be fair, temps at Mt Washington don't prove anything. I saw a pic from someone at Sugarbush showing -20 on a thermometer at the top of Castlerock. A friend of that person said they saw -24 at one point and a patroller said they had seen -27 earlier in the day. So it isn't out of the question that it was really -28 at the top of Jay at some point. Whether that is a reason to close lifts is another topic though...


  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    To be fair, temps at Mt Washington don't prove anything. I saw a pic from someone at Sugarbush showing -20 on a thermometer at the top of Castlerock. A friend of that person said they saw -24 at one point and a patroller said they had seen -27 earlier in the day. So it isn't out of the question that it was really -28 at the top of Jay at some point. Whether that is a reason to close lifts is another topic though...
    Was that today? If so, I take it back. I thought the atmosphere was fairly well mixed this morning in which case you'd see a normal decrease in temps with height...but the cold pool may have just been centered over Vermont better and Mount Washington missed out.

    Saturday morning was the typical end of cold pattern inversion. It was -17 when I left the Champlain Valley and close to zero when we got to Pico 25 minutes later.
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  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    Was that today? If so, I take it back. I thought the atmosphere was fairly well mixed this morning in which case you'd see a normal decrease in temps with height...but the cold pool may have just been centered over Vermont better and Mount Washington missed out.
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    Yes, this was today.


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  4. #84
    Reading all these freezing weather reports makes me feel like a wimp.

    It was cold yesterday, and you could tell that the crowds kept away from Wachusett. We skied in the New Year, and we had a great time. The snow was awesomely fast, and there were no lift lines. It was about zero at the base lodge, and I just wore my normal base layer plus glove liners and hand warmers. There were a couple times that the wind picked up, and it was actually enough to slow me down!

    If this cold snap keeps up, I will most certainly be adding a layer.
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    I can tell you that Cannon took a huge hit in skier volume.Saturday was a decent turnout but Sunday I was pretty much there by myself.I left by 11 but watching the lifts there was only about 1 in 10 chairs loaded then.I blew off Monday but drove by the parking lot pods on the Brookside beginer area at 11 and there were zero cars except in the top pod.Even there was only 1/2 full(10).A friggen ghost town on what has been one of their biigest ticket sale days of the year because of the 2fer1.Yes the cold had a huge impact here.
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  6. #86
    Friday at Snow was busy, but definitely less so than a normal vacation week. Felt like an average weekend day. Some line at Bluebird but Grand Summit had 5-6 chairs' worth of line at worst.

    Attitash on Saturday was fairly mellow, as that mountain always seems to be when I show up. No line on anything except for when the Abenaki stopped for a minute or two. Great bumps on Grandstand, Quiver, and Wandering Skis, and pretty decent coverage in the trees too. Busy in the Bear lodge but not bad at all on the slopes.

    Mount Snow yesterday (Monday) was eerily quiet. Almost nobody on the mountain. Emptier than many midweek days I have had there. It made some sense though as it was bitterly cold. These are the days when the bubble chair really comes in clutch. Great carving and corduroy to be had almost all day, as long as you frequently checked to make sure your nose and fingers were still attached...

  7. #87
    I have to think Mount Snow benefits in these temperatures being the "southernmost big mountain" and having a bubble chair.

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  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by jmgard View Post
    Mount Snow yesterday (Monday) was eerily quiet. Almost nobody on the mountain. Emptier than many midweek days I have had there.
    Looking at the Sugarbush webcams yesterday I saw the same thing there. It looked like a ghost town. Often times you could look at the loading areas for all the lifts they have cams on and in total count the number of people you saw on one hand...

  9. #89
    Friday at Mount Snow - as previously stated, felt like a "normal" weekend crowd
    Saturday at Mount Snow - felt like most of a "normal" Holiday Week Crowd - especially in the main base area
    Sunday at Mount Snow - felt like an early season weekend crowd - (Line for the Bluebird, not much of a line elsewhere)
    Monday at Mount Snow - very quiet.. (at least when I went out for an hour between 11 and noon) - maybe a 5 or 6 chair wait for the Bluebird
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  10. #90
    Yesterday at Killington conditions were great. Overall I thought the snow was really good. Low crowds per usual on NYD and especially so with the cold. We never saw above -10F at the K1 base.
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