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    Quote Originally Posted by VTKilarney View Post
    Between the cold and rain this has not been a good start to the season for us gainfully employed weekend skiers.
    This weekend is a potential doozy.

    Things will change so we'll likely have more clarity as to what's actually going to happen, but from the looks of it at this moment, if you come from far away to ski country and decide to roll the dice, not only might the conditions be terrible, but you may risk being caught in a gargantuan ice storm that isn't often seen.

    That would be a long, white knuckle drive (assuming the highways aren't shut down) home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    WTF? I went to Sunday River last year on MLK weekend and it sucked because they were coming off of a rain/thaw/freeze cycle. So of course I booked a 4 day weekend there again this year and thought I was looking good for this weekend up until a couple of days ago. Now I am looking at skiing in rain, then freezing rain, then it freezing up and skiing an ice rink for the last 2 days.
    Take a look at low-lying Kingfield's anticipated temps Whitey....for Friday...with the Loaf's north-facing there's always a chance for the precip flip-flopping between wet snow & the freezing r***.
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    The forecasts I am seeing (for Whiteface) have a lot of r$&@ on Thursday and part of Friday, but turning into snow Friday night onwards. For Saturday and beyond, it will bot make terrible skiing, am I missing something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lerops View Post
    The forecasts I am seeing (for Whiteface) have a lot of r$&@ on Thursday and part of Friday, but turning into snow Friday night onwards. For Saturday and beyond, it will bot make terrible skiing, am I missing something?
    Whiteface will likely be better off than anywhere in New England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdfreetuna View Post
    Whiteface will likely be better off than anywhere in New England.
    Not likely - about the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    I feel like the last 3 or 4 years, eastern ski areas have often been cursed with poor weather during many of the highest revenue weeks of the season. Stinks.
    I braved the pouring rain last year only because my kids were all back in town. Was at Camelback last night spoke with one of patrol he said numbers this year have been down . They really could have used the weather this weekend. I'm curious though if the crowd will just go the indoor water park instead? The building has quite a light show on the roof at night .
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    I skied Okemo last year on MLK. The morning was OK, left early afternoon as the crowds made it terrible. Bad forecast = less people...

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    Rain on Friday......Grrrrrr

    Iím seriously thinking of just not going and Iíll lose my $$. If there were other fun things to do in the area then Iíd go but there really isnít. I have two 20year olds who want to ski in decent conditions. Iíll end up spending another $500 on meals and gas and driving 10 hours round trip.......for nothing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbog View Post
    Take a look at low-lying Kingfield's anticipated temps Whitey....for Friday...with the Loaf's north-facing there's always a chance for the precip flip-flopping between wet snow & the freezing r***.
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    This storm I would not count on that. Liquid all the way up to Mont St. Anne means Loaf will likely not be spared. That said, beyond Friday is a low confidence forecast. Need to wait til closer in for any clarity. Even then it is likely to be a crapshoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightaswell View Post
    I seriously thinking of just not going and I’ll lose my $$. If there were other fun things to do in the area then I’d go but there really isn’t. I have two 20year olds who want to ski in decent conditions. I’ll end up spending another $500 on meals and gas and driving 10 hours round trip.......for nothing.


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