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    AZ member Opening Day predictions

    Just for fun. Who do you think will open first and when? I'm going to be optimistic and go with Woodbury snow patch on November 3 followed by real skiing at Killington on the 4th. BW and Bellearye will follow on that Saturday.

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    Nov 4th Bretton Woods. I think they will close last also.
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    Didn't we already have a topic on this a month ago or so?

    I say Woodbury on Nov 4th with real skiing at K-mart on Nov 11th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert
    Didn't we already have a topic on this a month ago or so?
    We had an opening day thread, but this is an opening day prediction thread. Big difference...
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Hmm... Kmart, November 9.

    I'll be the pessimist and hope to be pleasantly surprised...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert
    Didn't we already have a topic on this a month ago or so?
    We had an opening day thread, but this is an opening day prediction thread. Big difference...
    Oh, I see...
    Brian

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    i don't think kmart will open before their scheduled day whether there is snow or not. nov 11th kmart. BW showed last season that they are not willing to truly compete with kmart. BW just doesn't blow enough snow to stay open longer than kmart, so i am sticking with kmart for longest season in the east. can't remember the last time this wasn't true (exluding canada for which i have no immediate knowledge).

    my personal prediction for first turns remains october 23rd. big dump that day
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    BW closed May 11th this year I believe. Killington was May 14.
    I have to say there was a decent amount of snow on a couple of runs on May 13th at K not just Superstar.
    Each year Bretton Woods seems to be going longer. I really think this may be the year they open and close the Season.
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    RE: BW vs. kmart. when BW closed, they were barely holding on whereas kmart closed one week earlier than they could have as there was nearly top to bottom skiing on super the week after closing day. personally, i would love to see kmart get beat on both ends AND not have the longest season. it would likely send a message to the top dogs when another ski area claimed everyone of their bragging rights.

    then again, they would just adjust the marketing hype somehow, such as now they are "first top to bottom resort" to open, etc. etc.

    i actually picked BW to open first last year, fwiw.
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    Bretton Woods- Patch on November 4th, trail on 11th
    Okemo- Thursday, November 10th
    Killington, Sunday River, Sugarloaf- Friday, November 11th
    Waterville, Loon- Saturday, November 12th
    Jiminy- Sunday, November 13th
    Stowe- Monday, November 14th
    Stratton, Mt. Snow, Wildcat, Sugarbush- Saturday, November 19th
    Gunstock, Ragged- Thursday, November 24th
    Wachusett, Smuggs, Jay, Cranmore, Magic, Attitash, Cannon, Crotched, Ascutney, Bromley- Friday, November 25th
    Berkshire East- Saturday, December 3rd
    MRG- Monday, December 12th

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