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  1. Been skiing Christmas week at Bromley and Magic...

    Been skiing Christmas week at Bromley and Magic (when available) past 6 years. Very enjoyable actually.
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    Wow great to hear they can get all those trails...

    Wow great to hear they can get all those trails open. Sounds like a repeat of last years "soft opening". Lots of snow, terrain and fun. Just need to be alert, and on rock skis. Sorry I'm gonna miss...
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    I must say I am surprised, even being relatively...

    I must say I am surprised, even being relatively aware of Sugarbush's snowmaking realities, that there is noting open off the summit. Was there an operational issue somewhere along the line?
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    I think they just run the guns extra wet during...

    I think they just run the guns extra wet during initial phase. Water leaches down, heavy snow compacts, no issues.

    Unfortunately unless they want to hit it this weekend its a moot subject - Mother...
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    Lots of terrain is allowed to pump up once a good...

    Lots of terrain is allowed to pump up once a good base is down and surface snow if good. Hunter is a great and challenging mountain. The trick is to avoid the crazy crowded days.
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    Yes, which is nice. But it does need to be...

    Yes, which is nice. But it does need to be visible to scan - can't be in a pocket like RIFD gates.
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    My bet is your wish will be granted......

    My bet is your wish will be granted......
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    Ski mag has an article on Hunter North and the...

    Ski mag has an article on Hunter North and the controversies thereof. I wasn't fully aware of the injuries and deaths last winter on the new trails.
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    With the 3" of dense wet snow you could surely...

    With the 3" of dense wet snow you could surely SKI it. But no way you could OPEN it. Needs over 12" more to open IMHO.
  10. Wow. FWIW Bromley was very mellow - ski on all...

    Wow. FWIW Bromley was very mellow - ski on all day. Obviously not the amount of terrain but the skier per acre ratio was very favorable and with the 3" we got on Thursday it did not ski like...
  11. Stratton was THAT crowded today (Saturday) ?

    Stratton was THAT crowded today (Saturday) ?
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    Yes it’s the last “pod” to get snowmaking, but...

    Yes it’s the last “pod” to get snowmaking, but Birch Run sees snowmaking before lots of other trails, typically, like Rip Cord (depending upon high vs low snowmaking temps), Steins, Murphy’s,...
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    I declare this thread, dead. Shut up and go ski.

    I declare this thread, dead. Shut up and go ski.
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    It was great to see snowmaking plumes on Magic...

    It was great to see snowmaking plumes on Magic today from across the valley. Stopped by for my pass and checked out the progress and a lot of snow was put down in only 24 hours. Should be great...
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    I am a fan of slidebrook. Most useful is the busy...

    I am a fan of slidebrook. Most useful is the busy day where due to family/friends you’re base is Lincoln but you hate crowds. Being able to randomly jump on slidebrook to head to Mt Ellen once the...
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    I saw one yesterday on drive up. RT 22 in NY just...

    I saw one yesterday on drive up. RT 22 in NY just North of art 2. Sitting on a sand bar in middle of creek.
  17. Stratton today (see trip report) Bromley Friday...

    Stratton today (see trip report) Bromley Friday and Saturday.
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    Stratton - 11/28/19

    Thanksgiving morning turns thanks to buying the Ikon pass for trip out West. Stratton the only game in town..

    Woke up to 3” of dense snow at 2,300’ at Bromley townhouse. Ride to Stratton showed no...
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    Nice call. Whites into Maine won. VT got skunked.

    Nice call. Whites into Maine won. VT got skunked.
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    From what I heard, now that the last cement work...

    From what I heard, now that the last cement work was done they can bury the work road.

    Regarding Black, the earliest date I ever heard was prior to Christmas, never for opening or December 1 etc....
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    Yes one of the major justifications for Green was...

    Yes one of the major justifications for Green was the ability to get open quicker.

    As far as route my guess is Wand to Show Off, then Lower Wand into Hocus Pocus, tubing, beginner area.

    Real...
  22. Thread: Who is right?

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    The acreage reported on snow reports is actual...

    The acreage reported on snow reports is actual open trail acreage, and if done correctly, is further corrected by only counting the part of the trail with skiable coverage (so a wide trail with only...
  23. Thread: Who is right?

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    I just read what Stratton plans to have open and...

    I just read what Stratton plans to have open and was very surprised. 3 TTB off Ursa, 4 TTB off Snow bowl, a full TBT green, and several on lower part of mountain. They will leapfrog Mt Snow and maybe...
  24. Thread: Who is right?

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    “Firm and fast”

    “Firm and fast”
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    Generally I'd agree, but not if there's a lot of...

    Generally I'd agree, but not if there's a lot of mileage on uninteresting run out terrain.......
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