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    Mid-April trip out west

    For best conditions, for next week or the following week, where would you go?

    Temperatures seem to be climbing. I can't figure it out, but don't want to go all the way out there and not have good conditions.

    Thank you.

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    Bromley 3:10 ; Mt Snow 3:20 ; Stratton / Magic 3:25 ; Gore 3:30 ; Okemo 3:40
    Crotched 3:45 ; Sunapee 3:50; Pico 3:55 ; Killington 4:05 ; Whiteface 4:15
    Sugarbush / Cannon / Bolton Valley 4:50 ; Stowe / MRG 4:55 ; Smuggs 5:05
    Jay Peak 5:30 ; Sunday River 5:55 ; Sugarloaf / Tremblant 6:45 ; Saddleback 7:00

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    Was reading on another site (mostly inhabited by westerners) that they thought the current storm cycle in Colorado was coming to an end. That said I'm sure there is plenty of snow and skiing would be fine, just sunny and warm. If we didn't have a good snow pack in NNE I would be looking into going but for the 2 to 3 weeks left of my season and decent snow which should last that long here I'll save the airfare.

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    All the usual suspects near gateway airports of Denver and SLC seem to be in good to very good shape right now. I guess UT got more fresh in the last few days 2-3', but CO got some too and CO's had a consistently good season all the way. Even CA is coming around. I guess I would look at your flight and lodging costs/options. Are you going for a full week or just a few days?

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    Pretty good here right now, Kirkwood's claiming 72 inches in that 5 day cycle, amazing week here...its gonna get warm again though so by next week it would be all about the corn cycle. Lower areas not so good. Honestly the ridge is building back up for the west next week, expect warm corn....hence why im heading to moab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lerops View Post
    For best conditions, for next week or the following week, where would you go?

    Temperatures seem to be climbing. I can't figure it out, but don't want to go all the way out there and not have good conditions.

    Thank you.
    I'd definitely look into Banff. They usually go well into April, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise are great in spring. You also within driving distance of some other great palces like Revelsotoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    All the usual suspects near gateway airports of Denver and SLC seem to be in good to very good shape right now.
    Will any of them even be open? I saw that Deer Valley and The Canyons are closing April 13th unless they extended them. I was considering a trip out there instead of n.VT, but a few weeks ago when I looked that was the case.
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    Alta/Snowbird. We're getting the love right now. Two feet of new snow over the last three days or so. And the 'bird is set to go late into May if not June.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Will any of them even be open? I saw that Deer Valley and The Canyons are closing April 13th unless they extended them. I was considering a trip out there instead of n.VT, but a few weeks ago when I looked that was the case.
    We DO have more than DV or Canyons
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    We DO have more than DV or Canyons
    I could be snide and say "I can think of 4 right off the top of my head". A little Cottonwood Heights bias here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    All the usual suspects near gateway airports of Denver and SLC seem to be in good to very good shape right now. I guess UT got more fresh in the last few days 2-3', but CO got some too and CO's had a consistently good season all the way. Even CA is coming around. I guess I would look at your flight and lodging costs/options. Are you going for a full week or just a few days?
    thinking of a week, but warmer weather moving in is making me rethink. maybe, I should go to Jay Peak, Stowe or Quebec and settle for what I get.
    Thunder Ridge 0:35
    Mohawk 1:20 ; Sundown 1:35 ; Catamount 1:40 ; Shawnee 1:50
    Camelback / Butternut / Hunter 2:00; Belleayre 2:05
    Plattekill 2:30; Berkshire East 2:50
    Bromley 3:10 ; Mt Snow 3:20 ; Stratton / Magic 3:25 ; Gore 3:30 ; Okemo 3:40
    Crotched 3:45 ; Sunapee 3:50; Pico 3:55 ; Killington 4:05 ; Whiteface 4:15
    Sugarbush / Cannon / Bolton Valley 4:50 ; Stowe / MRG 4:55 ; Smuggs 5:05
    Jay Peak 5:30 ; Sunday River 5:55 ; Sugarloaf / Tremblant 6:45 ; Saddleback 7:00

    2005-06: 2
    2006-07: 12
    2007-08: 8 + an ACL
    2008-09: 15
    2009-10: 0 + a baby
    2010-11: 6
    2011-12: 2
    2012-13: 0
    2013-14: 21


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