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    Mount Snow 1-3-16

    What a difference 60+ hours of full tilt snowmaking makes!!!

    Mount Snow fired up there system full bore on New Years Eve afternoon, and the results have been impressive!! They were able to open Plummet and River Run on the Northface on Saturday AM, Nitro at Carinthia Saturday AM, Ridge mid morning on Saturday (had to close it back down early afternoon on Saturday because of a treacherous slick spot that needed more snowmaking and grooming before it reopened Sunday AM) and Snowdance mid morning on Saturday.

    The guns have already moved over to Chute on the Northface, and Lodge/Exhibition on the main face, with Ego Alley and Freefall on deck soon. Nitro is likely going to be under the fan guns until Tuesday or Wednesday when they shut them (and Nitro) down for a full park build for next Saturday - I'd expect that Mineshaft and Inferno go under the guns once the Nitro run is done!

    Crowds were light today, and it was nice to have Snowdance as an ungroomed mogul run filled with lots of low angle, soft bumps. Plummet had plenty of irregularly shaped and spaced stiffer bumps as the manmade snow set up a bit overnight. Ridge was fun corduroy that started to bump up a bit as the day went on, and Nitro was just covered in soft, creamy whales (a couple of sticky whales too) that was worth 9 laps on it for me today!!



    Cascade/Canyon and Long John/Deer run, weren't bad, but after literally skiing the combo of those 2 runs over 150 times this season already, I've had enough of them for a while!!

    Mount Snow is flexing its snowmaking firepower right now, and it even surprised me a bit when I got back to my condo after and found the temp on my digital thermometer on this overcast day was reading 30.7 degrees at 3PM and they hadn't scaled back snowmaking operations at all!
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    Interesting, and awesome to see Plummet done early. Such an underrated trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Interesting, and awesome to see Plummet done early. Such an underrated trail.
    Moving the pipes from skiers right to skiers left and then lining the whole trail with HKD Impulse towers made the difference! And Plummet was buried for opening bell Saturday morning after about a 40 hr run! Impressive volume of high quality snow produced with a solid throw length on a steep pitch.

    Now the "pressure" is on the Snowlogic DV4's that are firing away top to bottom on Chute now to see if they can duplicate the performance the HKDS's put on!
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

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    Zapa? I'm movin to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon, I hear it actually snows there too.

    Ha, just realized this was taken through the bubble, I thought it was a photo glitch.
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    Leave no turn unstoned!

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    Zapa? I'm movin to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon, I hear it actually snows there too.
    Leave no turn unstoned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhead View Post
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    Zapa? I'm movin to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon, I hear it actually snows there too.

    Ha, just realized this was taken through the bubble, I thought it was a photo glitch.
    Yup, the kid in me still gets a kick out of getting a ride on chair #50, "The Golden Bubble" even as the Bluebird enters it's 5th season of service and I've ridden in the Golden Bubble probably 25 times or so now
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Yup, the kid in me still gets a kick out of getting a ride on chair #50, "The Golden Bubble" even as the Bluebird enters it's 5th season of service and I've ridden in the Golden Bubble probably 25 times or so now
    i got chair 49 last week. i told my chairmates to stop and wait but nobody listened
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    Ah ha So your the one I see Holding up the Line at the Gate waiting for 50 LOL


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