Mount Snow 3-21-2016

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    Mount Snow 3-21-2016

    Area Skied: Mount Snow, Vermont

    Date Skied: March 19th, 2016 from 8:00am- 12:30pm

    Surface Conditions: Machine made powder, packed powder, frozen granular.

    Weather: Sunny and cold, temperature 20-30F.

    My son and I skied at Mount Snow on Saturday and enjoyed the new manmade snow on Cascade/Canyon and Long John.

    Launch Pad snowmaking:




    Canyon:










    The snow cannon put down around 6-18" of new snow on Cascade:





    Grand Summit Express:




    Ridge was groomed granular with full trail width:



    Lodge:





    Long John with packed powder:



    Mount Snow:

    Last edited by loafer89; Mar 21, 2016 at 10:54 AM.
    2016-2017 - 21 Days

  2. #2
    Doesn't look very crowded. Hoping the weather this week doesn't ruin it and i can sneak in a trip on Saturday.
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2019/20
    Breck - 12.26 12.27 1.4 1.26 2.17
    Keystone - 1.12
    Monarch - 2.1

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    The Bluebird Express had a 5-10 minute wait at times, all other lifts where ski on.
    2016-2017 - 21 Days

  4. #4
    I was lapping the singles line of the Bluebird for all 20 of the runs I took on Saturday from opening bell until I quit at about 2 (less lunch with my kids from about 11:30 until 12:15ish) and literally had at most 4 people in front of me in the singles line all day, and more often than not I just skied right on up the the "pairing up point" with nobody in front of me.

    It was a quite Saturday, and from what I heard an even quieter Sunday on the Main Mountain (I was over at the base of Inferno over at Carinthia Sunday from 8:30 until 3:30 watching my kids race all day, so I saw way more Carinthia on Sunday than I probably have cumulatively all season long. Nitro Quad never had more than 2 or 3 groups in each queue lane all day long.

    Mount Snow should be all set to make it to Sunday April 3rd unless it suddenly becomes 65 degrees for a week straight. There's a good deal of snow on the main core trails

    I rode up the Bluebird on Saturday with probably a dozen people who had bought their Peal passes for the first time and were thrilled to see the commitment to snowmaking
    '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

    '19 - '20 season:

    November: 16.17,23,29,30 (Mount Snow)
    December: 1,7,14,15,21,26,27,28,29,30 (Mount Snow) 16 (Mount Southington) 22 (Okemo) 31 (Berkshire East)
    January: 1,4,5,11,12,18,19,20,25,26 (Mount Snow) 6,13,23,27 (Mount Southington)
    February: 1,2 (Mount Snow) 3,5,12,15,16 (Mount Southington) 8 (Bromley) 9 (Stratton) 17 (Pico)

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    I made it over to the Northface for a run down Fallen Timbers which was a one and done for me. The grooming was not as good as two weeks ago when I last skied it. It was definitely "firm" granular snow.

    I ended up purchasing Peak Passes for my son and I so Mount Snow looks to be home for most of our skiing next year. Snowmaking on 3/5 and 3/19 helped sway my opinion to buy the passes.
    Last edited by loafer89; Mar 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM.
    2016-2017 - 21 Days

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    Should be impressive when West Lake comes on line next year. Going to be good value on those passes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Should be impressive when West Lake comes on line next year. Going to be good value on those passes...
    The really impressive stuff will start in the '17-'18 season when as I understand it the snowmaking expansion will begin!

    Next season, as I'm pretty sure I heard it said at the passholders meeting a few weeks ago, will bring West Lake online with basically 10 times the water storage capacity and twice the pumping capacity. No small thing by any means!!!

    The season after that is when new snowmaking pipe should begin to be placed on trails that have never had snowmaking on them before!
    '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

    '19 - '20 season:

    November: 16.17,23,29,30 (Mount Snow)
    December: 1,7,14,15,21,26,27,28,29,30 (Mount Snow) 16 (Mount Southington) 22 (Okemo) 31 (Berkshire East)
    January: 1,4,5,11,12,18,19,20,25,26 (Mount Snow) 6,13,23,27 (Mount Southington)
    February: 1,2 (Mount Snow) 3,5,12,15,16 (Mount Southington) 8 (Bromley) 9 (Stratton) 17 (Pico)

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    Wow that last pic really shows the lack of natural in NE, they look like they did a great job keeping up the trails they could. Nice pics.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by jaysunn View Post
    Wow that last pic really shows the lack of natural in NE, they look like they did a great job keeping up the trails they could. Nice pics.
    The mountain did have a little bit natural cover, it just melted out in the last two weeks:

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