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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    The base depths are really thin. Rocks, gravel, and dirt showing all over the place. They blew a bit overnight on Plutos. I would rather have seen them reinforcing the thin areas which are pervasive.
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    The rocks and gravel breakthrough is a grooming issue - not a snowmaking issue. The whales near most of those thin abare spots are of impressive depth.


  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Curious about crowds today. I came close to going, but my hangover won the day.
    Lines were short. They ran all 5 lifts. The Rocket might have been 2 minutes, but the line was so short, that they weren't even grouping people to see that chairs were going up full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua segal View Post
    The rocks and gravel breakthrough is a grooming issue - not a snowmaking issue. The whales near most of those thin abare spots are of impressive depth.
    I know the groomers pull up all the gravel, but it was really thin in several areas -- Blastoff, the intersection of Equinox / Shooting Star, and whatever you call the lowermost section of Plutos. There were some really bare spots in the Zero G park too. I noticed some big rocks (not gravel) poking through on Moonwalk and Velocity as things got skied off.

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  4. #84
    Paging Joshua - please tell management to turn off the fan gun at the bottom of the steep pitch on Jupiter's unless they want to ruin the trail for weeks. It is putting out 90% water. All other guns on the mountain are putting out nice dry snow, so I assume this is a malfunction

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  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Paging Joshua - please tell management to turn off the fan gun at the bottom of the steep pitch on Jupiter's unless they want to ruin the trail for weeks. It is putting out 90% water. All other guns on the mountain are putting out nice dry snow, so I assume this is a malfunction
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    They were told. It's been doing that for at least 2.5 hours. They did that to Satellite Summit last season and it was never not icy until the spring thaw. If that's the case this year on Jupiter, it will (sadly) make the bottom seriously Black Diamond

  6. #86
    The just in - CLOSED FOR OPERATION
    TUESDAY, JAN 3, 2017
    Due to the forecasted weather cycle on it's way and to protect the snow that we have on the ground, we will not be in operation tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017. Our goal is to provide the best ski conditions possible and in order to do that, we felt that closing for operation during this weather event was the best choice.

    Crotched Mtn will be back to normal operation on Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 with as high quality of a snow surface as possible. The one good thing about wet precipitation is that it will re-charge the snowmaking pond for future man-made snow efforts.

    The Adult Race League Kick-off Party, hosted 7:00 pm-9:00 pm in the Onset Pub and Lounge WILL OCCUR with drinks and the pub menu available. This event is not closed to the public, so feel free to swing in and have a cold beer from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm on Tuesday night.

    Thanks for understanding, as our only goal is to provide the best snow surfaces possible.

    Had a great day with my daughter today and a friend from home. Conditions were very good with an occasional icy area. That is until my 8 year old decided to cut a new trail off Milky Way between UFO and Velocity! One second she was on my heels and the next gone! Dude on a board stopped and climbed in to help pull her out and she was completely fine. She was already out by the time I run up from the west lift to where she was. Gotta say I was scared as hell and couldn't that the guy for helping her (and me) out. Needless to say, mom won't be hearing about this, this season at least! ImageUploadedByAlpineZone1483402180.276376.jpg on West

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  7. #87
    Jan. 3, 2017 - Tues.

    As per prsboogie's posting, Crotched Mtn. made a very smart call and opted not to open today. The forecast was for freezing drizzle in the AM followed by heavy rain in the PM. That being said, I was not about to give up my "skiing fix" and since I live at the mountain, I began climbing the hill. In anticipation of the rain, the mountain was groomed to pack down and hold as much loose snow as possible when the rain starts in earnest.

    I went up Super Nova to Milky Way. As I was just below the jct. of Milky Way and Moonwalk, I saw a boarder ride by, so I wasn't the only one who needed a skiing/riding experience today.

    Aside: One of the things I like most about Jay Peak is the fact that it is the only ski area where the Tram is the only way to the top. If one gets off the tram and waits 5-minutes, everyone has skied away and there one is alone on a mountain top.

    Not quite the same as Jay Peak, but I sat on the deck of the Ski Patrol Building for a few minutes to catch my breath and to enjoy that sense of being alone on a mountain top.

    The way down was frozuroy - not unpleasant but certainly not powdery fluff. I started down Satellite Summit which was not groomed and pretty icy. So I turned off Satellite Summit onto Retro to Moonwalk and finished up on Meteor.

    Things here, should be back to normal tomorrow.

  8. #88
    More power to you guys who make the added effort of skinning/hiking to get some turns in. I do not have the energy or the breath to do that here.

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    Was at Crotched today, and they had problems spinning the rocket... managed to get up the to the summit later when they fixed it, but had to jet at 1... Some photos




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  10. #90
    Pluto's open it looks like? What was up with the Rocket?

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