The Official March '17 Nor'easter Thread - Page 8

AlpineZone

Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 678910 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 100
  1. #71

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    the woods of greater-Waltham
    Posts
    590
    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Not to early, if you are OK with wind! Driving might suck.
    I'm ok with wind as long as the lifts run.
    I'm ok with driving through anything my car can plow through.

  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    When I was at Burke 10 days ago, the good natural trails were in need of at least 2 feet to really cover up some of the rock out croppings, the woods in and around the East Bowl area, while bullet proof while I was there, looked to still have generally decent coverage, and that was before the squalls last Friday and before this coming storm, so that should be good to go if the storm pans out as they're thinking.

    FYI - be careful for deer on I-91 a bit South of St Johnsbury!!! I went "deer hunting" at 73mph on my way up to Burke Fortunately while my car sustained $5 grand in damage per the insurance estimate, it was at least still driveable, even if it did smell like some ripe deer jerky for a few days after!!!!
    The only time it takes two feet to cover up anything at Burke is if the trail starts out completely bare. most of the rocks cover up pretty well with just 8-12". A few rocks on Fox's Folly, Rerun take a bit more. I always say that 6" at Burke does more to improve terrain conditions than it does at any other mountain. A lot of that has to do with the shape of the rocks on Burke vs those on NH mtns and the Green Mtn spine where they are more jagged and lots more of them.

    And yes, once you get into the CT river valley, the number of deer increases A LOT.
    You can see my photos here - http://tim-kirchoff.pixels.com/

  3. #73
    hammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    flatlands of Mass.
    Posts
    5,488
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    When I was at Burke 10 days ago, the good natural trails were in need of at least 2 feet to really cover up some of the rock out croppings, the woods in and around the East Bowl area, while bullet proof while I was there, looked to still have generally decent coverage, and that was before the squalls last Friday and before this coming storm, so that should be good to go if the storm pans out as they're thinking.



    FYI - be careful for deer on I-91 a bit South of St Johnsbury!!! I went "deer hunting" at 73mph on my way up to Burke Fortunately while my car sustained $5 grand in damage per the insurance estimate, it was at least still driveable, even if it did smell like some ripe deer jerky for a few days after!!!!
    Ouch, guessing you were OK? What became of the deer?

  4. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Ouch, guessing you were OK? What became of the deer?
    jerky...
    2018-2019:
    Ready to go
    2017-2018 - 21, 2016-2017 - 20, 2015-2016 - 8, 2014-2015 - 10, 2013-2014 - 21, 2012-2013 - 12ish, 2011-2012 - 12, 2010-2011 - 20, 2009-2010 - 23, 2008-2009 - 30, 2007-2008 - 35

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    I don't know....in my town, the psychic shift to spring is setting in. But I guess up in the mountains, skiing is still on everyone's mind.

    Hope it isn't utterly mobbed, but you are probably right.
    I think the crowd potential on a sunny, warm Presidents Day weekend after significant and well advertised snow will dwarf this weekend, March 18th. Too many people have switched gears, and there were a lot of people out on Presidents who ski 1-4 days a year. While I am sure it will be busy, I highly doubt its anywhere near Presidents.
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

  6. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    jerky...
    This one was more like pâté after I hit its head/shoulder area just below my passenger side headlight with the cruise on 73!!

    Couldn't see any cars on 91 where I was at the time... Saw the deer maybe 2 seconds tops before impact!!

    Fortunately for me (and my daughter who was in the car at the time with me) aside from being a bit shocked at the incident, my car was driveable after pulling a bit of what was left of a portion of the wheel well and some of my shredded front air dam and fog light assembly!! Other than that, aside from smelling like beef jerky for a few days before it went into the shop, no issues for us!! The deer didn't fair nearly as well!!

    Sent from my XT1254 using AlpineZone mobile app
    '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 (Mount Snow)

  7. #77
    CT statewide travel ban beginning at 5am

    That pretty much limits me to Catamount, Jimminy Peak, and Bellayre. Catamount might not be open. I doubt Bell will be accessible. Jimminy Peak it is!

    Malloy has officially pissed in my bowl of Cheerios.
    2019-2020 2 days and counting...
    Killington: 11/15 Mount Snow: 11/27
    "Skiing is the closest you'll get to flying without leaving the ground." -snowmonster

  8. #78
    i cant ski the actual storm. i'm just stoked we are gonna get an extra ~month out of what looked like a dead in the water season.

  9. #79
    Smellytele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Right where I want to be
    Posts
    6,930
    Psych'd I am heading up to Sunday River for Thursday and the Loaf Fri/Sat!
    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days 2017/18 - 57 days 2018/19 - 75 days

  10. #80
    Got my powder board waxed up and ready. Leaving in the morning and not coming back till I can't walk.
    ImageUploadedByAlpineZone1489448912.916234.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone using AlpineZone

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:12 AM.