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    Quote Originally Posted by 180 View Post
    wait to the second half of October.
    That's what I've been hearing!

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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by mister moose View Post
    Don't forget the year Beech Mtn in NC opened first on the east coast.
    Or the year Sugar Mtn NC had the most open vertical for a few days. Beech, Sugar, and Cataloochee are right up with the big guys for summit elevation, it's just their bases are way high too.

    I hope Killington has enough weather to pull off their race - that's probably a good 'decent preseason' barometer. Same way 100% open for New Years is a good early season metric for Poconos resorts.

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  3. #13
    Was enjoying this, where to go early season article from Liftopia until I got to the Vermont section. How can you write an article about this and leave Killington off the list?

    https://blog.liftopia.com/resorts-early-season-skiing
    Last edited by WoodCore; Oct 8, 2018 at 9:05 PM.
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  4. #14
    Are the trees open yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt1234 View Post
    Are the trees open yet?
    Been open all summer




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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodCore View Post
    Was enjoying this, where to go early season article from Liftopia until I got to the Vermont section. How can you right an article about this and leave Killington off the list?
    Everything Liftopia writes about the east is done poorly. They are a west coast company, with (obviously) mostly west coast employees, as their knowledge of all things east is clearly limited.

    Often they'll write a clickbait "list" article (i.e. Top-10 Resorts for XYZ), and you get the sense they toss in 1 or 2 eastern entries as tokens, but their logic or accuracy is often laughable. You point out a great example here, anyone who recommends Stowe over Killington for the first few weeks of the season clearly has no idea what they're talking about.

    Here's a line from that Stowe write-up that's a real doozy:

    The highest skiable elevation is only 3625’, but that doesn’t stop early season skiers and riders from coming out to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    ... anyone who recommends Stowe over Killington for the first few weeks of the season clearly has no idea what they're talking about.
    Their wording was "pre Thanksgiving turns". As if no one else is open pre-Thanksgiving, and as if Stowe has any standing whatsoever as an early season contender. Sheesh.... Jiminy Peak opens before Thanksgiving.

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    I expect to be at Mount Snow opening day again this year. Never running for public office again - it ruined my ski season last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonian View Post
    I expect to be at Mount Snow opening day again this year. Never running for public office again - it ruined my ski season last year.
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    I think Killington will be Uber aggressive with an early Thanksgiving. I thing they test with the cold this weekend and are locked and loaded for the cold shot around the 18th which looks to be reasonably deep and long and while it breaks, its followed by more cold shots to allow a base to be put down. Nov 1st is well within reason.
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