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    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
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    Photo of Superstar from killingtonzone yesterday ... getting near the end, note thin spot halfway down
    True, but they have snow above and below the probem area to work with. Probably best if they do it tonight, freeze warnings up for tonight in North Country.

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    I skied the morning shift today. It's getting thin in spots, especially on the headwall where rocks are coming through, but overall it's great cover for May 27. Next weekend should be a go, at least for one day. I would expect walk on/walk off the snow. IMG_20190527_100915929.jpgIMG_20190527_103316418.jpgIMG_20190527_103402199.jpgIMG_20190527_105922403.jpg

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    I'd say there's a 99% chance they open next weekend. Best Memorial Day coverage I've ever seen there in years. Looks like they even have enough stockpiled to make it skiable top to bottom other than at the top and bottom of the lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    True, but they have snow above and below the probem area to work with. Probably best if they do it tonight, freeze warnings up for tonight in North Country.

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    Don’t spread it out until they have to. Do it now and it will just melt out before next weekend


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    Agreed. I'd only patch it the morning before opening.

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    So much snow at A Basin - everything still open except Steep Gullies and the beginner lift.

    Nice thing - not a lot of people. Lots of foreigners including China’s mogul and race teams.

    Crunchy first thing but was very nice late morning into afternoon.

    Generally a pond starts to show about midway down that people pond skim but that is nowhere in sight.

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    East wall from West Wall

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    Lenawee

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    Pali Face

    Skied East Wall and Pali Face in the afternoon once it softened up. Stoke for the day - it was snowing when we left and there is more to come.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Agreed. I'd only patch it the morning before opening.

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    You could do that, but it always winds up a muddy mess when they do that. They have a very cold night coming up tonight, which will allow the snow to firm up at the least, maybe freeze solid, which would allow for a better push and groom. We'll see how they play it.

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    The base today was solid World Cup ice. Don't touch that. If they want to push the snow from nooks and crannies on the edges into piles to ride out the week, fine. I think K knows how to handle the glacier, finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    You could do that, but it always winds up a muddy mess when they do that. They have a very cold night coming up tonight, which will allow the snow to firm up at the least, maybe freeze solid, which would allow for a better push and groom. We'll see how they play it.

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    I guess my thought is that it's Monday night. Whatever they push around to patch holes will just melt by end of day tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    You could do that, but it always winds up a muddy mess when they do that. They have a very cold night coming up tonight, which will allow the snow to firm up at the least, maybe freeze solid, which would allow for a better push and groom. We'll see how they play it.

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    It still will be thin and will likely melt by the weekend if they do that. This time of year you have melting from above and below, so best to retain snow volume as long as possible. From my experience it's best to push out closer to when it's needed since they are just a stop gap not a long term repair.

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