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  1. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    Yes, SR is full of crap. The old position was not full time until a good TTB route opened. That should happen by the end of this weekend, and probably two solid routes to boot. They were definitely open last Veteran's day and that was only 1 day on the calendar later. I will grant last year was an amazing Snovember, but they are spinning what history has been.

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    Even last year when I was there on the 11/13 powder day (which turned to rain at noon, this one won't), the TTB wasn't great. I remember skiing to the bottom once and slamming into water bars on Lower Punch that you couldn't see because of the new snow. Skiable to the bottom for sure, but definitely just stuck to the midstation for most runs that day. They're going to get two nights of low teens with a day in the low 20s in the middle on Saturday. They can't possibly believe they're worse off than last year, other than they opened later this year.

    If no one else announces an opening in the next week and Killington dicks around, Wachusett could be the first in New England to be TTB.
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  2. #112
    Loon claims to be running 300 guns on their semi-auto trails, and to expect an opening announcement soon. I'd guess not til next Friday, but you never know?

  3. #113
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Even last year when I was there on the 11/13 powder day (which turned to rain at noon, this one won't), the TTB wasn't great. I remember skiing to the bottom once and slamming into water bars on Lower Punch that you couldn't see because of the new snow. Skiable to the bottom for sure, but definitely just stuck to the midstation for most runs that day. They're going to get two nights of low teens with a day in the low 20s in the middle on Saturday. They can't possibly believe they're worse off than last year, other than they opened later this year.

    If no one else announces an opening in the next week and Killington dicks around, Wachusett could be the first in New England to be TTB.
    100% guarantee that Mount Snow will be T2B on multiple faces when they open next Friday

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  4. #114
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    And of course my wife scheduled..a non skiing event for the 15th,16th,17th.....oy
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    I'll drive.

  5. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by ss20 View Post
    I agree it's been frustrating. I thought K going top-to-bottom was a given fro the weekend but it looks like they don't even plan on starting that process for a while. I want to go Tuesday if we can get a decent snow. They'll definitely have Upper GN, Downdraft, Reason/East Fall, and Rime, with Upper Double Dipper as probable. It's tough skiing the 500feet of North Ridge and doing the stairs while knowing Superstar is buried under more snow than the whole North Ridge area x10. Silver lining is if they get 6" of dense snow and some snowmaking blow over it's not entirely out of the question that Ridge Run or the intermediate portion of Catwalk could open with another 6" or so on Tuesday.

    As much as World Cup is great for the hill financially/PR, and ski racing as a whole...it sucks til December 1. Then those extra compressors go to work and the $20k+ fan guns get buzzing on other parts of the hill and all is forgiven.
    Pre world cup powder did one lift in 10 years of owning K, In the last three years they have done 2 lifts, retrofited the K1 gondola, are building a new lodge and have spent a ton of money on snowmaking equipment and pipe......While I agree it sucks we cant get top to bottom until after turkey day, I doubt any of that happens without the WC.

  6. #116
    The guns are running at Stratton.
    Last edited by ghughes20; Nov 8, 2019 at 7:57 AM. Reason: Corrected shameful typo. As noted below :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghughes20 View Post
    The runs are running at Stratton.
    Are the guns gunning is the real question


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  8. #118
    Wachusett has been blasting Indian Summer, Challenger, Ralphs, and Conifer since sunrise. Snow squall just blew through as well.

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  9. #119
    Well, I purchased a Mount Snow ticket on the 5th for the 14th. Turns out they won't be opening until the 15th (even though tickets were sold IRCC going all the way back to Nov 8 or 9).

    Waiting on a call back. The refund policy on the online tickets is pretty strict but I can't imagine they won't swap me for a Friday (opening day) ticket.

  10. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    100% guarantee that Mount Snow will be T2B on multiple faces when they open next Friday

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    Mount Snow used to rush to open with a pretty poor product. Total thin to win top to bottom garbage thin cover. I bet that changes now.

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