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    RUMOR - Mount Snow not opening on Thanksgiving Weekend...

    .........?

    From snowjournal/NELSAP:

    http://www.snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=topic15796

    Rumor is that in the next 48, Mt. Snow will say they are packing it in for T-Giving weekend....
    Facts from Mount Snow's head of Mountain Ops, Dave Moulton, as posted on Mount Snow's passholders website yesterday:

    "In the past I might have put some spin on the weather to make it sound good but plain and simple we are just not getting the cold temps to make snow. Yes, there may have been an hour or two on some nights where we could have made the ground turn white but in the scheme of things it would not have done much good.

    The forecast for tonight shows cold in the low elevations but lately the inversion has left us in the upper 30’s up high. Frosty in Wilmington and warm in the base area.

    We are watching and waiting, will go like crazy as soon as possible."

    All they have officially announced so far is that they won't be open this coming weekend, the 21st/22nd
    ......which is somewhat suprising given that they have a decent downloading setup with a north face lift and their canyon lift. Guess they are insisting on the T-B open.

    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    .........?

    From snowjournal/NELSAP:

    http://www.snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=topic15796





    ......which is somewhat suprising given that they have a decent downloading setup with a north face lift and their canyon lift. Guess they are insisting on the T-B open.
    Now HS, would you PLEASE show me anywhere in that post (most of which was mine copied directly from the head of Mountain Ops) where it says anything official about them not opening for Thanksgiving????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    ......which is somewhat suprising given that they have a decent downloading setup with a north face lift and their canyon lift. Guess they are insisting on the T-B open.
    Did you miss the note on the inversions? Tough to download when you can't make snow at the top of the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Now HS, would you PLEASE show me anywhere in that post (most of which was mine copied directly from the head of Mountain Ops) where it says anything official about them not opening for Thanksgiving????

    It seems we covered this in the other thread where the "rumor" was discussed. Apparently HS wants to perpetuate that rumor further by twisting the words of Mount Snow's Mountain Ops dude. Very "extreme" of him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Now HS, would you PLEASE show me anywhere in that post (most of which was mine copied directly from the head of Mountain Ops) where it says anything official about them not opening for Thanksgiving????
    I didn't say they weren't, hence the "..........?"

    So, we'll see you at Killington if MS doesn't open?
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    This would be a nice comeback for Killington (being open Thanksgiving and MS not) after Mount Snow opened a week before Killington in '07-'08....JMHO.
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    I didn't say they weren't, hence the "..........?"

    So, we'll see you at Killington if MS doesn't open?
    No Turkey Day weekend turns for me this year reguardless of Mount Snow's operational status WAY to many family things going on down in the flatlands this year.

    Unfortunately that means that the only chances I'll have to make November turns this year would be the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 30th, and even then it will take a herculean effort to coordinate the schedules of my family to allow it to happen The only way that I'm holding out hope for that to happen (resolution of the schedules) is that since Thanksgiving Day is my birthday this year, that my b-day present from my wife will include her making the family scheduling issues happen herself, thus freeing me up for a late night drive upto VT on Sunday the 29th so I can make so AM turns on Monday the 30th and make it back down to the Hartford area for the early afternoon course I help teach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    This would be a nice comeback for Killington (being open Thanksgiving and MS not) after Mount Snow opened a week before Killington in '07-'08 and back in October this year too....JMHO.
    Fixed it for 'ya HS
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    Fixed it for 'ya HS
    I'm happy that Mount Snow opened their jib yard, but jibbing just isn't real skiing.
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    I'm happy that Mount Snow opened their jib yard, but jibbing just isn't real skiing.
    A bit under a 1000 PAYING customers may disagree with you on that one
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