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Looks like Cannon has dropped all the natural trails. 56 to 32 for tomorrow. Ouch!
Jay still says they have 69 trails open and 9 lifts today. Yesterday the trails on the north side by JFK were an unskiable mess with no one on them. They also closed the tram and the Bonnie before noon for lack of use. Hiking up to the new chair at state side sucks. I guess I could have went over to the Jet but i hate the traverse to get over to Tram side. Why did they put it up so high? Is it to accommodate the new lodge over there?
Sounds like they are closed until more snow falls.Cannon looks like crap.The Zommer side looks like mid April and even the webcam at the summit shows big bare spots on the manmade.Ouch.From MRG's web site
"Our snow pack took a major hit and we have been forced to shut down much of our legendary terrain. "
They may not open Monday
I thought the bonnie and tram were shut down because of wind--my bad
They were indeed on wind hold. I am very surprised with the trail count of 69 at Jay this morning. This will be rock ski paradise. Personally, I much prefer that they keep ski runs open, but they will be running out of 'bare spots' signs for sure.
It may have been wind holds but with such as small crowd they were looking for reasons to shut things down. Not that I can blame them - the Tram at Jay does not feed anything another lift does not and it can not be cheap to run. The Vermonter was in sad shape and I didn't ski Northway back to the Freezer area.
You may be right but the official word was 'wind hold'. Valhalla and Green Beret (through the alternate entrance) were still good so there was still a legit reason to go up the tram. But with the freezer running, you had access to all other trails and, as noted, no lift lines.
First time I've seen the freezer running with the Bonnie on wind hold.
I just saw the bare spots on the cam. Does it really look that bad?
Yup, it's that bad. The skiing at Cannon Sat&Sun was absolutely terrific April-like conditions But they lost a lot!! Major inversion on Sunday. All of the summits were above clouds with bright sun, ~50degrees, and warm wind. Terrain that had seen the most snowmaking (Skylight, Gary's, Paulie's, etc) still had 90% coverage. But huge bare spots were showing up on more heavily traffic'd trails. Natural snow trails (Zoomer, Vista, Taft, etc) are pretty much toast.