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(h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

BenedictGomez

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T2 today at Sunday River. Decent Bumps by noon timeIMG_20181019_115310374_HDR.jpg

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NWS Forecast for our two open areas (Summit forecasts):

K:


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Looks like K will get back snowmaking temps sooner and have a bigger window.

Let's see what they do with it.
 

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Correct I would not recommend using it for precipitation forecast but the temperature gradiant by elevation, and I noted you have to cross reference. Precipitation makes no difference when planning snowmaking windows. Temperature, humidity and wind data are king.
 

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Opening day Terrain Summary:
SR: 1 Lift, 2 Trails, 12 Acres
K:2 Lifts, 2 Trails, 5 Acres
Wow that is funny to look at. Wolf creek has 960 acres open with 4 lofts but opened on the 13th with 3 lifts a shit load of trails and over 400 acres with no ropes.

A Basin opened with 28 acres while Loveland opened with 40 acres. Both WROD like SR and K. Wait time in lift line about 15 minutes yesterday as A Basin. The wait for our mugs about 3 hours.



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Wow that is funny to look at. Wolf creek has 960 acres open with 4 lofts but opened on the 13th with 3 lifts a shit load of trails and over 400 acres with no ropes.

A Basin opened with 28 acres while Loveland opened with 40 acres. Both WROD like SR and K. Wait time in lift line about 15 minutes yesterday as A Basin. The wait for our mugs about 3 hours.



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A Basin view from yesterdau12604.jpg

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re: weather forecasts, almost all "graphical" forecasts, including NWS, use the GFS model. I think the various mountain forecasts based on elevation are suspect. Use with caution.
 

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Sunday River is down to just T2 (had Upper Punch Friday and Saturday) today. Snow report says some walking off the top of the lift may be required. Anyone there to confirm? I was there Friday and it was solid coverage on T2 with what felt like soft April bumps. April weather with an October base can't last super long though.

Looks like Killington can (and is) making snow right now, but from what I can see SR doesn't have the temps yet.
 

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Sunday River is down to just T2 (had Upper Punch Friday and Saturday) today. Snow report says some walking off the top of the lift may be required. Anyone there to confirm? I was there Friday and it was solid coverage on T2 with what felt like soft April bumps. April weather with an October base can't last super long though.

Looks like Killington can (and is) making snow right now, but from what I can see SR doesn't have the temps yet.
I take this as actual conditions but no big deal. They are closed Mon-Fri and with the cold coming in Midweek to the start of the weekend, they will be back to both runs in great shape of not TTB. Assuming the cold air doesn't moderate between now and then.

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Sunday River is down to just T2 (had Upper Punch Friday and Saturday) today. Snow report says some walking off the top of the lift may be required. Anyone there to confirm? I was there Friday and it was solid coverage on T2 with what felt like soft April bumps. April weather with an October base can't last super long though.

Looks like Killington can (and is) making snow right now, but from what I can see SR doesn't have the temps yet.

We were skiing right off the lift this morning, and there was plenty of frozen material to slide on ("snow" might not be exactly the right word for some of it). I'm not sure if they may have run out of snow at the loading ramp at the base later in the day, though—it was pretty minimal in the morning, but it also didn't warm up much, if at all, today.
 

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I take this as actual conditions but no big deal. They are closed Mon-Fri and with the cold coming in Midweek to the start of the weekend, they will be back to both runs in great shape of not TTB. Assuming the cold air doesn't moderate between now and then.

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The fact that they close anyway from M-F really saves them for sure. I hope the cold comes as forecast. I was really hoping for ttb next weekend.
 
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