- Feb 28, 2008
I hear ya, I was at Hunter yesterday to start putting my equipment in my locker and when I came out there was a girl with her boots on and carrying skis walking towards the lift! There wasn't even any snow anywhere at the base of the Mtn.I have definitely noticed with the surge in sales of Epic Passes that the amount of complaining about weather related items (amongst other things ) that no ski area has any control over, has increased.
It's almost like many of the Epic newbies, who likely don't live, or spend much time in the mountains and/or seem to struggle with the basic concept that you need COLD air to make snow, seem to think that there's this imaginary switch that ski resorts flip on about the 1st week of November, and all of the sudden ski areas go to full mid winter conditions and operations....
I almost got the feeling in the Mount Snow region yesterday that more than a few Epic newbies had shown up thinking that their original targeted opening date of November 19th happened, and were shocked to see them not open and the down low areas were just patches of unconnected snow that finally were able to be made by the snowmakers in the previous 24-36hrs when temps finally let them run down to the base.
On the flipside, the lack of lifts spinning sure looked like it was a big plus for business at the Snow Republic Brewery as their parking lot was filled with cars parked out along the side of route 100 as well as I was heading back to CT about 3PM!