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I wouldn’t go that far. You need to know what you’re walking in to. It’s the catskills, 80” cumulative for the season, after a rainy week, with some snow on the backside. They were almost entirely open and it wasn’t boilerplate anywhere. The only place that was soupy was lower face which gets slammed in the sun. Upper and lower face actually skied beautifully in the morning and it was worth the 5 min hike before they opened the triple. Woods obviously were not very good given the snow situation but the highest upper mountain bike trails off the double were ok enough to try once. Considering the winter they’ve had, sat was fine at platty. Not great and not terrible. Got after it early, skied my 20k vert, grabbed a wax sharpen base grind while having a beer, got home by 530. Love that kind of day.
It was a beat down up North yesterday. Still 50 degrees with blazing sun at 5PM when I drove past Wildcat. I'd say for most areas, tree skiing below 3k feet elevation will be sketchy at best if not done all together by this weekend. Maybe Stowe on North will be okay due to the 3 feet NVT received two weeks ago, but it's not looking good elsewhere.this weekend makes me sad. gfs has a rain/snow borderline situation friday night that i dont see in other models. i see rain and then a freeze. i hate how this march is an april.
It was a beat down up North yesterday. Still 50 degrees with blazing sun at 5PM when I drove past Wildcat. I'd say for most areas, tree skiing below 3k feet elevation will be sketchy at best if not done all together by this weekend. Maybe Stowe on North will be okay due to the 3 feet NVT received two weeks ago, but it's not looking good elsewhere.
I hear you dude. Last night we did a really nice mountain bike ride in the Boston area. The moon was full and the ride was fast. The difference? I was in shorts and a short sleeve shirt and it was 65 degrees at the start. I can't remember if I have ever done that in March. Basically this whole winter we have been able to ride on dirt with only about 3 weeks in January that there was snow. Very strange winter. I hope this is not the norm.
For those looking for hope....
MJO forecasted by the Euro into the neutral zone and then phases 1,2,3. All cold phases.
The EPO (and WPO) are forecasted by all models to go negative. The last time they were significantly negative for any length of time was late November and early December.
The AO and NAO are not cooperating so who knows.
The operational models are not yet picking up on these factors yet.
So there is some hope.