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tnt1234

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That's a damn shame. I guess the stories are warranted then. I haven't been there in years and the distance keeps me from making the trip.

Anyway, if we do get 24 inches I won't be going anywhere Tuesday, so now I'm looking for any potential hikes in Bucks Co. I've also been tossing around the idea of staying with my folks out in Berks Co. The forest behind our property there has got several logging roads and old drovers/mine access roads that could be interesting if two feet of snow drop on them.

Where are you in Bucks? Are you looking to hike to ski, or just to trek through the snow?

Belle Mountain with 24" could be fun....
 

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NWS out of Albany has issued a WSW for SoVT. Wondering if they'll change that to a Blizzard warning with the winds.
My plan isn't to be safe. It's to be fun. Winds won't be near as strong the further inland you go. I'm leaving for the mts. today in advance of the snow, traffic and winds. That will get me to a safe refuge at inland mountains to grab the snow and upslope snow the next couple of days. I'll just stay there until the power is restored and the roads are plowed. Then again, maybe I'll just stay there... :)
 

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My plan isn't to be safe. It's to be fun. Winds won't be near as strong the further inland you go. I'm leaving for the mts. today in advance of the snow, traffic and winds. That will get me to a safe refuge at inland mountains to grab the snow and upslope snow the next couple of days. I'll just stay there until the power is restored and the roads are plowed. Then again, maybe I'll just stay there... :)
Wow you are skiing for real.
 

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Where are you in Bucks? Are you looking to hike to ski, or just to trek through the snow?

Belle Mountain with 24" could be fun....

Is Belle Mountain steep enough? I was contemplating Bowman's Hill or Baldpate Mtn. I know you can't mountain bike around Bowman's Hill so I'm not sure how'd they'd take to skiing.
 

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The 12z NAM today is the absolute best for all of east coast ski country.

Tucks the surface low into the coast and then takes it right on top of Beantown. This allows for big snows even well west. Even the ski areas that get "screwed" under this scenario would get 12 or 13 inches! Jackpot would be the Poconos at about 25 inches. I wish I could lock that map in and just make it reality.


I'll take the over.
 

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Joe B thinks this storm is going to be somewhat north than models depict, so he's increased his snow call to the north.

Obviously this would be great news for most of ski country if he's correct.

While he's using his experience and knowledge rather than computerized outputs to reach his conclusion, the only ski areas this screws over would be in the Poconos, so I'm already inclined to believe he might be correct! #Pokesalwaysshafted #uncanny

 

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Is Belle Mountain steep enough? I was contemplating Bowman's Hill or Baldpate Mtn. I know you can't mountain bike around Bowman's Hill so I'm not sure how'd they'd take to skiing.

Yeah, the old expert slope at Belle is steep enough to ski. All 190 glorious vertical feet of it!

Did you grow up around here? i used to ski there when it was open. Such great memories....what a looney place that was.

Haven't been to Bowman's tower in years but I don't remember that being to steep.
 

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Here's a local guy I follow (not famous or even employed as a met, just a guy with a meteorology degree who knows his stuff) who is also on-board with the logic that this storm with tuck west and be a bit north. I love how detailed his maps are and how he explains his logic.

 

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Yeah, the old expert slope at Belle is steep enough to ski. All 190 glorious vertical feet of it!

Did you grow up around here? i used to ski there when it was open. Such great memories....what a looney place that was.

Haven't been to Bowman's tower in years but I don't remember that being to steep.

I grew up in Berks Co. but live in Bucks now.

I might try Belle Mountain tomorrow depending on how much snow falls and what the roads look like. Can hop right over the bridge at Washington's Crossing.

Wednesday, if the roads are open, its looking like either Jack Frost or Blue.
 

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Is Belle Mountain steep enough? I was contemplating Bowman's Hill or Baldpate Mtn. I know you can't mountain bike around Bowman's Hill so I'm not sure how'd they'd take to skiing.

Hike in 2' ? Snowshoes might be necessary or invest in a split board and some skins . Who knows this might become an annual thing. I can't remember a back to back year with 2' storms .
 

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I grew up in Berks Co. but live in Bucks now.

I might try Belle Mountain tomorrow depending on how much snow falls and what the roads look like. Can hop right over the bridge at Washington's Crossing.

Wednesday, if the roads are open, its looking like either Jack Frost or Blue.
I pulled the trigger on JFBB. $25 on Liftopia, only 9 left.

Anyone is welcome to DM me if they want some runs together. Or just say high. Line Sick Days, orange LL Bean jacket, white helmet. Call me Adam.
 

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Thanks for the map porn to the usual posters here... I can't ski this week and am heading to Phoenix to play golf next week but I'm still checking this forum every 30 minutes to see how this thing is going to play out.

I'd love to see the stats for this website/app and how they spike when a storm is coming....


Sent from my iPhone usin
 

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Wow, spawn of Bastardi just released a, "Go Big Or Go Home" map, predicting a historic east coast event.

Way more aggressive of a map than his old man put out.

 

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12z Euro snow map.....hot off the press.

The amazing thing about this is it defaults to a 10 to 1 ratio, I could easily see these numbers needing to be 20% higher.




EDIT: Wont post it, because it's almost "irresponsible" LOL, but I just got a look at the Kuchera map of the above, and it's predicting more of a 15 to 1 ratio, so basically take the numbers you see on that map above and multiply by 1.5 = XXX snowporn (actually, more like nasty Japanese XXX snowporn).
 
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