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Stratton 11/24/2013

Glenn

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It was a cold and windy start to the day yesterday. "We'll just lap the gondola!" After a quick jaunt up rt30, we're locking up our skis and see a stationary gondola "Closed due to high winds." Lovely.

We took American Express over to Ursa. We skied pretty much everything that was open over there; Black Bear, Polar Bear, Bear Bottom and Frank's Fall Line. I personally liked the run out at the end of Frank's Fall Line; it was great for some high speed turns.

Conditions weren't too bad. The surface was firm and got a bit skied off as the day went on. It started to get a bit busier as well. Overall, not bad. Good edge to edge coverage and the runs were of a good distance. They were hammering the snow guns on the closed trails. I think they said they had about 300 going yesterday? Looking forward to skiing there as they expand their terrain.
 

xwhaler

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Seems about exactly how it was at Okemo. The Northstar HSQ closed about 11 due to high winds.
 

drjeff

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It was windy as a bastard yesterday> Glad you guys still got to make some turns.

I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised, based on the house shaking gusts that I woke up to in VT yesterday AM, that Mount Snow had the Bluebird running at somewhere around 75% or so of the usual line speed. I was pretty sure that it was going to be windhold central going on!

The winds also sucked at Gillette Stadium last night for the Patriots-Broncos game! They would of sucked even more if the Pats played the 2nd 1/2 like the 1st 1/2 and lost that game ;)
 

Bene288

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How is Stratton's snow making? I'm thinking of heading there mid next week due to cheap tickets. Not sure how their base will be after this storm though.
 

Bene288

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That's the answer I was hoping for. This storm didn't produce the precip that was initially forecasted, and with the upcoming cold temps I imagine a lot of places will put the hammer down with snow making.
 
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