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Re: Gore Conditions

snoloco
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Maybe 25% chance of them opening by Thanksgiving.  I'd avoid Killington due to the world cup that weekend.

Stowe could be a good choice for Thanksgiving Weekend.

I've lived in New York my entire life.
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Re: Gore Conditions

Spongeworthy
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northerncajun wrote
SO is it looking like gore will be opening for Thanksgiving or should I just go over to Okemo or Killington?
Gore employee told me today that Gore intends to open the day after Thanksgiving. Weather permitting, of course.

"They don't think it be like it is, but it do." Oscar Gamble
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Re: Gore Conditions

Nicky Z
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Guns going here this morning. Hopefully for Thanksgiving. Sunway --> Quicksilver seems to be the plan for this year with the gondi.

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Re: Gore Conditions

snoloco
The website says that Showcase was also a priority.

Not sure why they opened the way they did last year when they opened Showcase first if they went back to the old way this year.

I've lived in New York my entire life.
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Re: Gore Conditions

DanM
Guns were going on Foxlair this afternoon and there were piles of manmade at the base of Jamboree...  50's this week but its a start!!!!

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Re: Gore Conditions

Nicky Z
Foxlair got about 12 hours of snowmaking last night, not too bad. We pushed close to 1.5 million gallons, not bad either. Snowmaking at the saddle too. Hopefully skiing Friday after Thanksgiving.

Here's another pic for you'll to feast your eyes on.

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Re: Gore Conditions

MikePom
My thoughts on opening day, now just a brief twelve days away.  

That anticipation, driving up the access road, anxious to see that first glimpse of the mountain.   Gondola spinning in the distance, gear is gathered as we set out across the asphalt, not yet slathered with the seasons slush and sand.  Rising over patio crest, unless the Earth has been generous, our eyes are greeted by a mixture of greenish grass and mud, intermixed with racks of skis awaiting a winter yet to come, ready to cradle our own boards.

We gather round a patio table, boot bags settling down, zippers opening, one can almost feel the rush of air from last seasons final spring days.  Beyond is the arena, a somewhat unsettling mass of mans white miracle.  The Hudson River, laid down in a semi-frozen mixture of slush, ice clumps and a rag tag chatter of bowls edge tree limbs straining under the weight of an occasional ice mass.  Guns silent, but looming in wait for the evenings chill.

Gear in hand, I watch as the mud oozes out from under my boots, step by step until my slushy walk off ends with the sound of the season's first pass scan.  Ritualistic is our demeanor as we step from slush onto the gondola landing, doors opening, skis stowed, I pace in parallel as my team loads.  In eye's corner I see gondola's rising as I pass through the cabin threshold.  

Another season has begun, and I am the luckiest of men, surrounded by my family, grown now, I am full of youthful memories and the energy that skiing has brought to my existence.  it is a force that binds us and reminds of who we are, where we've been.  It inspires me to forge on, into another year, it is life.

So lets not worry about the snow, the conditions, the bare spots.  None of that is important compared to the true riches and memories that this sport has been kind enough to grace our world with.

Let it snow.
Opening Day

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Re: Gore Conditions

Marcski
Here, here. Well said!

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Re: Gore Conditions

northerncajun
any updates??

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Re: Gore Conditions

Harvey
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Gore NETTED a couple inches at the base, and obviously more up high.

The winds are absolutely ripping in the saddle.  Snowmaking ongoing, but the wind is definitely an issue.

Looks like Garnet Hill was able to groom Old Faithful, so that means at least 6-8 at 2000.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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