Gore Conditions

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MikePom MikePom
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As I understand it, a young gal slid out through the space between the safety bar and the seat last year on the AEII and was seriously injured, thus the new accessories.  Not a bad idea.

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I started seeing those things on safety bars in Europe about five years ago. Kinda annoying for adults but I guess I understand the reasoning for kids.
x10003q x10003q
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MikePom wrote
Day Two

Even though temperatures at the Base Lodge were reaching into the mid-40's, and a short burst of rain passed by, it was good to see that Gore summit survived today's mild weather.  Looking at the current forecast, there's a possibility that this might be the beginning of the 2017-2018 season's snow pack.

Gore Summit Looking Frosty
Gore Summit Looking Frosty
When did Ruby Run become a blue?
Hoser Hoser
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Why a blue, interesting question.    Also, what is driving other mt reports, such as Big Sky, to be "higher" up on the conditions list?  Have to scroll down to find Gore and WF even though they are more current, is this by design and I missed something?  Thanks for checking it out!
Scersk Scersk
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Taking a look at those snapshots, it looks like the view out the back of the Saddle Lodge has been limited in favor of more view out the front, which is too bad. The "money shot," to me, is the view of the High Peaks to the north, and that huge bank of windows stretching between two floors really gave you a lot to look at.

Half-height windows on the ground floor rather than full-height was a really bad design choice, and putting tables rather than benches or some other sort of chair near the windows on the second floor will prevent people from enjoying it as much as they could have. Whosoever gets there first will dominate the views.

Meh. Oh well, the price of progress and sanitation, I suppose.
Petronio Petronio
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x10003q wrote
When did Ruby Run become a blue?
I didn't notice that when I skied on Sunday, but I know on the website it says that the mountain is open for "intermediates and expert terrain" only.  The blue marker looks pasted on the permanent sign.  I assume they put it on to make it "official" intermediate terrain for the time being until they get Sunway open all the way down.

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tjf1967 tjf1967
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Did you notice it skiing easier with the new sign and all?
Petronio Petronio
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tjf1967 wrote
Did you notice it skiing easier with the new sign and all?
Actually with the wind and scratchy cover on Ruby Run, I thought any real beginners on Sunday morning who insisted on skiing might not be enjoying it.  There was one gust of wind that almost stopped me short right before the dogleg left turn.

One thing that did seem noticeably easier was the run-out from Ruby Run to the saddle lodge.  They must have regraded a little bit.   Last year my youngest (who skis blacks pretty easily now) would really have to skate quite a bit there.  She is about 10 pounds heavier and on longer skis this year after a growth spurt so is going to be able to coast farther than before, but even so she made it over the traverse in less than 25% the time.

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Petronio wrote
x10003q wrote
When did Ruby Run become a blue?
I didn't notice that when I skied on Sunday, but I know on the website it says that the mountain is open for "intermediates and expert terrain" only.  The blue marker looks pasted on the permanent sign.  I assume they put it on to make it "official" intermediate terrain for the time being until they get Sunway open all the way down.

Petronio
That's actually pretty good thinking if that what happened.  I green sign should indicate that you can get back to the lift as a green skier.

In the case of Wood In, I thought it was Blue (vs Green) because there isn't enough pitch to get you there. If so Ruby could be Blue too, but then there'd be no green skiing off the Gondi.
"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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Petronio wrote
One thing that did seem noticeably easier was the run-out from Ruby Run to the saddle lodge.  They must have regraded a little bit.
From the boss: "No regrade, just came out nice."
"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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