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Looks like some cold nights (low 20's) coming this weekend.  Could there possibly be snowmaking, or maybe a test?

My guess is that they'll do a test but not actually make snow to open.  It's supposed to warm up a after that, although the Accuweather long range forecast shows a cool down around the 10th of November.

It's my first year as a Whiteface regular, so I'll get to know a lot of things about the place that I didn't know earlier.  Hunter was usually very conservative in when they started snowmaking, but once they had a good window they'd go all out.  I believe the ORDA mountains are a bit more aggressive in early season marginal temps, but obviously don't have as much firepower as Hunter.  Sometimes that helps them (like Belleayre opening well before Hunter and Windham last year), but other times it would probably hurt them in the form of all their snowmaking money washing right back down into the river.
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Just remember Sno that it takes a lot of snow to cover 2500 Vert from LWF to the base
That is 3 separate runs at small areas
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Yea Sno, think Black Friday. While millions will be out shopping you'll be sliding down WF.
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pray for rain!
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Yeh, we need rain before they can make snow!!!!  Rivers are real low.
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snoloco wrote
Looks like some cold nights (low 20's) coming this weekend.  Could there possibly be snowmaking, or maybe a test?

Whiteface fait le meilleur de la neige dans le nord-est, peut-ĂȘtre que le monde  
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Cire et aiguiser vos skis petit homme !  
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Yea Sno, think Black Friday. While millions will be out shopping you'll be sliding down WF.
Personally I'm hoping for 11/19, and they have opened the Saturday before Thanksgiving in 12-13, and two weeks before Thanksgiving in 13-14 and 14-15.  I will be downstate for Thanksgiving weekend and I want to ski before then.  Will likely hit Gore on my way back up to Clarkson the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Looking at the forecast again, I don't see any snowmaking beyond a test happening next week.
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snoloco wrote
Snowballs wrote
Yea Sno, think Black Friday. While millions will be out shopping you'll be sliding down WF.
Personally I'm hoping for 11/19, and they have opened the Saturday before Thanksgiving in 12-13, and two weeks before Thanksgiving in 13-14 and 14-15.  I will be downstate for Thanksgiving weekend and I want to ski before then.  Will likely hit Gore on my way back up to Clarkson the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Looking at the forecast again, I don't see any snowmaking beyond a test happening next week.
Don't hold your breath.  I've been up in LP for Thanksgiving the last three years.  Regardless of weather, WF opens after turkey day.  Good news is that the additional snowmaking in recent years means they can get open from the top of the gondi even in a tough weather situation like Nov 2015.  Wasn't much open last Thanksgiving weekend, but WF was open.
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That is incorrect.

I remember their opening days for the past 4 years.  3 of the 4, they opened before Thanksgiving and 1 year they opened on Thanksgiving.  They will open when snowmaking conditions permit.  They have often closed during the week if they opened before Thanksgiving, so maybe that's what you're observing.

12-13:  11/17
13-14:  11/15
14-15:  11/16
15-16:  11/26
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