Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

tjf1967
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Make a plan work the plan. Look out is part of whiteface. Blowing snow is part of that plan.
I think they should get rid of those whiteface only passes. The people who buy those are the same people who spend no money at the mountain. There opinions are geared only toward there personal interests and for the most part they are grumps. You play the marter but you have earned your bashings.

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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

campgottagopee
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Highpeaksdrifter wrote
pro2860 wrote
How do you come to this conclusion? Has there ever been a season where it never opened?
I'll bet you a beer that when you and the Cortland crew get here it will be open.
I got a good feeling...just sayin
I'll take that bet for 2 reasons

1. I hope you're right
2. Was planning on buying you a beer any_A_ways

See ya'll at the end of Feb

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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

Harvey
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I didn't know Aussie quit. Welcome back.

Giving GMs crap about blowing on their expansions is often BS IMO.  They didn't make the decision to expand or set the snowmaking budget.  What's under their control to some extent is where to blow. To some extent. Often there is political pressure to get new expensive expansions open. (Look at the new Gore guns... they are going on interconnect trails.)

If you are against expansion I guess I can't argue with that.

I haven't skied Whiteface enough to comment on Lookout.

IMO the expansions at Gore over the years have been great for skiers: the Summit, Rumor, Lies, Dark Side, Topridge, North Chair, Burnt Ridge and the Ski Bowl.

"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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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

pro2860
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campgottagopee wrote
Highpeaksdrifter wrote
pro2860 wrote
How do you come to this conclusion? Has there ever been a season where it never opened?


I'll bet you a beer that when you and the Cortland crew get here it will be open.
I got a good feeling...just sayin
I'll take that bet for 2 reasons

1. I hope you're right
2. Was planning on buying you a beer any_A_ways

See ya'll at the end of Feb
I'm in!

Back to my original question...Has there ever been a season when Lookout didn't open?

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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

ScottyJack
no there's never been a season where Lookout did not open.....  

However, IMHO I have to concur with the bridge troll guy re: snowmaking.  w/out major storms WF should focus on building back and deeping up to help extend our season.  We got four weeks till Presidents week, after which we generally see the guns go down for the year - at least major snowmaking ops...  

Next two weeks look good as far as temp, PNA, NAO, and ridging so its go time for snowtribe.  We need to pray MoNat brings the goods as far as natural.  It snows big, move to Lookout in two weeks...  In this new era of climate change conservative planning would be the smart approach.  

ATTN HPD - little benny and how many times you gonna quit and come back is funny chit!

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

Harvey
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ScottyJack wrote
Next two weeks look good as far as temp, PNA, NAO, and ridging so its go time for snowtribe.  We need to pray MoNat brings the goods as far as natural.  It snows big, move to Lookout in two weeks...
I am optimistic.

"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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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

Pants
without a storm in future, blowing on lookout would spread mountain thin and would most likely not last to end of season.  I am quite sure the mountain is weighing that option.

Z
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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

Z
This weekend I heard rumors that Lookout was and was not going to get blown and both were from very reliable and in the know sources.

I asked the opinion of someone that really knows his poop which has to remain nameless here.  His take was that blowing Wilmington trail is very risky and should not be done until everything is recoated and is in good shape on the main trails.  I love Hoyt's but I after listening to him talk I have to agree with him.

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
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Re: Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

Highpeaksdrifter
Coach Z wrote
This weekend I heard rumors that Lookout was and was not going to get blown and both were from very reliable and in the know sources.

I asked the opinion of someone that really knows his poop which has to remain nameless here.  His take was that blowing Wilmington trail is very risky and should not be done until everything is recoated and is in good shape on the main trails.  I love Hoyt's but I after listening to him talk I have to agree with him.
I  have no idea of whom you speak, but did he give you the idea that the Wilmington Trail would get snow making before the Summit and Face are recoated? The summit has been getting pounded. Lets see what happens on LWF before anyone gets too worried.

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And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind - Leonard Cohen
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