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Whiteface - Lookout Mountain...estimated opening?

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In reply to this post by Highpeaksdrifter
Gore skier here chiming in... perhaps I shouldn't.  But of course I will.  I'm of the mindset that management should concentrate on making snow on the main mountain and summit.  I've skied Wilmington several times since its inception and haven't been impressed.  Isn't it 4 miles long??  That's a lot of snow to blow.  And those narrow cliff sections aren't exactly enjoyable.  

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Grillman
I was speaking with several of the snow makers on Saturday at the mid mountain lodge.  I might have been grilling.
Any way, I was told that the plan was as follows....lower sky, Mac, Northway and then Willie and Hoyts.   With the next two weeks showing cold weather, and assuming that they dont have problems with slush at the river, like 2 weeks ago, things could be good for February.

Willie is a great trail in the morning...before people start snow plowing the shoot.

I agree with those that said a lot of the mountain could be opened before Willie...I would love to see the Guns on Upper Cloud for a couple of days....I havent seen them there in years

As for when Willie has opened in the past....the 1st year the train opened, it didnt open on time...it was supposed to open MLK, but it opened up the following week.

We have a month to blow snow, lets home mother natures helps

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Face4Me
Grillman wrote
I was speaking with several of the snow makers on Saturday at the mid mountain lodge.  I might have been grilling.
Any way, I was told that the plan was as follows....lower sky, Mac, Northway and then Willie and Hoyts.   With the next two weeks showing cold weather, and assuming that they dont have problems with slush at the river, like 2 weeks ago, things could be good for February.
I shared a gondola ride with the most reliable source this afternoon  ... according to that source, they will be moving the guns to the Wilmington Trail this week ... we'll see if that pans out.

It's easy to be against something ... It's hard to be for something!
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Highpeaksdrifter
The most reliable, dependable, steadfast, undisputed, heavy weight champion of sources told me in a private super-secret conversation that Rand’s Last Stand will be open this Friday at 11:45. Just sayin.

There's truth that lives
And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind - Leonard Cohen
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Coach Z
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The rumors and reliable sources are all over the place on this.  I've heard like 3 different combinations now.  We will see soon if they go to Lookout and Wilmington trail they are committed to that for over a week of blowing.  If they do that I hope Hoyt's follows.

Personally I'd love to see them blow two trails that don't seem to get much snow making love anymore.  Upper Cloud is one of my personal favorite runs and they used to blow snow there but as Grillman said have not in years.  Is there something wrong with the pipes?

Upper Northway - If they blew that instead of Essex and multiple times like they blew Essex we would probably have some glade skiing in Victor's (CS glades) next to it.  It's a two for one - blow a trail and get a glade for free.  

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
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Harvey
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Coach Z wrote
It's a two for one - blow a trail and get a glade for free.  
This is the Gore way for sure.  The funniest thing I ever saw regarding this was skiing down Pine Knot and the guy skiing next to me pulls up, and redirects a ratnik ground gun into the Pine Brook Glades.

Not recommend that but laughing at if for sure/

sorry for the drift

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ScottyJack
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Highpeaksdrifter wrote
The most reliable, dependable, steadfast, undisputed, heavy weight champion of sources told me in a private super-secret conversation that Rand’s Last Stand will be open this Friday at 11:45. Just sayin.
it just opened today and was awesome!  

"True Grit is like a river.  The deeper it runs, the less noise it makes."
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snoloco
Wilmington has been lit up according to the conditions report.  It will open soon enough.

I've lived in New York my entire life.
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Coach Z
They started blowing it this weekend.  It takes at least a week to get it open.  It's 2.5 miles long and sections are very rocky.

Upper and Lower Mac were blown this past week and were A-1 condition for the weekend.  

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
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Pants
they are pounding Wilmington...it will be open this weekend for sure if not before.

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