Wind holds suck.

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Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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Wind holds suck.

I was up early and ready to roll, then I checked and saw that basically every mountain in northern NY and VT were instituting upper mountain wind holds, ala no summit access.  I was pretty annoyed, then I saw this from yesterday...

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/05/skiers-stuck-terrifying-lift-seats-blown-side-side-7205565/
Harvey Harvey
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I saw that too. It looks like a bubble, they are susceptible to wind.

Wind hold is what is.  You want storms (I do) you are going to get wind. To me anytime a lift doesn't spin to some extent the snow is saved for another day.

Platty is spinning all lifts today.  Or come tomorrow.

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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find the old low to the ground chair lifts. platty and magic mnt both have lifts that run through the wind and offer top to bottom skiing . they are both slower then hell so be prepared to freeze your ass off.
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Saturday, January 06, 2018

For the safety of all guests and staff, Killington will not open today.

9:57 am 01/06/18--After much consideration here at Killington Resort, we have decided that, in the interest of safety for guests and staff, we will not open today. With temperatures well below zero and winds gusting to 45 mph, the wind chill is at least 50 below zero; it's just too cold to put folks out there.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
snoloco snoloco
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The Beast of the East is closed for weather.  That's really saying something about just how crazy it is.

I ended up at Mountain Creek since it's a short drive and bit warmer than in the Catskills or Vermont.
I've lived in New York my entire life.
Harvey Harvey
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snoloco wrote
I ended up at Mountain Creek



Jay Peak:

-20 °F  
We got a few more inches of snow since our last report, but as predicted, this morning has brought with it many challenges. Temps have plummeted to -20F at the base, and that being said, we don’t even want to know what the summit is like right now.

Lifts and Patrol have decided to shut down ALL LIFTS for the day. This decision did not come easy, however, it is always safety first for us on the mountain.

Have we mentioned our indoor options? Vermont’s only indoor waterpark will be boasting temps near 85F all day, and our new Clips and Reels climbing gym and cinema draught house just opened to the public last week. We also have FREE LIVE MUSIC today over at the Tower Bar at Tramside with Seth Yacovone; first note is at 4:00 PM. Learn a bit more about all our activities HERE.

If the wind is too windy and the theater sounds nice, today's showings include: WONDER WOMAN @ 2:00 PM, THE BIG STICK @ 4:30 PM, ATOMIC BLONDE @ 7:30 PM.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Benny Profane Benny Profane
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Harvey wrote
Saturday, January 06, 2018

For the safety of all guests and staff, Killington will not open today.

9:57 am 01/06/18--After much consideration here at Killington Resort, we have decided that, in the interest of safety for guests and staff, we will not open today. With temperatures well below zero and winds gusting to 45 mph, the wind chill is at least 50 below zero; it's just too cold to put folks out there.

Wow. Has that ever happened on a Saturday?

Has to be a huge revenue hit.
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marznc marznc
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No wind holds in northern VA.

Temp was 3 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot at Massanutten this morning.  A few gusts in the afternoon but didn't last long.  Pretty rare to have windblown snow conditions.  Just enough people who know how to dress for frigid temps to keep the local ski shop's demo tent busy all day.
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The revenue hit was the weather though, not the lift closing. How many would have skied today?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
snoloco snoloco
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I would have, and did ski.
I've lived in New York my entire life.
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