Gore Conditions (2010-2011)

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Harvey Harvey
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Gore Conditions (2010-2011)

I'll give you what little info I have from the Southern Adks.

The good news is that so far not much total precip (NCP) has fallen. It has been very light all night, so the impact on the manmade base should be minimal.  It was 27 degrees last night and it's just below freezing now (2000').  From looking at the radar it seems to me that the roads are probably ok in the capital district, as it's got to be above freezing by now - but that is just a guess.

Be aware that if you are getting an early start everything is coated with ice farther north.  We slipped walking on the grass.

I posted the NWS ALB forecast, including the short term on the weather page:

http://www.nyskiblog.com/p/ny-weather.html

While the BTV forecast is probably more relevant for Whiteface, the ALB forecast talks more about what you'd be driving through. You could check NWS directly - but for me the site was acting up (not loading) so I posted it when I finally got through.

If you get a late start today, that's probably a good thing.  We should be warming up, and then when the front pushes through, we might get some snow.  

Be careful today.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Hoser Hoser
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Re: Today (Friday Nov 26)

Trip report from WF today (Friday 11/26):   Rain ended at 9am,  windy, some sun,  some very light flurries.
Gondola and Little WF Double running.  Overdressed first run but then temps dropped through the morning.

Concrete first 1/4 of Excelseior (sp),  then some death cookies but definately manageable.  Soft under the entire length of Facelift (soft, not slush) for both Upper and Lower Valley.  Mid-station down had small whalebacks, lots of fun,  lots of snow.

Coverage was excellent, except for skiers left of Upper Valley rocks starting to appear about noon.   No issues other than  that, no damage to skis, very impressed based on this past weeks weather.  Not Black Friday of 2008,  but much better than expected and will be back on Saturday.      No crowds!
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Today (Friday Nov 26)

Hoser wrote
Trip report from WF today (Friday 11/26)....
Sounds great. (ummm snowmaking whales....).

I wonder if this morning's ice (or perception of it) kept the crowds down.

It actually looked like it was warmer at WF then at Gore in the early morning.

One thing is for sure... the ice was real down here.

The coating on top of Bear Mtn was more than a 1/4 inch thick.

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Hoser Hoser
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Re: Today (Friday Nov 26)

Fresh 3 to 4 inches at WF today (Sat),  windy and snowy but fun especially when the wind died down and visibility increased.  Crowds still not happening, never waited more than 4 or 5 cabins max.    

Any reports from Gore today?
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Today (Sat Nov 27)

Hoser wrote
Fresh 3 to 4 inches at WF today (Sat),  windy and snowy but fun especially when the wind died down and visibility increased.  Crowds still not happening, never waited more than 4 or 5 cabins max.    

Any reports from Gore today?

+1

...for to snow and lack of crowds.

TR Posted:

http://www.nyskiblog.com/2010/11/gore-mountain-ny-112710.html

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Re: Today (Friday Nov 26)

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Gore skied real nice today, and I think (hope) Topridge will be open tomorrow.

As Jimmer used to say:

Get some.
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Today

mattchuck2 wrote
Gore skied real nice today, and I think (hope) Topridge will be open tomorrow.

As Jimmer used to say:

Get some.
If you can ski into the afternoon, you might get on some sweet whales - it's already 18 degrees up here.

Topridge isn't going to get groomed until after Weds.

It ain't the same without Jimmer.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Raymo40 Raymo40
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Re: Today

Gore was really nice today. Skied in the afternoon due to someone wanting to sleep in. Topridge was open with big snow whales and no grooming. Had a very good first day. We stopped at Oscars on the way home. Get the hickory smoked horseradish chedder. Smokey goodness.
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Gore 12/12/10

SMS mobile report from Gore:

"Snowed several inches, hawkeye open Sunday only, r**n at noon Sunday."

Gore
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Re: Gore 12/12/10

Yeah.  Hawkeye was pretty fun this morning.  3-4 inches of new, and huge whalebacks to play on.  Got 4 good runs on there.  

We left around 10:45 when the precipitation started to switch over.
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