Gores new map is on their website. I’m glad I’m not a newcomer to the mountain. Not sure if it’s much better then the old. Map is outta scale, distorted. I couldn’t do better but seems someone could. I’ve seen Mad Rivers map it’s good. Smaller mountain with less aspects probably easier to depict. Does this post go here or in improvements section ?
I can second that the map is good for someone who doesn't know their way around! I was at Gore for the first time last season (really loved it) for a clinic, and I think this map conveys the separate areas (and how to get back and forth) better.
Having only skied Gore a couple times, I also think the new map is a bit better.
The best ski maps are by James Niehues. His paintings of ski mountains are the basis for trail maps for close to 400 places, big and small. He recently redid Alta to replace the painting he did about 20 years ago. The new version shows the Supreme and Wildcat terrain much more clearly. Also redid the new combined Park City and Canyons terrain. Talk about a complex ski resort! A couple years ago, he redid Big Sky after Moonlight was bought.
It's like the old days, Showcase first. Looks like Sno is getting his AE2 wish.
northerncajun I don't pay too much attention to this stuff as we go no matter what. It's what we do at Christmas. I could guess at your question, but the guy who could quote you stats is a snoloco. Odds are also decent that you will have to listen to some other stuff to go with it, but hey, nothing is free.
I'll try too since you asked: The weather for any specific year is of course a crap shoot. So far it has been pretty warm, but who knows.
My guess for a "normal" year: much of the front, some of Topridge (Pine Knot and Uncas?) and some of the summit (Headwaters, Hawkeye, Open Pit, Lies?) Maybe starting in the Darkside right around Christmas. Who can remember. Others please chime in.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
I don't know what forecast you two are looking at but the weather is not that bad. There is one day in the next 7 that it wont be below freezing during the night. They are scheduled to open in 10 days, its time.
This is from the Stowe Site...Kind of makes sense..
Based on the mild weather forecast for the rest of this week, Stowe Mountain Resort will not be open for skiing & riding this weekend. Our new scheduled opening date for the 2015-2016 winter season is Wednesday, November 25th (weather permitting). - See more at: http://www.stowe.com/ski-ride/conditions/#sthash.HSsZ31Cq.dpuf
They basically just did a test last night. Starting Friday, they're going to blow Showcase definitely, and I'd say Sunway to Quicksilver is likely as well. Open on Black Friday with 2 full runs off the AE2. Gondola and Topridge would follow in the next 1-2 weeks.