Magic Mountain Conditions

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Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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Firm and fast today, with only one way down from red.  Avoiding the uphill racers was the best part.  The wind is whipping now.
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First day at Magic in 2020!  10 trails open, and more people there then I thought.  Trick skied very good, and that was where you could hide from lots of beginners trying to get to the bottom.  Once we all got to Show Off (with racing practice) it was pretty crowded at times.  With a wet butt from the icy red chair, I took off early.  Hoping for more trails next weekend, and more snow.
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Glad I got over there yesterday, as they closed today due to lack of coverage.  It was hard to get into a spring skiing mindset as the season is still young and I knew what that warm weather was doing to the snow.  

One can only hope natural snow and average temps return for a sustained amount of time.  Magic needs both in spades.
Harvey Harvey
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Did it rain over there yesterday?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
GetAmped GetAmped
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It did not rain during the day, but the weather and snow conditions were weird. 50+ degrees, stiff winds, overcast. You would think the snow would have softened up, but everything was pretty crunchy if edgeable. I think the temps and wind caused some significant sublimation leading to the firm conditions but that is backed up by no particular scientific research. It did rain overnight. Not sure how much, but clearly conditions deteriorated to the point that they could not open the upper mountain today. Which is why I'm sitting here at home, responding to the question instead of out skiing...
Harvey Harvey
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Very similar at Plattekill.   We thought it would soften more than it did.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
SnowBound SnowBound
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GetAmped wrote
It did not rain during the day, but the weather and snow conditions were weird. 50+ degrees, stiff winds, overcast. You would think the snow would have softened up, but everything was pretty crunchy if edgeable. I think the temps and wind caused some significant sublimation leading to the firm conditions but that is backed up by no particular scientific research. It did rain overnight. Not sure how much, but clearly conditions deteriorated to the point that they could not open the upper mountain today. Which is why I'm sitting here at home, responding to the question instead of out skiing...
Should of gone to Bromley, place was empty and could ski where ever you wanted *.

* -  Some hiking was required.
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No doubt I could have skied there or Gore or any number of places except my season pass is at Magic and I'm not inclined to buy a day ticket elsewhere, especially for sketchy conditions.
Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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I'll be very curious to hear your reports from Glebe this weekend.  Last year was a real turn-off for me that weekend (granted a pow day struck on it).  Since the new black chair is off-line and looks to stay that way the rest of the season, it doesn't take much to cause some long lines.

Being a holiday nomad this year is ok thus far.      
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Magic was decent this weekend.  They hosted the McBrine Division of the USCSA (Yale, URI, Amherst, Brandeis, ect), so Showoff was off-limits.  With these constant rain storms, they cannot open any new terrain, so it's been the same trails for almost 2 months now.  Saturday was certainly better conditions-wise, good carving on Trick and Hocus Pocus.  With Showoff offline, it did create a bit of a jam on Wand at times (and by jam, I mean a Magic jam).

Today wasn't horrible, the snow-making trails absorbed the rain and it was hard and fast in the morning.  The sun was out and that played well with the ice-covered trees on the upper mountain. For once, we has some sun while The Sun Mountain to the west did not.

Magic needs, nay deserves, a pow day.  Hopefully one is in the works soon.  

Race on Saturday..
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