McCauley Conditions

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greyMoose greyMoose
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NYSkiBlog was spotted too!

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greyMoose!  Can you post link to that base cam?  Want to add it to the weather page.

EDIT: Doh! Found it thanks.  
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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I love the way they call cord that is made from compressed blower "machine groomed."
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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I think they got around 2 feet since last weekend.  Pretty much powder everywhere...trees, bumps, groomed trails.  Yesterday was another fun day!  

chairlift over skyride
chairlift over Skyride

chairlift over Helmers
chairlift over Helmers

(apologies in advance for these pics showing up sideways.  I can't figure out why except to say that's not how I took them...honest  )
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Skied McCauley today to avoid the holiday crowds and not drive too far on account of staying up a little too late last night...

It was awesome. Ungroomed was firm until about noon, then the corn harvest began. Great bumps and coverage. Even the boilerplate and blue ice lurking beneath all that snow on the backside of the bumps finally softened. It was busy but thanks to the T-Bar no lines.

I love spring skiing but hate to see snow melt like it did this weekend. I was out in an ADK chair sitting in the middle of 4th lake yesterday watching the sun set in a t-shirt with a beer after a great day at Gore. I shouldn't be doing that until at least the beginning of April!
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Got 10 runs in today.  Hard pack and ice in spots but pretty well groomed so that runs like SkyRide and Sidewinder were fast and a lot of fun.  Helmers and Olympic were open but with plenty of rocks exposed and ice...not for the faint of heart, definite experts only.  Glades were closed too.

Overall, not bad and what you might expect after the warm/rain/cold of the past 10 days.  If they can make it through the next two days of warm weather and chance of rain, there is snow in the forecast on the 10-day <insert praying emoji>
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My <insert praying emoji> worked and Stella delivered to McCauley with 35 inches on Tuesday!  Went up yesterday for the St Patty's Day fun and Citizen's Downhill Race and the whole mountain is back in play and skiing great.  

Sun and temps around 35 made for soft snow and a fun day.

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Bump!

Anyone have any scoop?
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McCauley will be open tomorrow (Dec 16th)!  List of trails open will be announced later this afternoon.

Old Forge has had some good snow this past week with 3-6 more inches in the forecast for tonight/tomorrow.  Snow guns have been blazing all week too so it should make for good opening weekend.

The lodge had a renovation over the summer.  Not on the scale of Gore's Saddle Lodge renovation but they knocked some walls down to open it up and the make the big fireplace accessible to all.
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Sweet thanks for the update. If someone sees the site updated say hello in this thread.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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