Mount Snow Conditions

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onscott onscott
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Mount Snow Conditions

Hit Mt. Snow today for what was my last day of skiing for this year.  Conditions were great (the $39 lift ticket scored on Liftopia may have helped this opinion!) - 75% of trails open in some fashion.  Hardly a soul there.  

Here was the typical trail:



A bit firm in the morning but by noon it was a blissful corn festival.  Wonderful soft slushy turns on a few soft moguls.  Kudos to their ski patrol - they opened a handful of trails that most places would not.  These trails had a combo of decent coverage and then dirt, ice and OMG you better find a good line through all of this crap!  Was a lot of fun picking my way through these trails.  Also went into some of their glades for a few runs - some nice corn snow in there and no danger of bottoming out.  North side never softened up much unfortunately.

By 3:30 the mush was starting to firm up again so I call it quits.  I'm satisfied with the 16/17 ski year - from one extreme to the other.  I only recorded 9 days for the season but it was nonetheless very satisfying!  For those of you that get 20+days...I salute you!
onscott onscott
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Wow, a year has passed and the only TR on this mountain is my report from a year ago!  Oh well, I know Mt. Snow isn't the most exciting place but I was there today so here you go...

After an awesome day at Magic Mtn. on Thursday we decided to take advantage of Mt. Snow's $17 tickets.  My niece and her boyfriend (both snow boarders) were to meet up with us for the day.  We thought that the cheap tickets were limited to a few lucky people on Liftopia...nope.  Have never seen that place so crowded - apparently almost everyone got to cash in on that deal...was a crap-show from parking to lift-lines.

No matter, the conditions were superb and the mountain was 100% open.  It's a big mountain and can easily absorb the crowds.  Soft snow and soft moguls were on tap for the day and we all had fun doing laps off the high-speed lifts.  Glades were very much in play as well and I gained some street cred by showing the 20 y.o. boyfriend some of the goods!  Plenty of untracked powder in those woods as most people skiing there stick to the groomed slopes.

Learned a new term... "Send it".  
Harvey Harvey
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onscott wrote
Learned a new term... "Send it".
Beyond the linguistic achievement... did you send it?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Harvey Harvey
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Mount Snow blowing tonight:

https://www.mountsnow.com/ski-ride/snow-report/

"Tonight, we’re going to go ahead and fire up the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast for a quick resurface on a few of our most popular trails. No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke, we just want to be sure some of your favorite trails will be skiing at the level you’ve come to expect from us for the last few weeks of the season. The plan is to run snow guns from around 2:00 a.m., to around 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, on Canyon, Snowdance, Long John, and potentially one or two others."
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
snoloco snoloco
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Now THIS is how you run a ski area in a warming climate and show commitment to your product and customer experience.

ORDA CAN SUCK IT
I've lived in New York my entire life.
Marcski Marcski
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snoloco wrote
Now THIS is how you run a ski area in a warming climate and show commitment to your product and customer experience.

ORDA CAN SUCK IT
Could also just be the difference between privately owned vs. gov't owned.
JonC JonC
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Sweet! I’ll be making my first trip to Mount Snow on Monday for some of those $35 online tickets.
onscott onscott
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snoloco wrote
Now THIS is how you run a ski area in a warming climate and show commitment to your product and customer experience.

ORDA CAN SUCK IT
Finally some people are showing some love for Mt. Snow!  But yeah, you have to give them credit for making the most of what they have.  It's a fun place and good for some high speed laps.
snoloco snoloco
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Mount Snow:  invested 30mil in snowmaking and then put the extra capacity to use by opening earlier than ever and possibly closing later than ever and offering the best conditions in the area by resurfacing through all of March.

Whiteface:  didn't increase capacity at all, opting to spend all the money on lodge "improvements" instead.  Then took money out of the snowmaking budget when they went over budget on the lodge, nearly resulting in an early March close if it weren't for all the natural.

The ORDA strategy of lots of money for lodge construction and not enough money for lifts, snowmaking, and even paying employees a decent wage will not serve the skiing public or the local economy well going forward.
I've lived in New York my entire life.
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onscott wrote
Hit Mt. Snow today for what was my last day of skiing for this year.  Conditions were great...

By 3:30 the mush was starting to firm up again so I call it quits.  I'm satisfied with the 16/17 ski year - from one extreme to the other.  I only recorded 9 days for the season but it was nonetheless very satisfying!  For those of you that get 20+days...I salute you!
Hit Mt. Snow today for what was my last day of skiing this year.  Conditions were great...

By 3:30 the mush was starting to firm up again so I call it quits.  I'm satisfied with the 17/18 ski year.  I was quite fortunate and recorded 22 days for the season, my most ever.  That included stops at 3 new mountains, Snow, Stowe, and Belleayre.

The conditions were fabulous for late April.  Hell, these would be considered great for most anytime.  

Here was the typical trail:



Snow at the top:
Top of Bluebird Express

Snow at the bottom:
Bottom of Bluebird Express

(onscott: hope you don't mind me poaching from your 2017 closing year post )
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