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Harvey Harvey
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Props to Gore

Not an Unofficial Networks fan, at all (they make a habit of using our images without permission), but I think this worth a mention:

https://unofficialnetworks.com/2019/05/28/top-5-radar-ski-resorts-north-america/

Somebody posted it in AZ and I found myself expressing strong support for what Gore is. I do like the place a lot.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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Gore is the perfect local mountain. Near enough, lots of variety including some genuinely difficult terrain, complicated enough that locals can always avoid the tourist crowd, long traverses that discourage snowboarding, and frequent and predictable management screw ups to complain about.  Cheap beers at Gigi's at the end of the day. What more could you want?

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MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Milo Maltbie wrote
. What more could you want?
150"/year more natural snow
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
Milo Maltbie wrote
. What more could you want?
150"/year more natural snow
I have a plan for that.

Place a series of dams on the Moose and Raquette Rivers. Build pumped storage hydro plants to continually circulate water to prevent freezing. Cheap power and an instant snow belt will appear to the east. IT's win-win. Gore will be the Alta of the East.

Or just move to Salt Lake City.

mm
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It's too bad that that giant lake to the north west isn't right next to Gore. With that kind of uplift and lake effect Gore could maybe have that 300+ inch snow fall seasons.
Harvey Harvey
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It would be different if it was changed.  

What would AZ Ski Bowl be like if it was moved to the Wasatch?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Plattekill is already the Alta of the East.  (According to Powder Mag at least).  

Gore can find another mountain to emulate.


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I saw that posted a while back. Gore is decent but it takes a lot of natch to make it great. Snow making gets it open and provides the access but you need lots more natural snow. Jay is the Alta of the east - albeit small.
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I guess Jay has the most snow like Alta, and is known for the pow trackout frenzy.  Still they seem different to me. Maybe it's the waterpark, ice rink, events and non-skiing stuff.

I disagree that Gore requires a lot of snow to make it great. Gore rarely gets a lot of snow. We tend to get in the trees after 40 inches or so. Unlike the Catskills, the rock in the Adks is very smooth.

Average seasons are down to about 120 inches now. That's not much.  Maybe you mean "a lot for Gore?"
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Harvey wrote
It would be different if it was changed.  

What would AZ Ski Bowl be like if it was moved to the Wasatch?
It would have a lot more reliable snow and probably be overlooked by the majority. Snowbowl ain’t know bird or Alta.

I get where you were going with that though. It is nice being an AZ back country skier, when we get snow at least. I don’t want any part of a busy ski area powder frenzy any longer. That stuff sucks imo.

In a way, an areas downfalls can be its qualities depending on how you look at it.
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