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  1. 8 points
    All the low angle stuff was incredi-balls. Got first tracks on Pixie, HOM, lower Red Line, and fresh tracks seemingly everywhere. Only about 50 people on the hill so still plenty of untouched until the afternoon. A little crusty/hard under some of the steeper terrain (Tali, Trick, HOM) but Up Your Sleeve, Medium, left side of Black Line, upper half of Broomstick, and lower section of Red Line were worth repeating (think I hit Up Your Sleeve 3-4 times). Could absolutely bomb down with no worries.
  2. 4 points
    Here's some footage from a few runs and bonus clip of @ABVat the end
  3. 4 points
    Passed my Level 1 today; this is what my wife had waiting for me when I got home.
  4. 4 points
    Seemed worthy of a link to this story since so many Cannon skiers posted on here (and elsewhere) about the crazy sky last Saturday. It was so wild, but I didn't realize it was rare enough to be a national news story. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/05/story-behind-an-incredible-sky-scene-new-hampshire/?fbclid=IwAR3YbB_k2jIsHkLU9Lo7QDXaa8z09HaMxJrvLpwgvXZoNyBPgia12QRZwHE&utm_term=.73c98d2b1ff8
  5. 4 points
    Mountain is in incredible shape. Did some treks with Rusty and the wife this weekend. Saturday was super soft. Today was more like styrofoam. Mountain has a solid 6-8" base. Never bottomed out or saw bare ground in the tracks. Zeke will be on the couch until tomorrow afternoon.
  6. 3 points
    Don't piss off JimG.
  7. 3 points
    Problem addressed going forward....
  8. 3 points
    Well last Friday I made a pilgrimage to Treehouse. Waited my 1 and 1/2 hours to get my $100 case of beer. I got 6 different kinds. Haze, Julius. Jjjuliusss, Super Sap, Bright and Doppleganger. Only had the Haze and Julius so far. Both great - liked Haze a little more.
  9. 3 points
    Cold and dry yesterday. I decided to write off trees and ungroomed, brought only the frontside skis, and ran the groomed all day. Groomers were scratchy but still edgeable. An upside to a hard refreeze after rain is that the groomers can't develop ice moguls - it all just stays flat ice! [emoji38] I did one lap on middle Hard which was in better shape than I expected. It wouldn't surprise me if surfaces in the woods were in decent shape. Upper Hard, groomed. IDK if this is rare but it was my first time:
  10. 3 points
    After last week, a couple 2-4" events back to back will set things up very nicely. Should be some heavy wet stuff too. Won't get us back in the steep woods at Magic but will open most stuff up. Hoping the RGEM is off because Wednesday would mean an icy mess. Going to snow tonight until Thursday night lol Shave off 1/3 imo.
  11. 3 points
    View this giveaway Giveaway: Icelantic Oracle 88 skis Step up, ladies. This giveaway is for you. Icelantic Oracle 88 skis, 162 cm length. According to Icelantic: Rules: minimum of 10 posts to enter the giveaway. Get those posts in if you need them to enter. Raffle closes 12/15/18. Submitter Weatherman Expiration Date 2 months and 2 hours Submitted 10/15/2018 Category Skiing and Snowboarding Giveaways  
  12. 3 points
    I figured out what to do with that trouble spot on my back lawn...!
  13. 3 points
    Couple more Sent from my XT1254 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  14. 3 points
    Last week I received an inquiry from snowpak.com asking for our help compiling a list of the best ski resorts in Vermont. What say you all? Think we can put this together?
  15. 3 points
    Not sure if we have a dog thread yet. Her name is Alta, best guess is a lab/pit mix, great family dog. We got her from a rescue in Maine, apparently she was running alongside the interstate in Georgia, heartworm positive. She loves that stove.
  16. 2 points
    Thoroughly enjoyed the season despite breaking a couple of ribs. Loads of good skiing, managed to hit a number of powder days, too. My best memory of 2018 would be in November after returning from flying from across the world, getting up at 5:30 am because I couldn't sleep due to time change, making a solid breakfast, and driving up to Wildcat on a whim for a powder day that I didn't even know had happened or was forecast.
  17. 2 points
    I going to go for it tomorrow and hit Cannon.
  18. 2 points
    Yikes, I would think a woodstove would take a lot of extra lube! But if you prefer it, knock yourself out.
  19. 2 points
    Actually over the mlk weekend the cannonball was down but the tram was running. They even ran it that Tuesday when wind closed the cannonball. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  20. 2 points
    @fcksummer first tracks.. Obviously very deep.... Traffic Jam....
  21. 2 points
    Someone needs to start a running 2018/19 Attitash thread. Just being honest and not being judgemental, that place has been 100% off my radar for about 25 years and I kind of assumed it was on it's way out considering the available options to the east and west. But all of a sudden there seems to be lots of reports and mentions popping up on this site. All of which are positive (except the triple chair issue). So I guess I'd just like to see more of the running hype/love/appeal of the place. Maybe change my preconceived and uninformed perceptions.
  22. 2 points
    Change of Plans! Saturday: Cannon Sunday: Ragged
  23. 2 points
    It was due to the second half of the storm, Cannon got screwed during the initial setup due to wind direction. Once the winds swung around, Cannon cranked it up. Before Cannon opened on Wednesday, there was considerably more snow to the south of Cannon. Cannon and Wildcat do better with different storm setups, they have very different aspects and nearly by topography features. Ideal for Cannon is E/NE wind and S wind is game over. A Gulf of Maine bomb often means Cannon gets the most in the northeast. I am not as familiar with Wildcat's specifics but I often find that a big storm at Cannon doesn't necessarily mean a big storm at Wildcat and vice versa. Loon seemed to do well with this system, they do well with the southerly to northeast swing. So they picked up snow at the start of the storm that Cannon didn't get and then kept it cranking.
  24. 2 points
    Welcome. Not sure about how it is for watching the game but the Magic bar is really nice. Good beer selection.
  25. 2 points
    First post here... Skiing magic for the first time 1/12 and 1/13. Where's the best place to watch the football games?
  26. 2 points
    Just transferred and started my 7 day dry hop on my IPA called Dead Wrong. Extremely hoppy NE style but without the haze which I just don't get as a homebrewer.
  27. 2 points
    It is hard to imagine right now, but you're world will be very different in 6 months. The social scene in college is very different. Once you've graduated, all of the sudden the difference between 22 and 30 starts to look trivial. At the risk of sounding like an old man (I'm in my mid 30s)... it's time to start thinking about life after graduation. You won't be meeting people at class or in the dorms. As far as ski area bars go... there are a few options out there. Killington has it's fair share complete with Joey from Jersey and his douchebaggery. The MWV has a very different scene
  28. 2 points
    Word of caution - ski clothing is very deceptive and hides a lot of flaws...
  29. 2 points
    Crotched was surprisingly good last night. They were blowing loads of snow and did a great job with the surfaces all over the hill. A vast improvement since Sunday.
  30. 2 points
    Your not kidding !! Holy Crap ! I still cant believe I won ! My daughter will be very surprised !
  31. 2 points
    View from the top IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181130/3ecdb5d93cc4bd590f141df1f2ab9818.jpg[/img] Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  32. 2 points
    Great afternoon today at the wa with the family. Good base And they were making a ton across the mountain. Going to head up with my son tomorrow morning likely. If the weather continues to cooperate they should be close to 100% in a week or so
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Had a fantastic time on the water thanks to the Weatherman & Company. THe morning started with a ton of dense fog headed up on Rt16 to Conway. Despite me suggesting to the driver that he slow down due to staties, we got pulled over anyway. 3 minutes after a very professional stop, we were on our way with a small window to catch the river bus. We put in over by the jam stand where I promptly flipped my rig for the first time that day. Soaking wet, the first of many beers were cracked. After dodging a group of folks fly fishing, we rounded the corner and were greeted by a great view of Cathedral Ledge. We paddled, drank, and babbled about everything and nothing in particular. More views followed. We saw a squirrel swim, which, very few of us knew could happen. Sadly, mother nature did not demonstrate the circle of life and a hawk did not swoop in and pluck it out of the water. I managed to flip my kayak a second time and these outstanding people helped me gather up my yard sale (is there a technical term for that on the river vs the snow?), empty the water, and get back on track. Most folks were picking up trash along the way. This funnel was discovered floating in the water. Upon pulling it out (giggity), we found that it was a beer funnel attached to a highlighter pink dildo. Some bachelorette party must've been really sad to have lost such a treasure. We stopped for lunch on a beach near a very pretty bend in the river where much swimming, boozing, and relaxing was had. After this, the music got turned up and we joined the masses of tubers floating down the river. My memory got hazy, but there was also drunken mini golfing and a fire. Good times!!!
  35. 2 points
    Shirt spotted by my friend at a Dead and Company show tonight. Reminded me of ABV Sent from my XT1635-01 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  36. 2 points
    Find a good instructor would be my advice. People on here may give you tips. But, until you have a toolkit, that advice probably won't make much sense or you'll find it difficult to implement. You need to get to a point that you can self diagnose your own issues before taking advice from an online community and trying to incorporate it into your skiing. Until then, you really don't have the kinetic awareness to incorporate tips, especially if you are in survival mode most of the time. An instructor can observe and provide you feedback and help you to develop your toolkit. Then you can go from there and really begin the mastery process. One great thing about Magic is that it has SO many great low angle natural snow trails since so much is left natural. You should certainly focus on developing your technique on lower angle slopes. That is basically walking before you run. Heart of Magician is an excellent low angle natural snow trail for working natural snow technique. Or any of the groomers that are left natural after a storm. One short coming of Magic is there really aren't any quality low angle bump fields... most of the lines that develop bumps are steeper. Twilight Zone might be a good option for developing bump skills at Magic. Though it is listed as a glade... there are hardly any trees remaining (I was stunned at the lack of trees this year... I remember there being so many more of them 10+ years ago). In any case, developing natural snow and bump skills really unlock the entire mountain for any skier. Then you just need to work on control at steeper pitches and after that you can get into the glades and then you have the whole mountain you can ski. But it all starts with bump technique. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress next season!
  37. 2 points
    Thanks for hosting and putting together a fantastic time. It was a perfect send off to the season!
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Me too. Staff get the student benefit so I was loving life when it was Cannon. Haven't skied as much these past two years as I used to. That is why I am considering hedging on a Cannon pass, it has now gone WV 3 times in the past 4 or 5 years. There is a common misconception that WV is considerably closer but time wise, it isn't that much shorter of a drive and you gotta be careful about speeding on 49. Waterville has significantly less acres, is more crowded, less vert, and is more crowded. Better intermediate terrain overall, Cannon is a step up on that front. But now Cannon has superior snow making and better early season options, too.
  40. 2 points
    Cannot make it to Burke this weekend but will gladly pm you my address if you need somewhere to send all that extra beer
  41. 2 points
    From my favorite store downtown, Brewtopia. Let's hear it for the great state of Maine!
  42. 2 points
    Jay Peak: Good: Best glades in the east thanks to the Jay cloud Bad: Snowmaking system, lodging is super expensive, main trails get really icy really fast. Can't handle crowds. Most bullshit windholds, long drive. Special sauce: lots for kids to do after skiing, glades for all levels, lots of available lift ticket discounts.
  43. 2 points
    I'm happy to be able to put forward a remotely optimistic weekend outlook. Some light precipitation (of mixed phase depending on location) on Friday night will give way to a beautiful day. Saturday looks to be a warm and sunny days with temperatures in the 40s in the valleys, and 30s at the summits. But all eyes should be focused on Sunday, which looks like a classic warm air overrunning scenario. In these situations, Vermont typically starts as snow and switches over to straight rain. But northern New Hampshire into Maine can be a very different story where cold air damming hangs tough. Looking toward Sunday afternoon, snow may still be the dominant precipitation over the White Mountains and northeast into Maine. But the temperature profile is going to be borderline. The exact details will depend on to what extent a secondary surface low develops off the New England coast, which will help to reinforce the cold air damming. If this lows fails to develop, we could be left with freezing rain or a straight cold rain. Optimistically so far it looks like the White Mountains will see a 6 inch paste job on Sunday. For those of you savvy on Skew-T diagrams, note the deep layer of overrunning warm air all the way up to 650 mb. That nearly isothermal layer looks to stay just below freezing, and should lead to a pasty snow, but it won't take much of a shift to flip it. Updates will be necessary as the storm approaches.
  44. 2 points
    We had quite the crew at Cannon today, with a solid group of 13. Some demographics: - Ages: Teens x4, 20s x4, 30s x1, 40s x2, 50s x2 - Gender: M x10, F x3 - Gear: Skis x4, snowboard x9 - NMS representation: @puckit@ABV@fcksummer Coverage: very good across all trails and woods. Unfortunately too firm to get off of the groomers. Range of opinions about conditions:. “it's not that great” to “it's not that bad” to “it’s pretty good” Early morning conditions: 15-18 degrees. Clear and sunny. No wind. Well groomed everywhere. Very fast! Fun to carve the wide open groomers. Late morning conditions: low 20s. Clear and sunny. Conditions starting to soften. Still dominated by grooming, but some looser snow available on the edges. Afternoon conditions: low 20s. Thin overcast. Conditions firmed up with lack of sun. Hard pack, ice showing through. Increasingly sketchy. Overall a fun, fast day. Good company made it a longer day than I would have stuck with if I were solo. Grill, beer, etc were at least as good as the skiing. New snow could quickly change it from OK to Great! Loss of snow could quickly change it from OK to awful. Looking at 2-4” by tomorrow morning that could be a nice game changer.
  45. 2 points
    I skied Park City today. It was about 45 degs, but it felt like about 55, which is a common feeling I get out here. Contrary to reports of Utah's demise, things aren't terrible out here. Most of the designated trails are open and skiing decently, if a little thin. Some trees are in play, but a lot of the offpiste is off limits. Here are a few photos from today. In the morning my wife and I went hiking on some XC trails near Deer Valley. Kind of wild to see skiing among sagebrush. Then I went skiing from noon to 4pm McConkey Chair View of some of The Canyons terrain from the Super Condor Express Chair. McConkey's Bowl features one of the biggest mogul fields at Park City.
  46. 2 points
    Drove to Jay today to do some runs, took one look at the parking lot and lifts and turned around. Waiting in huge lift lines to ski icy trails with hundreds of other people didn't sound too appealing today So I went home and effectively cross countried across my backyard to our hill to check it out. Wasn't expecting much to be left after the rain last week but I was pleasently surprised to find over 2 feet still on the trail! Hit the trail 3 times and scouted around to see where we want to clear out this summer and then took the hike back out. Overall wasn't that bad and much better coverage than Jays woods last week Picture
  47. 1 point
    Finally got up to Kingdom Trails for the first time of the season on Saturday. The weather was about as perfect as it gets: 55-65 degrees, light breeze, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky. The trails were almost as perfect. They still have a couple of trails closed for wet conditions (only about 5%) which is pretty impressive considering the winter and spring they had. It's a good testament to how well managed the place is that they keep people off trails rather than letting them get trashed. We typically ride KT on Sunday mornings, so being there midday on Saturday was a different world in terms of crowds. Tons of people in the parking lots and in town. But we never felt crowded on the trails. We did about 14 miles with a lot of climbing and felt great! We were pretty worked over the next morning, but really couldn't get enough. So we headed back over for a shorter ride on Sunday morning. Also have been wanting to check out some of the more northerly trail sections. Trails like Coronary and Coronary Bypass are more of the same great flowy, bermed single track descents and nice switchbacky climbs Did another ride on my local trails Monday morning. I was really missing all of that expert trail building and maintenance!
  48. 1 point
    My favorite are Haze and Green. The husband insisted we spend a kid-free morning after a wedding waiting in line for beer. It's good beer, but I'm not sure it's worth the effort...
  49. 1 point
    Pico announced 2.1 mil in snow making improvements
  50. 1 point

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