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  1. This is something different. There is no "falling snow" to ice your goggles. It's all fog. Like a blurry air that you can't see through but doesn't have any particles. And it fills the Notch. I've been skiing Cannon for 35 years. I know all about the cap clouds, notch effect, Cannon cloud, all the aspects of weather in Franconia Notch. This is a completely new thing that began with the new guns. I don't claim to understand the physics behind it. But it's very obvious that it's happening. There were many days last year that guns came on = instant fog, guns turned off = almost instant
    3 points
  2. The wife and I head over to BW for the couple of hours before work. We were surprised on how empty it was for the day before a holiday weekend. Everything was ski on. They opened the runs below Rosebrook. They are still a little chucky. The light was a little flat to start but the sun did come out. We got 9 runs in before leaving a t 10:15. We were driving back to the house. I noticed the Cannon summit was in the clear and blue skies. I headed over @ 12:15 for a few runs off the summit. It was hardpacked at this point but edgeable. I skied the four groomed runs on the summit bu
    2 points
  3. Sounds like he needs Zoomer Feet
    2 points
  4. some people will spray their feet with antipersperant as in Right Guard ! keeps them from sweating and makes them smell nice lol. And they make spray for sneakers, think its called refresh ! that will help the boots recover from where they are now !
    2 points
  5. Yeah that's my mistake. I got the article in a text thread on Sunday morning and didn't read it well enough and assumed it was from Saturday. And if the kids hiked up instead of taking a lift then that's definitely their own fault but that wasn't mentioned in the article so... My original point was about the snowmaking haze/fog that these new High E guns at Cannon can cause at times. I'm not talking about cloud cover or even the traditional gun spray that freezes on your goggles as you ride past. The fog/haze that these guns create is very distinct and if I had to guess, it probabl
    2 points
  6. I got for about 1.5 hours before meetings. There was a fresh 1” on top of the grooming. I did a tour de front five and headed up high for a couple of top runs but the visibility terrible. I only did one from the top to truck and called it. Tramway is open now with guns going. Upper Cannon is groomed now. Jaspers still has mounds on it. No Yosemite sightings today.
    2 points
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  8. Cannon was nice Yesterday ! Certainly not a mid week crowd though ! Saw more day tickets than pass holders. Lines werent horrible but not ski on like you would expect on a Wednesday ! Probably siting out for the next week ! will re evaluate for next weekend !!
    2 points
  9. Thursday: L'Alpe d'Couch Friday: Couch Valley Saturday: Couch Peaks Sunday: Mount Couch Between the weather and vacation crowds, I'm sitting out this weekend.
    2 points
  10. I got out a little late today. Hungover. I had too much red wine and birthday cake. I got to mountain at about 12. There were a lot of cars at the usual parking spot for a midweek day. Liftie at Zoomer said it was packed in the morning for a couple hours. He said it was like a Saturday. This could the "The Vid" normal, I am afraid. However, lifts were ski on and I did 9 runs. Upper mountain was bright sun shine and warm with absolutely no wind. However, that wind heading north yesterday did a number on the trails. Things were very firm and scraped off. Big Rink was a mess again. S
    2 points
  11. Photos from Sugarbush this weekend. Pretty epic weekend. IMG_3171.HEIC IMG_3167.HEIC
    1 point
  12. I was going to be late but decided to go first thing. That was the best choice. I met up with Cannonballer and his wife. There was 3” overnight and another couple by opening so 6” was about right. There was no one there until 10. There were fresh to be found on the front five for the first 3-4 runs. First run was Gary’s and was basically untouched. Fcksummer missed Parkway today with some untracked spots. Vista was awesome. Skylight was not as good as yesterday. We were going to finish on Banshee but Zoomer line was short so back and ended on Paulie’s with the legs screaming no more.
    1 point
  13. Just a little follow up. Today is the first day in weeks that Cannon doesn't have any snowmaking turned on. Today they are also hyping the fact that it's the first time they have seen the summit in awhile. Coincidence?
    1 point
  14. Try pulling the liners out and giving them a good scrub on the inside with soap and a little water. You need to kill the bacteria in there. Also consider skiing with no socks. It sounds like your feet are sweating in the boots. No socks will help. I ski with no socks and put some baby powder in the liner before sliding my foot inside. My feet are warmer now because I don't sweat and the sweat doesn't cool down during breaks/lift rides.
    1 point
  15. Once that funk gets in the boot its pretty tough to get rid of. Have you tried new footbeds?
    1 point
  16. I agree with Cannonballer that the man made snow clouds are weird and different. It can engulf areas in a fog, even if that part of the mountain does not have snowmaking. I was waiting for more information about the rescue before commenting. But I'll bite. I am having a hard time buying that this was related to snowmaking. Cannon's upper mountain soft woods are THICK. You cannot go off the trail without intending to do so, especially off the backside. The only thing I could think of for unintentionally getting lost is if someone headed off trail into south bowl thinking they were skiing b
    1 point
  17. If nothing is falling, sounds to me Cannon's water pressure on these days is far too low for the Low-E guns. Would be interesting to know if these events happen with guns running at the extreme distance from the main pumps on the hill. Perhaps a booster station is needed if it only happens when certain run(s) are made. I would think if nothing is falling, Cannon's snowmaking team would want to quickly adjust the guns or shutdown. Seems like a waste of energy if nothing is falling.
    1 point
  18. Well, yes. But I'm sure Cannon like most everywhere else in NE is behind schedule with terrain expansions. The have to make when and where they have the temps. I would agree that you have to have specific weather conditions for the Low E guns to produce a snowmaking fog. I have seen it at Sunday River too on occasion, it sucks and if the falling snow ices your googles, even worse. Though at SR, it is usually much easier to just move over a trail pod to avoid it, Cannon doesn't quite have the same lateral spacing.
    1 point
  19. Im seeing more day tickets than ever before, day tickets are obviously the people going off the trail and or doing yardsales on easy link ! the kid that went off on Paulies was like well there wasnt a slow sign !!! LOL Go back to Loon !
    1 point
  20. Expectations were low again as the mountain was socked in from the house. I arrived and met up with Fcksummer and ABV. It was race day also. The usual parking was already crowded. We skied the tour of the front five in a reverse direction. Snowmaking and the cap clouds were making for the worse visibility of the week. We decided to go up high around 10 or and it was Braille like conditions. Snow on Tramway felt good. There were a ton of people on the runs since no one was up high. Lines were long. We saw a kid fly off the side of the trial on the Paulie’s entrance at a good clip. I thoug
    1 point
  21. Did JD approve your new tagline? "Cannon: HUNDREDS of drunk college students on the mountain every day"!
    1 point
  22. Welcome to it, you'll love it! I ran ~5-6 psi front and back on that groomed trail. It felt just right. I rode today on a trail that wasn't groomed and only packed out by snowshoes. So it was rougher and softer. I ran 4psi for that and liked it. It's pretty hard to run less than that. I definitely recommend getting a good low pressure gauge that reads less than 15psi. Normal gauges don't have enough accuracy at the low end help you make those fine adjustments that make a big difference.
    1 point
  23. Hit PRKR again today. Conditions are too good to pass up. 6 miles today, which normally seems like nothing on a bike but felt like a lot in the snow.
    1 point
  24. Same as yesterday and the day before and the day before that but with Cannonballer, wife and nephew. Visibility sucked again past the usual spot.
    1 point
  25. was there noon to 6....im sure its great in the morning as the edges of 10th and conifer had mounds of snow...definitely agree that smith is in rough shape...needs some good natural snow, but ill take it nevertheless!
    1 point
  26. I like that you specifically called out the fact that "and is a a pain on skis". I read between your lines with the universal knowledge that Cannon hates snowboarders, so I can only imagine what we'd be dealing with! It was a mess on Sunday too. That's why all our laps were: ride Zoomer -> ride Peabody to get a bit of goods in Banshee. Repeat over and over. It's a ridiculous 1600' of lifts to get 400' of quality snow. (Yosemite Sam was down at the base Sunday pounding his chest about all his hard work.)
    1 point
  27. I headed over to Cannon with wife to get on the mountain. We skied of the Eagle Cliff and Tuckerbrook. The lift lines were becoming long at around 10 and slopes were crowded and wife was not liking it. We ended on Skateway and skated back to Zoomer. That was the first time on that trail. She did want to attempt Gary’s with the race training.
    1 point
  28. Check out We Ski & Snowboard. It's a modern app that records your days on the mountain, tracks your stats by season, and is socially oriented. It's free and doesn't have ads. It also has maps that show you where your friends are on the mountain and what lifts are nearby. It's fairly conservative on battery use. I'm the developer. The killer feature is you can see wait times for the lifts around you. I will activate that feature once there are enough folks using the app to make it accurate. So spread the word! Apple App Store Google Pla
    1 point
  29. I got out with my daughter and boyfriend as Cannonballer laid in bed pondering better days. I guess. Snow was better than yesterday (no golf balls) and they filled in some on arroyos. Upper Cannon is now closed. Lifts were still ski on except for Zoomer with all the racers. There were more people than yesterday though. Everything was skied off by 11. I took my first fall post surgery. I landed right on the hip replacement. It hurt and scared me as I was going down. I kept skiing after a few minutes on Taft of rest. I am a little sore right now and limping. I will see how I feel for tomor
    1 point
  30. Couple of pics to add to your report. This includes an employee working on a top ramp. This would seem unremarkable to non-skiers, but in 35+ years of skiing Cannon this is maybe the 3rd time I've actually seen this.
    1 point
  31. The wife and I were going to BW today. However, she bailed as the wind at the house is gusting to 40 over more. It shaking the house. I thought about Cannon until I saw the Cannonball was on hold before opening. I headed back to BW to meet up with brother and niece's husband. Wind is not a factor. The snow was very soft and getting stickier by the run. The natty trails were tiring as that snow was like glue. We did Herb's Secret and bailed part way down. We did No Regrets but had them. Crawford's was the best. This was Day 7 in a row. There will not be 8.
    1 point
  32. Hit Cannon today. Probably skip the weekend wit this current forecast.
    1 point
  33. Today was day 15 for me. Skinned up Ralph's at 7:15, then skied for an hour and a half lift served. Really long lift lines for a Monday morning. I think the Holiday break is lasting two weeks this year. Was nice watching the fog lift early this morning on the way up.
    1 point
  34. Met up with Cannonballer and his wife for a few run until 10AM. Wind was blowing due north and biting cold. Rocket was the ROTD. The grooming was above Cannon's usual standards. We did 8 runs total. Big Rink was better but will be scraped soon. Midmountain will blown to downtown Franconia very soon.
    1 point
  35. Thx. Living 4 minutes from Cannon helps. I should add 4-5 more this week.
    1 point
  36. just for all the nay-sayers - I hope you all pull your heads out of your assess and wear the goddamned masks and play by the rules - we are actively making funeral arrangement for my FIL who died on Monday after being hospitalized with covid pneumonia and intubated for 2.5 weeks. I have to listen to my two kids cry every night because they will never see their gramps again and my wife who talked to him at least once every single day for the last 25 years we have been married. I know everyone thinks the masks are stupid and everyone has Covid fatigue but they work, but only if everyone wears th
    1 point
  37. It was much better than the day before. It was a little warmer and less wind at least at the start. Lines were not bad at all. Upper Cannon is still closed. They blasting on the front five, Lower Cannon, Rock Garden, Upper Gremlin. There is just so much snirt on mountain. It is very hard to avoid. Can't they groom the whales out? It forces people to go down one run all day.
    0 points



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