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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Once that funk gets in the boot its pretty tough to get rid of. Have you tried new footbeds?
    1 point
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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



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