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  1. Fri-Sun Jay Peak
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    Wildcat 2/16-17

    Pretty outstanding conditions all weekend. There was a crowd due to school vacation week, but nothing like what you'd see in VT or Attitash. Maybe a 10 minute wait before noon. Arrived early, skied hard and spent most of Saturday in the trees under insanely clear skies and no wind. Did a few laps in the T Brook, Roost, Bonus woods, and Schuss trees. All were full of snow and amazing. The natural trails were very good as well. Made a few new friends on the lift and showed them around the mountain- they were pretty thrilled. Sunday we lapped the triple due to half the chairs being put on the quad and running on what seems like diesel power for some reason. More time in the woods and on the natural runs. Took a lap or two in the Elevator Shaft (a pleasant surprise) and Wild Kitten trees.
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    2019 car thread

    Both should get you there if you drive smart and take your time. If it were me, I'd go with the Subaru though.
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    Atticat 2/10 &2/11

    With Wildcat closed on Saturday, we headed to Attitash. It took them a while, but only the quad and learners lift were running on the Attitash side. Conditons weren't awful, but the lines (despite there being few people there) were long due to not being able to spread people out on the mountain. At some point I heard the Bear side opened, but I called it quits ~2pm and had a beer and some wings in the upstairs pub. Wildcat reopened on Sunday and the crowds were minimal. So much so that we were able to ski just about all day without seeing ice anywhere except on Lynx (which is normal) and the couple of long rollers on Catapult before Bobcat. Form and Fast, but better than not skiing at all. Looking forwards to them both getting more snow this week!!
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    Roll Call February 8-10

    Attitash on Sat if Cat is closed due to wind.
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    Laurel Mountain, PA Feb 1-3, 2019

    WOW! Nice shots. That snow looks really damned good, too!
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    Crotched 2.6.19

    The night started off alright. Then it rained ice. The mountain iced. The cars iced. Our gear iced. The roads iced. All we were missing was Smirnoff Ice.
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    Crotched 2.6.19

    Theyre pretty good at recovering at Crotched since they get so much practice. I'd wager the weekend will be fine.
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    Wildcat 2/2-2/3

    Despite what looked like a full parking lot (and then some!), the crowds were fairly light and spread around the mountain very well. Most everything ungroomed skied very well; save for the wind blown bits at the very top of the steeper trails. Woods were incredible- loads of snow in them and even a few fresh lines to be had. The ticket promotion on Sunday attracted a lot of folks so that caused 5-6 minute lift lines, but they all seemed to go home around 11:30. We skied all day and enjoyed every bit. Only took a couple of photos because it was so enjoyable.
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    Cannon 1/30

    Looked like a helluva day.
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    Magic 1/30

    Oh wow! Way to do it up right!
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    Southwest Airlines... this is ridiculous

    If you stopped transporting drugs to and from it probably wouldn't happen. : p
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    Roll Call Feb 1-3

    Cat on Sat. Skiing and doing some snow shoeing. Cat on Sun. Skiing and barstool skiing.
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    Cannon 1/26

    Whoops! Got the date wrong. It snowed on Sunday.
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    Cannon 1/26

    Good call on the carving skis. Did you stick around during the snow? The traffic in the notch slowed down to a crawl when I went by Cannon.
  16. My usual ensamble is pretty basic. Underarmour Cold Gear base layer (long underwear) and insulated ski/snowboard pants. Make sure they're ventilated, and can zip out the liner and wash it separately. The top is another UA base layer and depending on the temp I might wear a mid layer. Its something like this: https://www.steepandcheap.com/avalanche-full-zip-fleece-sweater-mens?CMP_ID=PLA_GOc005BR&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&k_clickid=_k_Cj0KCQiA7briBRD7ARIsABhX8aCkT9bHLyLieVU_4iJiMxkqe1FKLJ_WAlBoqXP8oQziasBdX7_1298aAm9bEALw_wcB_k_&rmatt=tsid:1042825|cid:794135704|agid:38918409302|tid:pla-295268988465|crid:189292992615|nw:g|rnd:16981676258853574323|dvc:c|adp:1o4|mt:|loc:9041514&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7briBRD7ARIsABhX8aCkT9bHLyLieVU_4iJiMxkqe1FKLJ_WAlBoqXP8oQziasBdX7_1298aAm9bEALw_wcB My coat is probably the nicest I've ever owned and have since become a believer in the new clothing technologies. One important thing to note, as Infinite Dreams makes mention of, is to avoid cotton. This goes for your socks especially. This isn't for everyone, but I've found the thinner the better- and be sure they're the type that can wick moisture and not trap it. Thats how you end up with cold toes.
  17. Those woods look substantially softer than the woods in NH this weekend.
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    Roll Call Jan 25-27

    attitash sat cat sunday probably.
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    Cannon 1/19-22

    Looks like a kick ass few days!
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    Roll Call Jan 25-27

    Sat- Attitash Sun- Cat, probably. If the hills aren't a mess.
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    Wildcat 1/20

    Epic powder day. As usual, Cat tracks out fairly quickly, but some very amazing snow fell all day long and was seemingly endless everywhere on the mountain. Just like no friends on a powder day, there are no pictures wither. So long as it doesn't rain much, its going to stay really good up there.
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    2019 car thread

    It'll be fine. I had WRX wheels/tires on my impreza. They were wider and slightly taller. Threw off the speedo by ~4-5 mph. Whatever. Also agree with the above- snow tires are better than not snow tires.
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    Roll Call 1/19-21

    Black on Sat. Wildcat Sunday- possibly.
  24. JFC. Thats a lot of snow.
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    Caturday 1/12

    Showed up a bit late to the 'cat on Saturday. Was greeted with beautiful skies through Franconia notch and some very good snow on the hill. Sunday was more of the same awesome. Black Cat was decently filled in- as was Feline and Hairball. Outstanding weekend after the mid week storm. Cannon was also blowing a butt ton of snow on Sunday. Cannon back there somewhere. Black Cat Franconia Notch

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