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  1. Cannonballer

    Wildcat 2018-19 conditions reports

    Wildcat closed tomorrow (MLK) Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  2. Cannonballer

    Roll Call

    What, you're not worried about me@fcksummer ?? Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    MLK weekend snow?

    How difficult is travel going to be on Sunday morning? The bulk of the snowfall is coming from 7p Saturday through late morning Sunday. With totals in the 1.5' to 3' range during that time it could be nearly impossible to get anywhere. Nevermind having to get out of the driveway! I only have to go a few miles and I'm still wondering how possible it will be. Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  4. I was also going to go with Cannon - 15. But since that's taken I'll go 18" Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  5. Cannonballer

    MLK weekend snow?

    If you weren't starting to drive more traffic to the site, we could discuss the places that had zero lines last weekend! 😉
  6. Cannonballer

    Roll Call 1/19-21

    HEY! Look who's back. Great to see you're getting out some.
  7. Cannonballer

    2019 car thread

    Narrower tires are better in snow and ice.
  8. Cannonballer

    Attitash triple

    Sure, squirrels suck. And they are well known to bridge electrical connections. Which can create problems for the wires and much bigger problems for themselves. (I had an electrically fried squirrel laying in my front lawn during Halloween. The tricker-treaters thought it was a decoration!) My point was, don't hype how your lifts can withstand everything "which Mother Nature can throw at them" when squirrels are one of the more well known ingredients of Mother Nature. Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. Cannonballer

    Superbowl Prediction

    Cannon's issue is that they usually offer a 2-for-1 on SB Sunday. I actually haven't seen it advertised yet this year, I wonder if they are dropping it.
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    Superbowl Prediction

    Don't have enough knowledge to vote. Hoping it's NE v NO because when the Pat's are in the SB it usually helps keep the crowds off the slopes that day. Otherwise SB Sunday is typically the busiest day of the year at Cannon.
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    Roll Call 1/19-21

    I'll have 2-3 nephews plus their friends for the long weekend. Probably Cannon Fri-Mon. Although they all have the Superpass so I might send them off to WV for a day to give me a break!
  12. Cannonballer

    Attitash triple

    I'm not a lift mechanic or an electrician, but that whole squirrel story seems pretty bogus to me. You can't start your excuse by saying that your lifts "are designed to withstand that which Mother Nature throws at them". And then say it broke because a squirrel stepped on it. Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Cannon 1/12

    Let the pictures do the talking Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  14. Cannonballer

    Roll Call - Jan 11-13, 2019

    As @Smellytele said, upper mountain glades are tight. Go Green is probably tightest & steepest so you didn't do yourself any favors there. Lost Boys is the easiest of the upper mtn glades but is still very tight by other mtn's standards. It's accessible off the left side of Upper Cannon. It's surprisingly far down the trail so you always feel like you missed it, but it's fairly obvious. You can see the top of the Peabody when you are at the entrance. They have cut a bunch of new stuff above that (Upper Lost boys??) that is also accessible off of Upper Cannon at ~ the 2nd turn. It's tighter than Lost Boys-proper so I don't recommend it if you aren't comfortable with the tighter stuff. Snowmaker's is accessed off of the beginning of Time Zone. There isn't a well defined entrance and has been recently obscured by race fencing. Today I went in a little high in order to avoid the fencing. It's a nice low-angle, well-spaced glade which makes it easier. However, it has a very boney base compared to other lower mtn glades. Where you might feel a bit of wood underneath on the other ones, Snowmaker's will have pointy granite! It can be a base killer and can trip you up pretty bad. I found untracked lines in there today, but I also hit a lot of stuff. Also, keep in mind that it dumps you out on the access road to Ernie's. It requires a skate or walk back to Zoomer. Nothing major, but it's not a direct-to-lift trail.
  15. Cannonballer

    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    We are out to Jan 11, but still seems worthy to be reporting conditions from the 7-9 storm since it still really hasn't stopped snowing. Cannon today. ~5 degrees. Breezy at the summit, but not lower down. Tough vizibility from combo of cold-fog and snowmaking. Main trail are fairly skied-off and/or windblown although there is still plenty of soft stuff to turn on. Some trees are tracked, some are untouched. It certainly wasn't' a day for everyone....I hear it was sunny at some other NH Mtns.
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Wildcat is hands-down the best one-lift ski area in NH.
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    It's legit too. Not a matter of overreporting, which Cannon can be very guilty of. Loon is claiming 19"+, and I can confirm that here in Lincoln. Running out of places to pile the snow from the driveway.
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    Cannon 1/9/19

    Absolutely! I love riding in the trees. But I'll always first take advantage of open powder for the rare and limited times its available.
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    Cannon 1/9/19

    Nice report! I chose loon in the morning because of the road conditions. But then when I finally went to Cannon around noon I got stuck in the Notch for 45min anyway! I should have just sucked it up and gone in the morning. I heard Crotched had "slightly" different conditions than Cannon. Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    I heard that too, but it was roped of when I got there. Did not try it. Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Update from 1/9 conditions: Loon in the AM: 8-10" of extremely dense snow. Then intermittent rain/snow. I was glad to be back on a board, most skiers were really struggling. I was pretty soaked bt 11 so I bailed for Cannon. Cannon in the PM: After getting stuck behind an accident in the Notch for 45min I finally got to Cannon. Completely different world than Loon. 6-8" at the base. 12"+ at the summit. Super fluffy. Howling winds made for a whiteout and massive drifts. People (including me) were falling all over the place as they crashed into or fell over giant drifts that they could see coming. It was insanely good though!! Trees were the best bet to deal with the wind and visibility problems, Pretty much everything back in play!
  22. Cannonballer

    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Don't know how we missed each other @MadRussian I was at South Peak pretty much all day. Oh well, the skiing was amazing!
  23. Cannonballer

    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    About 8" in Lincoln, NH. Loon actually seems to be underreporting. We picked up at least another inch since I took this pic. And it's snowing at >1"/hour.
  24. Cannonballer

    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Pics of falling snow in the dark never work, but it is absolutely dumping in Lincoln right now. My truck was clear of snow 30 min ago.... Sent from my XT1650 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  25. Cannonballer

    1/7 - 1/9 - Storm

    Just PM'd you. LMK if it helps.

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