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Great to meet you today.  Will be back tomorrow and will try not to say inappropriate things to your teen.

Skied this morning with @hrstrat57 for 2 ½ hours.  Great start to the season.  Some lift issues at first, but the skiing was great.

i was at wachusett sat and sun for a couple of hours each afternoon.  not super busy which was good, not the best coverage, but where they had made snow, it was a nice spring like soft cover of about

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On 11/13/2018 at 7:35 AM, SkiMangoJazz said:

the GPS deadline to buy is later than the non-GPS deadline

And the Senior and Junior pass prices stay the same all season, they didn't go up when the rest did.  The GPS price for both is $10 less than regular pricing. 

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I noticed some discrepancies between the trail map and the trail descriptions yesterday, so asked Wawa about it. (They have Piece of Cake as a green, and a new green run listed.)  They  replied that they are still fine tuning the new website. The park will be on Frannie's Folly and Hitchcock this year, with Piece of Cake being a regular blue run.   The newly named run, Shenanigans, follows the lift line under the Vickery Triple and is also blue.

 

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The only way to get to Piece of Cake or the new trail is on a weekend or to ski through the woods from the Mass Pike.  They don't run that lift weekdays.  Maybe weekday evenings.

On a powder day skiing through those woods and under that lift is a great line.  Of course you aren't supposed to ski any woods at Wa,  but it's just a very short cut through.

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Get there early and there will be a line for the first lift and then skiing will be good for at least an hour and a half or two.  After that it could go either way, but since it's supposed to be extremely cold Friday morning I would think it would be less crowded than it could be.  Afternoon I don't know as I leave before then, but I'd assume it will be busy.

It wasn't overly crowded this weekend, but I was surprised at all the families with kids, even lessons going on.  The sport is thriving.

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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 IMG_20181123_160253.jpg

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The wa skied great this morning! Arrived around 9 and left at noon, just as it was starting to get busy. Ski to lift all morning. Ralph's and conifer were the picks of the day. Buttery packed pow across the mountain. My son was ripping it up!IMG_20181124_092342.thumb.jpg.9d0782987d8c8c2de71ebf91508333a6.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Was up there on Sat and can confirm 10p starting Fri. 12/21.

Mountain, despite the weather, was in pretty great shape.  Spring like conditions with soft snow edge to edge.  Was with my 3yo on the beginner slope so didn't venture out to much, but did hit conifer and it was great.  They've taken advantage of the snowmaking windows and have huge whales available to touch up the open trails should the weather continue to be uncooperative.

I'll probably be out there next weekend as well before the holiday madness starts.  Starting in 2019 I'll be out there one night a week (likely thursdays) until the mountain closes, and probably sunday afternoons as well.

 

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Well wachusett had a last hurrah yesterday...can't say the snow was very good (basically skiing on a block of ice) but made it out with my son for the final turns of the season. Fun nevertheless!

 

Good turnout all things considered, probably a hundred or so people showed up!

 

Great season at the wa overall. Look forward to next season.

 

 

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Sadly this thread got no traction in 18/19. I kinda forgot about it too.

We’ll try better next year. Slim pickings for me anyway this season 14 days. Almost all good days tho many turns with the usual Wa friendly crew.

Time for golf and tennis and paddling around local RI surf spots soon.

 

Y’all have a great off season!

 

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5 hours ago, Ski-kiki said:

Will most likely wait until the ski expo for my pass.  Still debating between Bronze and Silver.  What skis you get? 

Group rate end date is 11/13

There is a group here on the forums. I'll let the captain reach out to you he has posted regularly in this thread.

I went bronze as I'm in S RI and twice a week is best I can likely do. I avoid Wa on weekends anyway. New skis are Volkl Deacon Pro 74 w race plates, should be solid choice for the Wa groomers. Might be a step down from my pair of Racetiger WC skis but that's  OK.

Hoping the snow flies soon.

 

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