This year getting the right start

top on the gondola at Whiteface Dec 14,2016 photo by Mike Roth

top on the gondola at Whiteface Dec 14,2016 photo by Mike Roth

It’s been snowing as we all can see and the ski areas are getting lots more snow than we are seeing here in the capital district. It seems the higher in elevation you get the more snow they are getting; even if it rains here there is always a good chance for snow in the mountains. Don’t let any rain dampen your spirits to go ski because there is some pretty good skiing here in the east.

Last week on Wednesday the 14th of December I went to Whiteface. Granted again not great amounts of snow on the roadsides during the drive up but when you looked up at the Whiteface terrain everything was covered and the skiing was FANTASTIC!

top of Excelsior

top of Excelsior

There were about 12 trails open but again everything was covered and as the day progressed more trails and lifts began to open. I am sure they are trying to save and make as much snow as they can for their big holiday week.

Thanks to the many weeks of early season snowfall, Vermont’s resorts have welcomed over 8 feet of natural snowfall to their slopes; they have expanded their terrain offerings and snowmaking coverage as the conditions have been on a positive note for this early season.

Jay Peak in Northern Vermont was reporting 5 feet of early snow in one week

In Southern Vermont, Mad River Glen opened on December 10th, and said it was one of the earliest opening days in years thanks to Mother Nature and the four feet of snow she’s brought to the Mad River Valley. Nothing like last year’s snow mounds

Bromley Mountain Resort has already received about a quarter of their average annual snowfall so far this season, and Killington Mountain Resort continues to see large increases in coverage. They are rapidly approaching last season’s total snowfall with 66” already fallen, including 18” in the last week. The holiday period in Killington is an exciting time, when operations are expanding with new trails, activities and attractions coming on line daily. They have lots of news this week, but most importantly, the skiing and riding conditions are the best we’ve seen in more than a year.

Consistently wintry weather, coupled with a healthy dose of natural snowfall, allowed the operations team to make serious expansion progress this week. They opened an engaging mix of natural snow trails, glades and snowmaking terrain, including the Needle’s Eye area, which boosted the Beast’s tally to more than 80 trails covering 359 acres. Future goals include Bear Mountain, within the next week, and Skyeship Base by the holiday. Check the Daily Report to follow the expansion progress.

With 18 inches of natural snowfall last week at Mount Snow, three more inches so far today the 22nd, and ideal snowmaking temperatures this week, they are prepared to make your holiday wishes come true.

If you’re planning on going to Mount Snow this holiday season you can expect snow-covered trails for every member of the family, from beginner to expert to park-lover.

They’re snowmaking team has been going to town and They’re planning to open Chute, Fallen Timbers, Milky Way, Ego Alley, and Roller Coaster by the weekend. Park builds are happening now in Prospector, The Farm, and Junkyard, and Grommet just reopened with a fresh build.

You can also enjoy a variety of events throughout the week, from Grommet Jam to the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks to live music at Snow Barn. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s still time to save on lift tickets as well as vacation packages at Mount Snow.

great view from the top of Okemo 12/ 20/16 photo courtesy of Okemo

great view from the top of Okemo 12/ 20/16 photo courtesy of Okemo

Over at Okemo there is a beautiful snowy topping for your winter fun today ( 22nd)  dropping 2” around the resort! Reporting it’s some of the best early season skiing and riding they’ve seen in years!”

They are planning on opening Sprout, Promenade, Side Out, Rising Star, Day Break, Line Drive, Zip, and Moonshadow tomorrow the 23rd, which will bring their trail count to 70, which is over 60% of the mountain. In addition to our 371 skiable acres, they also have a variety of off-hill activities available for your holiday week. The Ice House is open for skating from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. almost daily with the option to rent skates and helmets at the rink. The Okemo Valley Nordic Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well with options ranging from snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and an indoor golf simulator. The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster opens today and tomorrow from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Check Okemo’s website for further time frames.

All in all there is plenty of snow to be skiing on at most ski areas in all of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Everyone have a great holiday season and hope to see you on the slopes!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to This year getting the right start

  1. Thanks to my father who informed me about this web site, this web site is truly amazing.

  2. Flora says:

    Thank you, I’ve recently been searching for information about
    this subject for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon till now.
    However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you
    sure in regards to the source?

  3. Leslie says:

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article. I like to write a little
    comment to support you.

  4. AgzsknWA says:

    Wow because this is really helpful job! Congrats and keep it up. ’ http://genericviagraonlineelkdc.com/

  5. BogerTraby says:

    This component illustrates the importance of storage situation in the PEO comprising dose forms (Kiss et al., 2008). Additionally, thermal balance studies of the PEO show the chemical balance of the polymer depends on its processing and storage temperature, chemical qualities of the fat and also on its molecular-weight (Maggie et al., 2002). WSR-PEO is more thermo-secure than WSR-D (Affify & Hay, 1972).Therefore, PEO class chosen should present an appealing rate of release of medication, with inherent physicochemical properties that aid in reaching and preserving a high solution condition over a specified period of time. The gel that is shaped throughout the moisture of the hydrophilic matrix is just a viscous structure, the viscosity which depends on variables like molecular weight, hydrophilicity, etc. Concentration of used matrix likewise produces influence on the tolerance viscosity on top of the serum. (Anna et al., 2009) research reveals that the fat discharge price will transform with transforming molecular-weight of the plastic and disappointment of the mix, whereas, molecular-weight will not create much effect on dissolution of the solid core (Korner et al., 2010). This research additionally supports that polymers of higher-molecular weight (like PEO WSR-303) can produce more viscous solution structure and certainly will reduce the release of the substance better than reduce molecular weight polymers. Therefore, the average intrinsic viscosity of the plastic can very quickly estimate the discharge fee from the capsule of given polymer (Anna et al., 2009). The release rate of WSR category ranged from 9-14 hrs (Anna et al., 2009). N If you would like help in Research Forms and Period Paper Help you could visit online Uk finest article organization.
    essay writing service

  6. Peggyrib says:

    will auto insurance cover unlicensed driver
    [url=http://www.jmbgrouppm.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=11727]what auto insurance is required in illinois[/url]
    auto insurance veterans
    [url=http://temphp.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=10761]a auto insurance victoria tx[/url]
    cheap car insurance
    [url=http://krasotka-tlt.ru/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=108956]top auto insurance in texas[/url]
    why auto insurance is bad
    [url=http://realfemalebodybuilding.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=89883]auto insurance hesperia[/url]
    can auto insurance total car due to airbags
    [url=http://verticalview.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=518872]auto insurance company codes[/url]
    do auto insurance policies cover court costs
    [url=http://polska-moda.ru/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=166089]what auto insurance is the cheapest[/url]
    auto insurance titan
    [url=http://pk-nika.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=5279]worst auto insurance companies 2016[/url]
    auto insurance alabama
    [url=http://hdv-media.fr/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1164]auto insurance uk[/url]
    auto insurance ppt
    [url=http://e4business.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=3887]is auto insurance mandatory in ny[/url]
    is auto insurance mandatory in ca
    [url=http://www.associazioneargenis.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=153157]top auto insurance carriers[/url]
    auto insurance visalia
    [url=http://greenacre.co.za/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1188979]auto insurance with sr22[/url]
    e insurance auto insurance
    [url=http://inmomartinezfranco.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=9963]auto insurance questionnaire[/url]
    auto insurance surcharge
    [url=http://ernest-kosior.pl/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=8482]auto insurance cancellation[/url]
    top auto insurance companies in nj
    [url=http://vkreative.ru/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=30110]auto insurance louisiana[/url]
    is auto insurance mandatory in ny
    [url=http://krasotka-tlt.ru/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=109136]when insurance totals a car[/url]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.