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6 months ago

in case DCSkiers had not noticed, TL put out an Event notice for an apparently scaled down, single day Snowy Luau festival.  Normally this near season ending event is two days of merriment and Hawaiian music and dance put on by a Hawaii Dance Troop brought in for this occasion.  According to the event notice on the TL web site there is no mention of multiple performances by a dance troop at this year’s truncated 1 day celebration.  I should also note that TL is indicating that they plan to be open this coming week.  The wonderful torchlight parade down the TL “volcano is scheduled for this evening! 

Mad always, call ahead!.

 

6 months ago

The Colonel wrote:

in case DCSkiers had not noticed, TL put out an Event notice for an apparently scaled down, single day Snowy Luau festival.  Normally this near season ending event is two days of merriment and Hawaiian music and dance put on by a Hawaii Dance Troop brought in for this occasion.  According to the event notice on the TL web site there is no mention of multiple performances by a dance troop at this year’s truncated 1 day celebration.  I should also note that TL is indicating that they plan to be open this coming week.  The wonderful torchlight parade down the TL “volcano is scheduled for this evening! 

Mad always, call ahead!.

 

This sounds like a fund event. Did any DCskiers attend?  Pics?

6 months ago

 

I was in Utah for the last week but it sounds like the party was at Snowshoe this weekend. Polar opposite, wonder why winter never came to Tucker County?

We had an absolute blast last weekend at Snowshoe.  Unfortunately, we were not able to meet up with WGO.  I had thought AT&T coverage was pretty good at SS, but it was almost non-existant this trip.  I got coverage in our room at Mountain Lodge, and that was pretty much it.

- No coverage whatsoever on Soaring Eagle or at Top of the World.

- No coverage on Western Territory

- Only 1 bar (with no internet) on Grab Hammer, which is weird, because it dumps you really close to Mountain Lodge at the top.

Anyway, I would occasionally receive a text message (often 30 min - 2 hours late), but could never get any to send.  Friends later told us they really only get service on Ballhooter, but we stayed away from the lift for obvious reasons (the lines).  I really wish Snowshoe and AT&T would figure out someway to get better coverage at the resort and still respect the radio quiet zone nearby.

 

The conditions on Saturday were really great.  Good (but not great) sunlight, no precip, moderate temps (maybe upper 20’s), no snowmaking during the day.  Very good snow conditions for the mid-A.  Lift lines were moderate but not horrible, and the lines at Starbucks and Hoots during lunch were pretty light.  

The sides of runs skied very well with ungroomed snow, and coverage was excellent except for a couple of places were small rocks had been kicked up.  There were a few places that had dangerous holes in the snow, but 99% of the time you could ski off the side of runs and hop off things, which my 7 y/o really enjoyed.  

I wish Snowshoe would blow a little more under the Soaring Eagle lift (side of Widowmaker), but maybe the natural snow did the trick.  I enjoyed skiing the ungroomed there, but there were times you had to jump over small rock bands.  

Camp 99 was “meh” (I only skiied it once), but not horrible.  The only exposed ice I saw was on Sawmill, which was large bumps.  There was enough snow on the run it wasn’t bad, and Thursday/Friday was probably quite fun.  However, I counted 8 people falling or down as I skied the run, and the boarders were just scraping off any snow clinging to any of the large bumps.  It will never happen, but I’d like to see Snowshoe decide that is a dedicated bump run, and ban snowboards from it.  I know… in my dreams.

Cupp was quite good from a snow perspective, but about as crowded as I can remember seeing it.  Lots of falls and people taking others out.  Maybe a function of it being Ballhooter spring break?  Patrol was giving people stern lectures, and I saw one poor guy fall at high speed 3 times in a row.  Our 7 y/o skied it, and skied it quite well, but I could tell patrol was nervous about someone running into her; I spent the time carefully blocking her back.  Western Express was really the only lift outside of Silver Creek that didn’t have a moderate line on Saturday.

We had a great time partying with friends on Saturday night, and enjoyed the bands in the village.  Unfortunately, our daughter landed hard on her wrist while playing Saturday night and hurt it.  We let her ski the beginner area with her little brother for an hour Sunday morning, but left early to get it x-rayed (it wound up being broken).  Sunday was bluebird, and I’m sure another fantastic day (I’m assuming they blew snow Saturday night).  posted by REISEN

 

6 months ago

Upper Tucker County had both snow and cell phone coverage this weekend! :)  

 

jimmy wrote:

 

I was in Utah for the last week but it sounds like the party was at Snowshoe this weekend. Polar opposite, wonder why winter never came to Tucker County?

We had an absolute blast last weekend at Snowshoe.  Unfortunately, we were not able to meet up with WGO.  I had thought AT&T coverage was pretty good at SS, but it was almost non-existant this trip.  I got coverage in our room at Mountain Lodge, and that was pretty much it.

- No coverage whatsoever on Soaring Eagle or at Top of the World.

- No coverage on Western Territory

- Only 1 bar (with no internet) on Grab Hammer, which is weird, because it dumps you really close to Mountain Lodge at the top.

Anyway, I would occasionally receive a text message (often 30 min - 2 hours late), but could never get any to send.  Friends later told us they really only get service on Ballhooter, but we stayed away from the lift for obvious reasons (the lines).  I really wish Snowshoe and AT&T would figure out someway to get better coverage at the resort and still respect the radio quiet zone nearby.

 

The conditions on Saturday were really great.  Good (but not great) sunlight, no precip, moderate temps (maybe upper 20’s), no snowmaking during the day.  Very good snow conditions for the mid-A.  Lift lines were moderate but not horrible, and the lines at Starbucks and Hoots during lunch were pretty light.  

The sides of runs skied very well with ungroomed snow, and coverage was excellent except for a couple of places were small rocks had been kicked up.  There were a few places that had dangerous holes in the snow, but 99% of the time you could ski off the side of runs and hop off things, which my 7 y/o really enjoyed.  

I wish Snowshoe would blow a little more under the Soaring Eagle lift (side of Widowmaker), but maybe the natural snow did the trick.  I enjoyed skiing the ungroomed there, but there were times you had to jump over small rock bands.  

Camp 99 was “meh” (I only skiied it once), but not horrible.  The only exposed ice I saw was on Sawmill, which was large bumps.  There was enough snow on the run it wasn’t bad, and Thursday/Friday was probably quite fun.  However, I counted 8 people falling or down as I skied the run, and the boarders were just scraping off any snow clinging to any of the large bumps.  It will never happen, but I’d like to see Snowshoe decide that is a dedicated bump run, and ban snowboards from it.  I know… in my dreams.

Cupp was quite good from a snow perspective, but about as crowded as I can remember seeing it.  Lots of falls and people taking others out.  Maybe a function of it being Ballhooter spring break?  Patrol was giving people stern lectures, and I saw one poor guy fall at high speed 3 times in a row.  Our 7 y/o skied it, and skied it quite well, but I could tell patrol was nervous about someone running into her; I spent the time carefully blocking her back.  Western Express was really the only lift outside of Silver Creek that didn’t have a moderate line on Saturday.

We had a great time partying with friends on Saturday night, and enjoyed the bands in the village.  Unfortunately, our daughter landed hard on her wrist while playing Saturday night and hurt it.  We let her ski the beginner area with her little brother for an hour Sunday morning, but left early to get it x-rayed (it wound up being broken).  Sunday was bluebird, and I’m sure another fantastic day (I’m assuming they blew snow Saturday night).  posted by REISEN

 

 

6 months ago

ATT is perfect in Canaan!  And WG has free wifi, especially on powder days like last friday, because nobody here was worried about either! :) 

6 months ago

Whitegrass pow day awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 months ago

bonefish wrote:

Timberlines website over the weekend when they were advertising next year season passes that included skiing for the rest of this season—-“depending on the weather we will be open next week”.  

I see now they have just edited this to now say “thur - sun, check in wed night”. 

Currently in Canaan Valley 29 degrees snowing, below freezing and snow forecasted for the next 3 days. Timberline is closed.

Classic bait and switch. 

Not defending anything they do but they have been closed M-W for about the last 3 weeks.

6 months ago

Did they make any snow?  I noticed their facebook page said they planned to make snow whenever they could.  Then they were only open to the mid station, leading me to believe it was another lie.

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