snow pics from LM
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LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
First dump of the year for LM. These pics were taken about 8:30 AM (10/25/05) and it is still coming down pretty good. No school for the kids today, I have to "work from home" Winter has begun!

snow pics from Laurel Mountain Village
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
October 25, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
Wow.
gatkinso
October 25, 2005
Member since 01/25/2002
316 posts
Can I link to that page?
queenoftheslopes
October 25, 2005
Member since 11/15/2004
143 posts
I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning.
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BushwackerinPA
October 25, 2005
Member since 12/9/2004
649 posts
LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
I'm going to go out on my x-country skis after lunch, I'll take some more pics and put up a whole gallery with some bigger pics.
tromano
October 25, 2005
Member since 12/19/2002
998 posts
Woot!!! Woot!!! It's Xmas in Octember!!!
Murphy
October 25, 2005
Member since 09/13/2004
618 posts
Not quite as impressive as the LM pics but here's the latest from Snowshoe:
jb714
October 25, 2005
Member since 03/4/2003
294 posts
awesome....
hockeydave
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/30/2004
769 posts
LMV... Can we look forward to pics from LM ski resort with skiers in the near future? I hope so.
Heather
October 25, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
HD! I thought we lost you! Good to have you back! Traveling this morning was a real pain in the a$$. Trees with leaves don't remain perky when covered in snow, and wood doesn't bend nicely. Needless to say, LMV is only showing half of the LM Story.
RobertW
October 25, 2005
Member since 10/14/2004
199 posts
LMV...do you have a "key" to the lifts up there?
LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
No word yet. a couple of people told me if not they were going to cut stairs into lower again, like they did 2 years ago. If LM doesn't open it will be ski and hike @ laurel. Nothing like a little PA back country skiing!! It still beats skiing @ 7 springs!!
LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
No, but I can get a snowmobile!
hockeydave
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/30/2004
769 posts
LMV... Watch what you say about 7S... there's a wascally Wolverine lurking about
LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
I'm not worried about a wolverine, with all that skiing a 7springs he probably wouldn't be able to catch me!
Heather
October 25, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
Fight nice now Boys!
wolverine
October 25, 2005
Member since 08/26/2005
113 posts
LM is history.
There is only one soul that has been resurrected and it's not LM!
Heather
October 25, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
I hope I am there when you eat your words!
queenoftheslopes
October 25, 2005
Member since 11/15/2004
143 posts
Quote:

I hope I am there when you eat your words!




Maybe you should make him eat his skis and boots instead.

Back on topic: any more pics of this beautiful snow?!
tromano
October 25, 2005
Member since 12/19/2002
998 posts
Eat his ski socks--Even better. :P
Heather
October 25, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
I am not strong enough to make my son eat his dinner and you want me to make an adult eat boots AND skis! Only in my dreams!!!!! I may be small, but I sure am mean!

LMV>>>>>>>>WE NEED MORE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!
wolverine
October 25, 2005
Member since 08/26/2005
113 posts
Here's a link to somewhere where you will be able to ski

http://www.7springs.com/summer_firstsnowfall.shtml
Heather
October 25, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
All I will say is that for a change of pace 7S would be okay, but as for a season of that, I would rather ski in my driveway!
POWPOW
October 25, 2005
Member since 05/10/2005
124 posts
Quote:

Here's a link to somewhere where you will be able to ski

http://www.7springs.com/summer_firstsnowfall.shtml




I Smell a Troll!
LMV
October 25, 2005
Member since 06/1/2005
60 posts
I finally got some more pictures up. There's even one there for the wolverine.

enjoy

more Laurel Mountain Village Pics
tgd
October 25, 2005
Member since 07/15/2004
585 posts
WOW POW! The most recent winters I remember when we had this early a snow in the Mid-A were 95-96 and 02-03 - Both of which were epic. In '96 I was stuck in a snowstorm on I-81 in Pennsylvania on my way up to Binghampton. I believe it was just before Halloween (might have been right after). 02-03 was the first season after we bought our place in Timberline. I had to drive up just before Halloween for the home inspection. There was snow - not nearly as much as today; however, it kept on snowing that Fall and winter - it seemed like every couple days. I thought Timberline had both double-blacks open for Christmas. Fall is nice but...Come on winter!!!
RobertW
October 25, 2005
Member since 10/14/2004
199 posts
Great Pics! Thanks for making my day brighter!


Troll: What is your name?
Noble Knight: Sir Bushwack of PA!
Troll: What is your quest?
Noble Knight: Turns in October!
Troll: What is the water consumption of an HKD snow tower?
Noble Knight: Millennium or Spectrum?
Troll: Ah....err...I don't know....Argggggghhhhhhhh.....
BushwackerinPA
October 25, 2005
Member since 12/9/2004
649 posts
thats really makes me thanks RobertW
Roger Z
October 25, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
All of this talk of skiing has given me the idea that I should bring up my old X-C skis to Mountain Lake tomorrow. I've never done any sliding in October! The forecast is for 2-6 inches up there tonight. Given how warm the ground is down here, it'd have to be close to six inches for any legimate X-C skiing to occur.

That said, is Whitegrass' site back working yet?

ps- just checked Whitegrass' page. It's sort of working as of 7:30 p.m. Site is back up but a lot of the pictures aren't coming through yet.

pps- it was snowing down in Banner Elk today too. Beech and Sugar were both showing freshies on the ground. I wouldn't be surprised if Sugar fired up the guns and tried to get open- they like to play that trick (or they used to, anyway). I remember 10 or 15 years ago we had a big cold snap in October and Sugar and Wisp were both skiing for about three or four days. Think it was on like October 10th or 12th or something.
Murphy
October 25, 2005
Member since 09/13/2004
618 posts
I hope Whitegrass is working because this shot is incredible:

bawalker
October 25, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
Hardy County wasn't to be left out of the loop on this storm either. While Wardensville (1010') didn't see any major action, we did have about 1/2-1" of wet snow this morning around 6:30am that stretched into sub-1000' elevations. But all of that was washed away by rain by daylight. It remained rain all day until I decided to drive Corridor-H and drove right into a perfect winter wanderland. I began seeing snow capped mountains with fog that made WV look like something from Mt. Washington! After driving past the Luxemburg turn off on CH, it went from green gras/colored trees with rain to instantly nothing but snow and what looked like a christmas time storm. Criders Store/Rt 55 turn off at 2898' elevation on Branch Mountain was covered in 6"+ snow which had been plowed by the state.

Even further east, North Mountain and all points of 1900' and above elevation saw LOTS of snow. The top of North Mountain was a demolition derby of car wrecks this morning with two 18 wheelers and numerous cars in ditches or off the side of the bank.

Maybe it's time I simply stop hunting for the perfect used Subaru and get a new `05 5spd one?
snowcone
October 26, 2005
Member since 09/27/2002
589 posts
brad: Ya took some pics I hope? ... and will post them? I bet it was georgous!

And as for the Subaru .. go for it! Last spring, we bought a 5 yr old Outback from the proverbially little-old-lady-on-Sundays driver (13k miles!!) and it's a great car. I had my doubts being as I am an Xterra freak, but it runs nice, it's really comfortable, a whole lot cheaper to fill up than the X, and has an amazing amount of room in the back. We still have to use the X for the dogs though; Radar is 30" at the shoulder and is really uncomfortable because the Subaru clearance is appx 28".
kennedy
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/8/2001
792 posts
bawalker
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures. I was doing a service call to a customers house and didn't expect snow to be around in Hardy Co. and it caught me off guard actually.

Well I'm being a bit anal when it comes to getting an Outback. I want 5speed manual, no crappy automatic. 2001 or new model years only, preferably something under 50k miles. The sad thing is that maybe 1 out of every 10 Outbacks that are made are manual so that cuts my chances down there. Whats worse is that people who buy them rarely trade them in. I've seen one dealership around here go months without getting any Outback on the lot. Although they do have a new 2005 Outback 2.5XT with 5spd tranny that was orginially 30k for the asking price, and is now marked down to 24k. Mainly because it's a 5spd and no one buys those much anymore. But honestly that is still out of my price range. With trade in that puts me down to around 20k. My goal is 16k at most. Considering my credit score is a 755 right now I figure I could get a decent interest rate. heh
BushwackerinPA
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/9/2004
649 posts
how about a Honda CRV they have more power than all but the newest outbacks and handle surprisingly well for a SUV(this comeing from someone who races car). And i happen to know someone selling a 5 speed 03 CRV.
Plus its a honda(Hallmark Of Non Destructable Automoblie;)), subura truthfully is almost as reliable though

I Have had three seperate honda go over 200,000 miles myself, my race cars engine was fine till 205,000 miles after 25,000 miles of me drving it. I wasnt excactly nice to that car if you know what i mean.

Anyways good luck on finding you subie, but keep this post in mind.
bawalker
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
I've thought about Honda's, but after numerous driving experiences with my mom's `95 legacy wagon to Canaan, to other places.. the AWD has me a firm believer. Plus the amount of cargo space that an Outback wago has is just right for what I need. A CRV (after riding in and seeing my friends `02) may have the engine and reliability, but no where near the cargo space I need for hauling monitors, computer towers, servers, etc.
tomimcmillar
October 26, 2005
Member since 11/21/2004
129 posts
Quote:

I've thought about Honda's, but after numerous driving experiences with my mom's `95 legacy wagon to Canaan, to other places.. the AWD has me a firm believer. Plus the amount of cargo space that an Outback wago has is just right for what I need. A CRV (after riding in and seeing my friends `02) may have the engine and reliability, but no where near the cargo space I need for hauling monitors, computer towers, servers, etc.




Really? I also looked at both the Outbacks and the CRV and went with the CRV. Fold the rear seats and my bikes fit inside no problem, I found the haul space very similar between the two. The CRV might be just a bit shorter to the rear door as the only drawback I found is that it's just a bit too tight to sleep in. But a buddy that's not 6' tall sleeps in his no problem. Honda also mildly upsized the CRV a few model years back, so maybe the '02 is the previous incarnation? I'm in an '04. And with the AWD I'm more than happy with driving to/from Canaan in storm conditions. So yeah, if you can't tell, I'm really happy with the Honda. Mileage is pretty decent also, I usually see 25ish with a full load of wknd camp gear and a bike or two up top in the rack.
BushwackerinPA
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/9/2004
649 posts
02 was the change over year some people confuse the older 01s wwith being an 02 they are not though.

Even with the bigger CRV that came out though, the outback does have more cargo room with the seats up in the back, which is what i think he is more concerned with.

Hell i use a 94 Integra as my winter car so anything has more space to me. If anyone has 90-97 Accord station wagon they would like to dump of, i am your man, only catch is it has to be 5speed(i will never own anything else)
bawalker
October 26, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
You are right, having more rear cargo space with the seats up is a priority. That way when the seats go down, bingo even more room. Mainly what I do is haul boxes of Dell computers to and from client locations. Sometimes it's a box or two of computers. Othertimes it's two massive boxes of servers. Plus at times I'm with friends and we do need a back seat which is also a priority. The thing with the Outback vs the Honda CRV is that the Outback is a bit wider, longer, and a bit heavier. I'm not too concerned on gas mileage as anything is better than my 9mpg explorer right now. Having 25 mpg compared to say 32 wouldn't affect my decision making too much.
Taylormatt
October 27, 2005
Member since 12/3/2004
339 posts
Can one of the LM locals give me an update on how the snow is melting there? Looking to ride there Sunday, I assume the trails will be rideable by Sat, but would love a late Friday or Sat afternoon confirmation
Heather
October 27, 2005
Member since 02/24/2005
170 posts
snow is melting fast at LM... should have good luck with riding on friday late day. Check with me later (like tomorrow morning)!
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