Lake Effect
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jimboc
December 6, 2006
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check out this report from a little XC resort in the NY:

Osceola Tug Hill XC,NY
12/06/2006, 6:00am
Light Snow Today:6"
Yesterday: 14"
34" past 4 days
JimK - DCSki Columnist
December 6, 2006
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Wow. If only they had some mountains that region would attract more snowplayers than Vermont. Just crazy talk, but Western NY would be a great spot to build a ski mtn with nuclear bombs, or convert a huge open pit mine into a reverse ski slope??
kwillg6
December 6, 2006
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By checking the (in)accuweather forcast for lake effects, it appears the we could see some fresh as far south as the shoe. Point further north could have 3+ inches by the time all is said and done. Could make for a really good opening weekend @ wisp and t-line.
Roger Z
December 6, 2006
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Are you kidding? The Tug Hill plateau has one of the great hidden gems of east coast skiing: Snow Ridge. It was one of the two hills I learned to ski on (the other being Woods Valley in Rome, New York). Snow Ridge has the second highest average snowfall of any ski area on the east coast, second only to Jay Peak. Or maybe third or fourth, Mount Mansfield might get more (which would mean Stowe and Smuggs would get more snowfall than it).

Sure it's only got a 500 foot vertical, but as I found out skiing in Michigan, sometimes it's not the vertical but the quality of the snow that counts! If for whatever reason y'all ever find yourselves in Utica or Syracuse in mid January and want to try a fun little out-of-the-way place, give Snow Ridge a shot!
jb714
December 6, 2006
Member since 03/4/2003 🔗
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The NWS point-and-click forecast for 7 Springs Thursday night is 2" to 4". Not sure if that is all LES or maybe from a clipper, but I sure hope it happens.
Rickh
December 6, 2006
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NOAA Reporting 4" - 8" in Tucker County through Friday...

Let's get this thing (ski season) started!!!
Roy
December 7, 2006
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
609 posts
Quote:

sometimes it's not the vertical but the quality of the snow that counts!




I'd rather do laps of 500 vertical on 6 inches of fresh than 2000 vertical on groomed.
Chad
December 7, 2006
Member since 12/12/2000 🔗
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Quote:

check out this report from a little XC resort in the NY:

Osceola Tug Hill XC,NY
12/06/2006, 6:00am
Light Snow Today:6"
Yesterday: 14"
34" past 4 days




a few years ago i found (cant remember where, maybe here?) a snowfall map for the united states. here is a link:

http://chad.hansens.org/blog/Ski/snowfall-map.html

i am guessing that this place is in those purple bands in upstate or western ny?
jimboc
December 7, 2006
Member since 03/30/2004 🔗
260 posts
might be that little white dot

right now its snowing at T-Line - but only raining/wet snow at best, at wisp........
tommo
December 7, 2006
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Wisp has resumed snowmaking and the temp is back down to 23 degrees Same at TL. Seven Spring should be right behind. With a bit of luck and 6 inches or so of LES, openings tomorrow should be pretty darn good! Now we just need the cold air to move east of the front so Snowtime can resume....
jimboc
December 7, 2006
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i take it back - definitely snowing now at Wisp also
kennedy
December 7, 2006
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SeaRide
December 7, 2006
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by looking at the webcams, looks like it's snowing at:
Wisp
Timberline/Canaan Valley/White Grass
Seven Springs

at this time (1325 hr), I don't see snowmaking or natural snowing at Liberty/Whitetail

I don't know about Snowshoe , anyone?
SeaRide
December 7, 2006
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237 posts
Nevermind about snowshoe.. NWS says snow, snow, snow .. this afternoon, tonight tomorrow
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