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pford
December 16, 2003
Member since 12/16/2003
1 posts
Just came back from Magic. 1st day open. Snowed 15" Monday. Nothing groomed. The east can be very, very good.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 17, 2003
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
We're getting some FRESH right here in the Mid-Atlantic:

From NWS 26260:

Tonight. Occasional snow showers. Up to 3 inches of accumulation is possible. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds around 15 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Thursday. Snow showers likely. An inch or less of snow accumulation. Continued cool with highs in the upper 20s. West winds around 20 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Thursday night. Snow showers likely. Total accumulation. Up to 6 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/WVZ041.php?warncounty=WVC093&city=Davis

[This message has been edited by johnfmh (edited 12-17-2003).]

(Anonymous)
December 17, 2003
Canaan valley, a little chunk of canada that has drifted south! Whitegrass is flying the maple leaf flag thru this nordic blast.I would predict the total event but scott would get upset.SMILEY FACE!
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 18, 2003
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
Snowshoe is reporting 7 inches of new snow.

AND FOLKS, SNOWSHOE'S REPORTS ARE ACCURATE!!!!

THEY USE THE NWS MELT METHODOLOGY.

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(Anonymous)
December 18, 2003
7Springs is reporting 5 inches, although I don't know what method they're using.

I was at 7Springs last year during the President's Day blizzard, and the resort was claiming 41" from the storm....but I suspected it might have been a wee bit less than that. I saw a ton of snow, but I'm not sure it was 41".

jimc
December 18, 2003
Member since 03/30/2004
16 posts
on that same sort of note......how can killington and other VT resorts, receive over 7 feet of natural snow in december and not be 100% open.....jeeeshh
Lietmotiv
December 18, 2003
Member since 12/31/2001
113 posts
We have to remember that just because a ton of snow drops doesn't mean that the resorts can mark itself as all open. Last year when WV got dumped on they couldn't do anything. No one could get to work to open the ticket windows, lifts or anything else.

jimmer
December 18, 2003
Member since 11/25/2003
53 posts
Another possible answer to jimc is that Vermont has much bigger rocks to cover up. Also - just because it falls doesn't mean it stays in one place. If there is any wind at all - Most of that snow ends up in the trees without any kind of snow-farming measures like are seen in the resorts that sit above the tree-line (sunshine outside of BANF)

jimmer

jimc
December 18, 2003
Member since 03/30/2004
16 posts
mad river glen is 100% open - they rely mostly on natural to open - if they can do it......
danwxman
December 18, 2003
Member since 03/7/2004
58 posts
Blue Knob got 12"
(Anonymous)
December 19, 2003
13" at beech mtn,NC!! With 6 more to go-Powder in the southern Apps
NCskier
December 19, 2003
Member since 12/12/2003
30 posts
2 feet at Wolf Laurel in NC and theres more to come.
(Anonymous)
December 20, 2003
30" at beech mtn---WUZZZ UPP?? Record pricip for this type of storm.No real low pressure system just plain ole cold moist air from alberta,CN upsloping 5 to 6000' + mtns 6700'mt mitchell, 30" too. over 2 foot on Grandfather. 54 degrees in tampa
Roy
December 21, 2003
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
Andy I was there with you. Except I didn't make it to Beech Mtn. A buddy of mine has a cabin off of 421 North of Boone. We just skied the 2 feet of fresh powder around his house (top vertical we got was 770ft!). And we still have powder out there. I think it's time for more freshies!
(Anonymous)
December 21, 2003
hey roy I drive thru that area on the way to mtn city,tn & have noticed a couple of big mtns there.one is snake mtn which maybe you were around.I know that big billy gets snow + elk knob looks like a potential big ski mtn
Roy
December 22, 2003
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
Not sure what the name of the mountain is. It is off 421N. Make a right onto Hwy 67 just after the Tenn border. Then after 1 mile, the road comes back into NC and the mountain is on the right.

Directly across from this mountain, a farmer has a huge bowl that he keeps cows on during the winter. I didn't ski it but there was plenty of potential.

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