Which areas will take best advantage January 8-10?
January 7, 2007
Sub-freezing temps are predicted for the next few nights, through Thursday, January 11. Which ski areas do you think will make the most of this opportunity and provide the best conditions and # of runs open next Thursday-Sunday?
Well, Snowshoe has the most open so they should still be in the lead on the 11th but from going from little to a lot you can't beat Seven Springs snow making system.
Return to Wisp? Little Bryce might offer something decent in a quick timeframe. I'm sure the Snowtime Resorts will try hard, could be interesting race before next, and hopefully brief, warm stretch.
With Wisp's recent snowmaking upgrades for their new slopes, I'd say their capacity to make snow outshines Seven Springs with more water reserves at hand. Based on looking at their pictures, all of their main artery trails now are suffering bad. Backbone Pass is down to a several foot wide slice of snow left over by the ditch area. The Ridge Runner connector trail to the lift is now getting it's headwall eaten away. That will effectively shut down Happy Camper, Backbone Pass, and Ridge Runner leaving them with just a few of the older trails open. It's going to be cutting it close.