Storm treatment? CV & Blue Knob
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tomimcmillar
February 15, 2007
Member since 11/21/2004 🔗
129 posts
Hey all, looking for some local knowledge...

How bad was that shot of freezing rain down in Canaan? Did it settle up as a nasty breakable crust? Looks like an additional 4"+ laid down since. Here in southcentral PA, my yard is covered with an almost un-breakable crust over 6" of kinda dense sugar, imagine the mtns fared better, mostly concerned about 'off piste' conditions, it was realllly good last wknd, hope to get more of the same this wknd....

And, how'd Blue Knob fare? I see 12" storm total reported, any frain mixed in? Thinking of popping my BK cherry tomorrow, Friday.

Really wanna get some more of this:


and this:
wvrocks
February 15, 2007
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
From WG this morning... Surface: two inches of new light powder over a breakable rain crust that is hard to ski.

Km Groomed: We will break up and mix the powder snows with our Pisten Bulley snowcat and snowmobiles today and predict wonderful weekend powder skiing there. It will groom out nicely!


Our streak of increasingly better powder conditions came to a crashing halt yesterday! We've got a terrible breakable crust in the woods. The trail skiing was challenging yesterday. We'll need consolidation and fresh loading to improve the woods. Grooming should improve trail conditions. The up hill skiing was fine, going down was another matter. Anywhere that was previously packed down was skiable yet challenging to snow plow or turn. Stro



http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html
tomimcmillar
February 15, 2007
Member since 11/21/2004 🔗
129 posts
yeah, just saw that, hoped it wasn't the case....

any other first hand accounts????
chico
February 15, 2007
Member since 02/15/2007 🔗
3 posts
stro's post was spot on. we have had wonderful ski conditions for over a month until yesterday. hopefully the light dusting we got last night will help.

i was at canaan yesterday, and the trails that were groomed were not bad, although that was just a few of the trails that has been previously open.

a groomer over the crust should improve the downhill resorts conditions dramatically today....enjoy
wvrocks
February 15, 2007
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
I didn't get to ski yesterday but there is definetly a crust on the snow. We got 1/8 to 1/4 inch of ice the other day and some rain. It caused a pretty healthy crust, maybe 1/2 thick at my house and some very icy spots where the snow was packed down. Looks like we may get a little snow from a clipper this weekend so it will probably be pretty good. Maybe Chip, et al. will go out and ski off all that crust before the weekend.
tomimcmillar
February 15, 2007
Member since 11/21/2004 🔗
129 posts
well, the thing is, is that we were looking to explore well off the beaten path....dust on breakable crust doesn't sound like fun day in the woods.

Anybody have firsthand beta on the 7Springs-Laurel Mtn area?
bktim
February 15, 2007
Member since 06/14/2006 🔗
32 posts
We got mostly all snow at Blue Knob maybe a very little sleet mixed in. We have no crust on the snow this morning. The conditions should be great for the weekend.
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kwillg6
February 15, 2007
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
It was an elevation thing. At the elevation in the valley, they got a good dose of wet which, of course set up with the cold. It would be great for base, but not surface.
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