Possible big snow early next week
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skier219
March 19, 2008
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No consensus between the models yet, and it's really too early to say for sure. But there is an indication that the east coast, including interior mid-atlantic, will see a serious snowstorm around next Monday. This could be the big bookend storm some people have been waiting for. I'm going to put my ski gear in minute-man mode over the weekend. I'd most likely make a run to Snowshoe if this storm really happens. If it's as big as some suggest, it might require a night-before hole-up on the mountain!
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 19, 2008
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I'll still be at Snowshoe on Monday. I've been doing snow dances around a bonfire with no results so far...
David
March 19, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: skier219
If it's as big as some suggest, it might require a night-before hole-up on the mountain!


Paging Mr. Botta.... Please pick up on line 1.
skier219
March 19, 2008
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Keep up the dancing Lou!
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lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 20, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: David

Paging Mr. Botta.... Please pick up on line 1.


My friends leave Sunday, so I have the place all to myself.
kwillg6
March 20, 2008
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Everytime I have even thought a "big" snow it hasn't happened. I'm not going to jinx it this time so I'll say I'm planting peas and potatos next Monday . Maybe I'll clean the golf clubs too. Hmmmm.... wash the cars, put away the snowshovels, put the belly deck back on the mower....... ;\) all sure signs of spring.
skier219
March 20, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Everytime I have even thought a "big" snow it hasn't happened.


That's for sure. If it's any indication, the models are in somewhat opposite agreement from those past events. Maybe our behavior should be the opposite too (George Costanza?). So go mow the lawn (I may do the same on Saturday). Screww the snow, bring on summer!!!
jimmy
March 20, 2008
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David
March 20, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: skier219
 Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Everytime I have even thought a "big" snow it hasn't happened.


That's for sure. If it's any indication, the models are in somewhat opposite agreement from those past events. Maybe our behavior should be the opposite too (George Costanza?). So go mow the lawn (I may do the same on Saturday). Screww the snow, bring on summer!!!


RAIN, RAIN, BRING ON THE RAIN!!!
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 20, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: David

RAIN, RAIN, BRING ON THE RAIN!!!


Giant iguanas and camel flies will infest your underwear... And the snow on Monday will cover your car for the next three days :-)
David
March 20, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: lbotta
 Originally Posted By: David

RAIN, RAIN, BRING ON THE RAIN!!!


Giant iguanas and camel flies will infest your underwear... And the snow on Monday will cover your car for the next three days :-)


Ssshhh...That is the hope (not infested underwear). We are trying a little reverse psychology on this storm with hopes to fool it into being a huge snow storm Ok, nothing to see here.....
Murphy
March 21, 2008
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Hate to say it but the storm looks like it's busting already. It appears to be tracking too far south and east to have a big impact on the ski resort.

But there will be other opportunites to pick up a little snow so keep up the dancing!
skier219
March 21, 2008
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Yep, in true "opposite" form, it looks like this one is going to slip south of us and head right out to sea. \:\(
Murphy
March 21, 2008
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Can't catch a break this year. With the last two storms heading to far inland I though the more southernly track of this one was gonna finally payoff. We'll see what the latest models show.

...not that it matters bc works not letting me go anywhere until late next week and more than likely my ski season already ended last night.
skier219
March 21, 2008
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Yeah, it's like we're in a zone of silence for snow this season. Most stuff slipped north or west of us, now we have a potential bomber storm that slips south. Bah!
crunchy
March 21, 2008
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hey, 3-6" is better than nothing right? \:\)
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 21, 2008
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(My old recovering Catholic culture)...

Must have been something I did...

:-(
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 22, 2008
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Snowing at the Shoe right now. Temp came down from 46 this afternoon to 23 degrees now and still going down... Every snow gun is going as the eye can see. Besides great conditions tomorrow, it looks like the weather is cooperating to make this a great weekend
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 23, 2008
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Running the guns in late March...shows Snowshoe is committed to good conditions!
Happy Easter, all
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tskski
March 23, 2008
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Hey, don't give up yet. It's Sunday night and has started to snow in the Shenandoah Valley. Don't stop dancing!!
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 24, 2008
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Snowing on and off all day today. Great ski day on Monday even if a little crusty. 19 degrees at wakeup and 31 degrees at 1549 with snow showers, some heavy. If this continues, they will indeed have a great weekend to close the resort.

Still the sad part was the fact that Lower Shays was never opened. Better luck next year.
David
March 24, 2008
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 Originally Posted By: lbotta


Still the sad part was the fact that Lower Shays was never opened. Better luck next year.



I think that it is also very sad to see any resort close down when they still have so many trails open. It seems like a waste of snow AND money. Especially in Snowshoe's case since I would venture to say that they will close with every trail still being skiable. I understand why they have to close, it just stinks \:\( \:\( \:\(
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
March 24, 2008
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I couldn't agree with you more, David. But generally people in the Mid Atlantic "flip a switch" on April 1st. Skis, boards and gloves to to the attic, and kayaks, bikes and gym gear make an appearance... As a result, running a ski resort becomes a losing proposition business wise, and keeping it running is primarily a PA challenge.

To that, you have to add the next factor, which is the new owners of Intrawest looking for their profit, factor which led them to purchase Intrawest to begin with. I dont' think they would look positively at a major ski resort running at a loss.
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