Timberline Trails on Opening Day
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Clay
December 3, 2008
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
According to their website:

"Trails that are expected to be open on Thursday are: Crossroads, Timberline, Whiteout, Woods hole, Upper White Lightning, Upper Silver Streak. More trails will be opening as the days go on." So you will basically have one trail plus the beginner's area open.

According to the trail report they have six green trails coming online next week. They are making snow on Twister and OTW but have no ETA on them.
tgd
December 3, 2008
Member since 07/15/2004 🔗
585 posts
If they're makin' on OTW we're in good shape. Those big snow towers can open that trail and the Drop pretty quick.

Tom
Kris
December 4, 2008
Member since 03/15/2005 🔗
248 posts
I dont understand...over 3 feet of snow last few weeks...and less than 10 trails open...Doesent make sense...
kwillg6
December 4, 2008
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
Originally Posted By: Kris
I dont understand...over 3 feet of snow last few weeks...and less than 10 trails open...Doesent make sense...


I understand you're frustration... but remember last year? T-line had the only advanced level terrain open south of new england cuz they lay down a very heavy base and didn't lose it or have to close like everybody else did. There's a method to their madness but sometimes I have a hard time wondering what it is. frown
wvrocks
December 4, 2008
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
Sure the valley has had almost 5 feet of snowFALL, that doesn't mean there is 5 feet of snowPACK. Check out the numbers from Dave Leshers site:

-------------- Daily ------------- -- Month/Season/Year -
Temperature 24 hr 24hr Snow Precip'tion Snowfall
Date Max Min 7AM Precp Snow Dpth MTD YTD MTD STD
(F) (F) (F) (in.) (in.) 7AM (in.)(in.) in.) (in.)
------ --- --- --- ----- ---- ---- ----- ----- ---- -----
Dec 04 44 20 36 0.00 0.0 5 0.30 65.98 2.9 58.0
Dec 03 23 16 20 0.02 0.4 7 0.30 65.98 2.9 58.0
Dec 02 30 20 20 0.28 2.5 8 0.28 65.96 2.5 57.6
Dec 01 36 27 30 0.09 T 6 T 65.68 T 55.1

Nov 30 41 16 27 0.00 0.0 8 6.00 65.68 43.1 55.1
Nov 29 34 15 16 0.00 0.0 10 6.00 65.68 43.1 55.1
Nov 28 33 18 28 0.00 0.0 11 6.00 65.68 43.1 55.1
Nov 27 22 20 20 0.02 0.4 13 6.00 65.68 43.1 55.1
Nov 26 24 21 21 1.17 13.3 14 5.98 65.66 42.7 54.7
Nov 25 38 22 23 1.23 0.8 4 4.81 64.49 29.4 41.4
Nov 24 34 10 29 0.00 0.0 8 3.58 63.26 28.6 40.6
Nov 23 18 9 11 T T 10 3.58 63.26 28.6 40.6
Nov 22 16 9 9 0.32 5.0 12 3.58 63.26 28.6 40.6
Nov 21 23 16 16 0.26 3.3 10 3.26 62.94 23.6 35.6
Nov 20 23 11 23 0.02 0.3 9 3.00 61.98 20.3 32.3
Nov 19 19 11 13 0.48 6.9 12 2.98 61.96 20.0 32.0
Nov 18 26 16 16 0.65 8.7 10 2.50 61.48 13.1 25.1
Nov 17 25 21 23 0.11 1.1 4 1.85 60.83 4.4 16.4
Nov 16 54 24 24 0.53 3.1 3 1.74 60.72 3.3 15.3

See, never more than 14 inches on the ground at any time in November. Sure there were drifts that were deeper. Consider too that Dave's measurements weren't of snow that had been run over by a groomer and skiers.
fishnski
December 4, 2008
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
But then again my high mtn neighbor, you add the manmade on top of that & you got bunches! Went sledding up at Timberline over T-Giving weekend & couldn't hardly walk up the hill thru the very deep snow to get to a packed groomer trail to sled on...I can see the 1st day at $1 lift rates but over the weekend they should make life more interesting for us...Wisp did..Snowshoe has been doing it for awhile now.
wvrocks
December 4, 2008
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
True, but when you put down a thick base like Timberline does, you don't get many trails open early. So a lot of that natural doesn't get covered with manmade. They've done a great job with snowmaking this season and I think most will be pleased with the results. Way ahead of last year, thats for sure.
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