First Mid-A Lift-Serviced Skiing ?
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bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
October 7, 2009
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With all the talk about first snow in the air, what's your prediction for the first lift-serviced skiing in the Mid-Atlantic (defined as alpine PA-MD-WV-VA-NC areas profiled by DCSki)?

Which area? Which date?

I have to admit that I haven't followed first openings all that much. Instead, I just hope to get started as soon after Thanksgiving as possible. But for this year I'll predict that Wisp and Camelback will both open on Saturday, November 21.

Woody
GGNagy
October 8, 2009
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I seem to think that Cataloochee was firsties the last couple of years, but they are not profiled by dcski. Therefore, before anyone pulls a Mr Segal, I'm gonna say Sugar Mtn will have an open white ribbon of death on November 14th.
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
October 8, 2009
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I am with you on Sugar. They have the elevation and it is a matter of pride for them.
JtownLaurels
October 8, 2009
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I do agree with the North Carolina predictions based on the past couple years. Deep down of course I hope that Timberline has a complete change of philosophy and beats em to the punch. More realistically, id be happy to get a run or two in over thanksgiving up here at 7Springs or HV.
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kwillg6
October 8, 2009
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I don't think Sugar or any of the NC areas just yet....still too warm and then there's the sun angle. Then again, I know Gunther...
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
October 8, 2009
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no, they are probably more than a month away from regular service, and probably a few weeks away from an early, irregular opening. but it will happen and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel my friends. geek out, all.
langleyskier
October 9, 2009
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Cataloochee, definitely... think within 2 weeks
liketoskidad
October 11, 2009
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If we're talking about a place that opens and stays open. I say 7 Springs on Nov 27th
Denis - DCSki Supporter
October 14, 2009
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Looks like Sunday River is first.
http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/MountainReport/index.html

How long they can stay open is another question.
Steve
October 14, 2009
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[quote=Denis]Looks like Sunday River is first

When did Maine become part of the MA? wink

Steve
Denis - DCSki Supporter
October 14, 2009
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Dang. Got to keep my enthusiasm from running away with me. smile
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
October 18, 2009
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Well, the cat got a little snowfall and decided to go for ti. Earlier than I thought. How long can they last ?

http://www.cataloochee.com

Breaking News!!!
Well...the weather is here and we know you're all beautiful and we hope to see each of you on Monday! You heard it right, we began making snow for the 2009/2010 snowsports season on Sunday, October 18 at 6:45am and with a weather forecast for lows in the 20's for tonight, Cataloochee plans on making snow as long as temperatures permit on Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill and plans to kick off the 2009/2010 season at 1pm on Monday, October 19.

ps: yeah I know it's a little south, but just go with it, ok.
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
October 18, 2009
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ooops. double post.
David
October 19, 2009
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I know this thread is for lift-serviced skiing, but it looks like some folks did some skiing at Whitegrass today.

http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html
bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
October 19, 2009
Member since 02/23/2006 🔗
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Originally Posted By: pagamony


Well, the cat got a little snowfall and decided to go for ti. Earlier than I thought. How long can they last ?

http://www.cataloochee.com

Breaking News!!!
Well...the weather is here and we know you're all beautiful and we hope to see each of you on Monday! You heard it right, we began making snow for the 2009/2010 snowsports season on Sunday, October 18 at 6:45am and with a weather forecast for lows in the 20's for tonight, Cataloochee plans on making snow as long as temperatures permit on Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill and plans to kick off the 2009/2010 season at 1pm on Monday, October 19.

ps: yeah I know it's a little south, but just go with it, ok.


Not yet. Here's their post for Monday, October 19:

Breaking News!!!
Due to an unexpected temperature inversion last night, we were unable to make snow like we had anticipated. We will NOT be opening on Monday, October 19th as planned. We appologize to everyone who had planned on coming out and helping us usher in the new season. Please check back for updated and and announcements for when the opening will be.
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
October 20, 2009
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oh well. not that I would have gone anyway, I'm actually here in DC this week. the watch is back on.
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