True exposure of Whitetail slopes
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 15, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004
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I'm having trouble mastering the search function for the new forum. Anybody recall a thread on the true exposure of Whitetail slopes? I think some of us thought it was south, but a Whitetail regular said it was really east? Or something like that? Whitetail definitely seems to catch more direct sun then some other local ski layouts. Anybody have the straight skinny on the exposure of the slopes at Whitetail? While I'm asking, anybody know if there are any other local areas that face in some direction other than mostly northeast? Thanks.
JohnL
July 15, 2004
Member since 01/6/2000
3,509 posts
I think it was a post by Physics Man. Can you search on posts for a user?
JR
July 15, 2004
Member since 01/1/2003
276 posts
They are mostly Southeast facing except for the bunny slope. Here is an arial photo.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=13&x=155&y=2751&z=18&w=1
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 16, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004
2,645 posts
Thanks JR. The photo answers my question.
PhysicsMan
July 16, 2004
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
Yup, it was by me, but I too had a difficult time finding it using the search function, and once I did, I couldn't see any obvious way to provide a unique URL for the post that would take you directly to it. So, in lieu of that, here it is again:

> Re: Where to ski in VA
> 09/30/03 02:51 AM Edit Reply Quote
>
>> ...Whitetail's slopes face south ...
>
>A lot of people think this, but take a look at Topozone:
>For the record, WT's slopes go from approx. NE-facing (the
>neverever slopes) through ENE (the main green slope) to
>approx SE (most of the blues and blacks). Only the very
>bottoms of the blue and black slopes to the right (looking
>up the mtn) of their respective lifts actually curve all
>the way around to S-facing.
>
>While WT's orientation certainly could be better, its not
>as if the average orientation for the entire trail system
>was due south and slopes ranged from SE all the way around
>to SW-facing.
>
>Tom / PM
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