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Old 11-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
Sincraft
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fyi this is one of their earliest openings. They could have done so sooner but their staff , locales in many regards, were dealing with the aftermath of the blizzicane. 2' of heavy snow on trees with leaves still on them caused some mayhem. They opted not to try to call people in, and citing 'warm ground' for their reason not to groom to open sooner.

It setup for them to have a pretty ok base though in some areas. If anything, it surely cooled the ground to allow for snowmaking and a good base.

They have received a bit of snow since, and have made alot of snow allowing them to have more than enough for this early season. Sure you will get tired of the same thing after awhile but you have the whole season to look forward to expanded openings.

They will not open cupp runn or shays for awhile. This is the only reason for me to go. Otherwise, I have the same as snowshoe 50 minutes away at 7springs vert wise, with fast lifts. Cupp Runn and Shays , when I get tired, I meander over the street back to the front and hit some of those slopes just to cross them off my list, then head back to cupp for a few more before I call it a day at the bottom with beer on a sunny deck, watching people get on the lift or collapse at the bottom from exhaustion as they arent used to the length of the run, most of them. 1500 vert diamond and double diamond.

If you time it right, best time to go is right after or during a snowstorm. Good luck getting in and out though as parking is at the top of the damn mountain! Those that have sat on that hill for well over an hour watching someone from Florida with bald tires and no snow driving skills knows what Im talking about.
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