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Old 01-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, 7 Springs was planned a couple months ago to meet with friends who have a ride-in/out lodge so I made the trek up there anyway. Snowshoe is probably about 5.5 hours from where I am right now. The advantage with wintergreen is that my gf is in Charlottesville which is only an hour away. It's just more convenient. Maybe I should call wintergreen and see if they have any guesses of what'll be open tomorrow.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would say go for it. They are ramping up in preparation for great weekend conditions. The Highlands/ Big Acorn were previously opened before the warm temps so with tonights snow plus snowmaking should allow them to open almost everything tomorrow.
New improvements to their snowmaking system has allowed them to blow the entire resort in a short time.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, 7 Springs was planned a couple months ago to meet with friends who have a ride-in/out lodge so I made the trek up there anyway. Snowshoe is probably about 5.5 hours from where I am right now. The advantage with wintergreen is that my gf is in Charlottesville which is only an hour away. It's just more convenient. Maybe I should call wintergreen and see if they have any guesses of what'll be open tomorrow.
WG is pretty tight lipped about future openings. They don't want to say something then disappoint when they can't deliver.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i'm assuming you've been to wintergreen before. you really think they'll open up most of the trails. they only have 6 open today, somehow i don't think they're going to get enough coverage to open up even half of their trails even with improved snowmaking technology. or i'm just really underestimating what that technology is capable of nowadays.

any opinions of wintergreen in general? i've been to snowshoe which is decent, but i'm assuming wintergreen is about half that size.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i'm assuming you've been to wintergreen before. you really think they'll open up most of the trails. they only have 6 open today, somehow i don't think they're going to get enough coverage to open up even half of their trails even with improved snowmaking technology. or i'm just really underestimating what that technology is capable of nowadays.

any opinions of wintergreen in general? i've been to snowshoe which is decent, but i'm assuming wintergreen is about half that size.
I was at WG in early January. They were mostly open and blowing the closed trails at that time.
They only have 6 open today for a few reasons 1. They are expecting a light crowd today so they opened the minimum. 2. They will blow the closed trails day and night to recover from the warm days. 3. To prepare for the holiday weekend by blowing as much as they can.
Snowmaking combined with tonight's natural snow will make for great conditions tomorrow and into the weekend.
I think you are underestimating their new capabilities. The new water tank cuts in half the time needed to cover the mountain.
Here's my honest opinion of WG- it's a good intermediate mountain. It's facilitities are somewhat dated. There are a handful of fun blue/ black trails.
WG gives good value for the ticket prices.

WG is about 1/2 the size of Snowshoe. You get what you pay for. If you think Snowhoe was decent, then WG may be somewhat depressing for you. But, it is all we have around here so make the best of it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ski mag, transworld snowboarding and the burton us open go to 7 springs for a reason...

just sayin..
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thanks for all of the info. i've got a better idea now at least if what it'll be like out there tomorrow/this weekend.

i think i'll just flip a coin...
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shoot me a pm if you end up going to 7 springs.. ill be up there..
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Actually, yea fuck it. I was in Park City 2 weeks ago and 7 Springs last week, I can skip a weekend. Sitting at home, eating pizza and getting get sounds pretty appealing. Thanks for all the advice though guys!
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Well, 7 Springs was planned a couple months ago to meet with friends who have a ride-in/out lodge so I made the trek up there anyway. Snowshoe is probably about 5.5 hours from where I am right now. The advantage with wintergreen is that my gf is in Charlottesville which is only an hour away. It's just more convenient. Maybe I should call wintergreen and see if they have any guesses of what'll be open tomorrow.
Fuck it just go to wintergreen board all day then go to your girlfreinds house and bang it out WIN!WIN! Unless the gf is not down.
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