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01-27-2012 11:09 AM
shinjisan
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Originally Posted by Shazkar View Post
seriously, it's nearly 60 degrees in nyc

this is the worst
winter
ever
I went up to Mont Tremblant during MLK weekend and that was it

I haven't gone anywhere else because the weather has been terrible
01-27-2012 10:53 AM
Snowrax
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Congrats on the improvement - (I still cant tell whether snowboarders should be doing moguls or not but I do like the challenge of trying them sometimes - except when they are iced out...
Last weekend @Elk I saw a guy and gal snowboarder absolutely kill the moguls. They were carving, hopping, and tearing around them. Then mid run the guy started doing 180s off the bumps and rode them switch. I was awestruck.
01-27-2012 10:46 AM
Shazkar seriously, it's nearly 60 degrees in nyc

this is the worst
winter
ever
01-27-2012 10:40 AM
BruceWard Damn those skiers. Likely hitting Hunter and expecting the ice rain today to make everything flat, icey and damn fast. Time to break out the Slayblade...
01-26-2012 06:59 PM
LuckyRVA
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Congrats on the improvement - (I still cant tell whether snowboarders should be doing moguls or not but I do like the challenge of trying them sometimes - except when they are iced out...
Same here, I did not find them fun. It was more exhausting than anything. But, this was on Saturday after they got a few inches of snow and the skiers made moguls on nearly every black or double black by early afternoon. So, I didn't have much of a choice.
01-26-2012 05:46 PM
BruceWard
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A skier friend and myself came to the same conclusion this past weekend. We were both absolutely beat by the end of the day after tackling the moguls on Hunter West all afternoon. I'm just to the point now (2nd season) where I can ride moguls. It was brutal.
Congrats on the improvement - (I still cant tell whether snowboarders should be doing moguls or not but I do like the challenge of trying them sometimes - except when they are iced out...
01-26-2012 05:20 PM
Shazkar I have a feeling that sadly I will be spending more time in my friend's hot tub than on the mountain this weekend. Ugh. I looked up historical weather stats for NYC, Central Park.. by this time last year, we had over 49 inches of snowfall. This winter, 7 inches. Which seemed like less since most probably didn't stick.

I'm going up to Killington in mid-Feb... I'm hoping for at least some snow before then but I am not keeping those hopes high.
01-26-2012 05:19 PM
LuckyRVA
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I am always seeing ambulances running back and forth at Hunter which is as much a testimony to their terrain as to the folks that try to manage it. The more experienced I get the more that Hunter stands out as the best terrain area in the Catskills. Windham is boring, Belleayre ok but too short, Plattekill cant make their own snow and your are then left to the heavy snowmaking and terrain of Hunter. I also agree that hanging out in Hunter West is the best way to avoid crowds.

I want to go up this weekend - hopefully the ice pellets expected will turn to snow on the mountain

A skier friend and myself came to the same conclusion this past weekend. We were both absolutely beat by the end of the day after tackling the moguls on Hunter West all afternoon. I'm just to the point now (2nd season) where I can ride moguls. It was brutal.
01-26-2012 04:35 PM
BruceWard
Hunt (or Kill)

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I really like Hunter West now that I am better. Last time I was there they had a ton of soft manmade snow (since it was below 10 degrees)

I'm going up to Windham this weekend as a friend has a place there... but this weather does not look promising
Yeah, weather looks bad - only promise is that if it does get into the high 30s/40's the snow...er, ice, will get soft by midday. Still considering a trip to Killington if I can convince my other half
01-26-2012 03:47 PM
Shazkar I really like Hunter West now that I am better. Last time I was there they had a ton of soft manmade snow (since it was below 10 degrees)

I'm going up to Windham this weekend as a friend has a place there... but this weather does not look promising
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