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01-23-2013 09:28 PM
inpajamas Nope, I didn't end up going that weekend. I stayed at home and was super lazy.

I do plan on going this Saturday though. It's been super cold and they've been blowing snow all week. I expect pretty decent conditions and I'd rather ride somewhere than nowhere!
01-23-2013 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by BeachLegoGal View Post
Did you end up going to Wintergreen? My husband and I went yesterday and it was horrible- very icy and slushy with muddy spots.
That is the reason I don't wast my time at Wintergreen.
01-21-2013 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by inpajamas View Post

Problem is, I have to make the decision to drive over there tonight prior to knowing for sure what the slope report is going to look like tomororw. What do you think? Think it's worth the gamble?
Did you end up going to Wintergreen? My husband and I went yesterday and it was horrible- very icy and slushy with muddy spots.
01-17-2013 02:32 PM
inpajamas @onel0wcubn - thanks for the invite. probably won't make it up there this weekend but if i change my mind i'll let you know.

@TMXMOTORSPORTS - well, if i don't go to wintergreen to ride she'll be coming over here to visit. so i can take care of the second part without having to make a roundtrip drive of 6 hours.
01-17-2013 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by inpajamas View Post
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.
01-17-2013 02:06 PM
inpajamas 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!
01-17-2013 02:04 PM
onel0wcubn shoot me a pm if you end up going to 7 springs.. ill be up there..
01-17-2013 02:01 PM
inpajamas 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...
01-17-2013 01:43 PM
onel0wcubn ski mag, transworld snowboarding and the burton us open go to 7 springs for a reason...

just sayin..
01-17-2013 01:37 PM
stuttering stan
Originally Posted by inpajamas View Post
@stuttering stan

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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