Sunday, December 8, 2013
Grooming crews did a nice job getting the mountain back in shape after last week's warm temperatures, but the hoped-for summit terrain remains on hold. With the return of cold temperatures over the weekend, snowmaking was in progress on Cloud, Open Pit and Uncas, so it seems very likely that the Straightbrook chairlift and summit terrain will open before next weekend. Even with the set-back of last week's weather Uncas, Pine Knot and Tannery are now open.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Prolonged cold in the wake of last week’s pre-Thanksgiving rain has allowed Gore’s snowmaking crews to expand trail counts and produce excellent early-season conditions. Just about everyone on the hill Sunday was commenting about how good the skiing was for Thanksgiving weekend. Instead of the more typical Thanksgiving offerings of sketchy coverage on a single route, just about all of the East side terrain is now open (Twister being the only notable exception).
Sunday, November 24, 2013
We arrived at the mountain mid-morning and endured a half hour of pain picking up our season passes (arrgh!!), but the delay may have worked in our favor as the skiing only improved during the day. Warm temperatures on Friday followed by an overnight freeze locked up the snow surfaces, but skier traffic, a few snowmaking guns and some natural snow mixing in seemed to make each run a little bit nicer than the one before.
Monday, November 18, 2013
We decided to take advantage of Whiteface's earliest-ever opening and headed up on Sunday to kick off our 2013-14 ski season two weeks early. While it wasn't much of a day for taking pictures, the skiing turned out to be quite good and the day stayed at least mostly dry.