New England’s Big Snow Means Great Conditions (Once You Can Get There)

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New England’s Big Snow Means Great Conditions (Once You Can Get There)

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J2SkiNews posted Dec-2010

The recent huge snowfalls in the eastern US my have caused the latest round of travel nightmares, but they're also great news for the busiest week of the season in New England, so long as skiers and boarders can reach the slopes.
Resorts are reporting up to four feet (120cm) of new snow has fallen in 48 hours, with most reporting two to three feet (60-90cm) of snow and several over a metre.
Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire has reported the most new snow with 1.22m according to a table published by www.skiinfo.co.uk. Newarby bretton woods along with Sugarloaf in Maine both report more than a metre of new snow,
The big falls come at the end of a cold December which had already allowed the region, the world's most extensively equipped for snowmaking, to build up a good base.
The falling snow in urban areas also gets people thinking about hitting the ski slopes.
However the ski areas will be hoping that roads can be cleared quickly. In the week before Christmas it was on the West Coast of the US that huge snowfalls were reported at Mammoth Mountain in California, but despite receiving more than three metres (ten feet) of new snow, the famous resorts which currently has a deeper base than any other ski area on the planet at over 5.5 metres (18 feet) saw visitor numbers drop by 75% in the immediate aftermath of the extreme weather as visitors struggled to reach the slopes.
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Trencher
reply to 'New England’s Big Snow Means Great Conditions (Once You Can Get There)'
posted Dec-2010

J2SkiNews wrote:The recent huge snowfalls in the eastern US


Good job too, as you might need a soft landing, if they are doing maintenance on the lifts while you are riding up at Sugar Loaf. On another forum, someone posted that they were riding up on the parallel lift, when the cable came off. His mother was on one of the chairs that hit the ground, but was OK. Apparently, there was a guy on the lift tower using a hammer (maybe to clear ice). He thought it had nothing to do with the wind, as reported.
because I'm so inclined .....
Edited 1 time. Last update at 29-Dec-2010

Trencher
reply to 'New England’s Big Snow Means Great Conditions (Once You Can Get There)'
posted Dec-2010

Not sure if this site is available in the UK, but details of the accident are here...


http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/sugarloaf-wind-partly-to-blame-in-maine-chairlift-crash-that-injured-eight-25-ncx-20101229
because I'm so inclined .....

Topic last updated on 30-December-2010 at 03:49

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