Thursday, December 30, 2010

12/30/10-Save $10 with Amex on Mid-Week lift ticks at Sunday River, Sugarloaf & Loon

Save $10 when you pay for a mid-week lift with an American Express Card at Sunday River, Sugarloaf or Loon Mt. Details here:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12/29/10-Safe skiing advice from Chago

Post by Chago of Nashua, NH - 12/29/10:

I was reading the blog about death at Cannon, Mt on 12/16 and it truly is a tragedy. Placing blame is never going to bring the person back and I pray for the loss of the family and friends.

But I would like to add for the benefit of my fellow friends as they ski Cannon.

I was skiing Cannon last weekend and knew from reviewing the open trails before I went on the first lift ride that the DJ's Tram Run and Kinsman glades were NOT open as they are my favorites at Cannon. As I was cruising past their entrances at 11:00AM they were NOT marked closed. I found this odd as I knew there clearly was not enough snow for those runs on this day. I used my own good judgement and did not enter them. Looking back, I should have notified the management at Cannon that they forgot to close those two runs with ropes. Instead I just kept on skiing. I noticed later in the day around 2pm that they finally roped those runs off.

My point: Cannon has in the past failed to rope off closed runs that are very hazardous such as the rocky Tram Run as I personally witnessed last weekend. So, we all need to use our best judgement when skiing or riding. We may be skiing INbounds, but just as we ski out of bounds, as many of us do regularly, we all should exercise good judgement in what we choose to ski. Skiing is a risky sport which we all love and if we exercise our own good judgement instead of relying on the resort to do it for us we will have a better chance of going home alive and safe at the end of the day.

Just Beware that Cannon has in the past failed to rope off closed trails. I will continue to ski Cannon but will think twice before entering runs that I know are quite hazardous.

Ski safe!
Chago - Nashua, NH

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12/28/10 - Snowfall from last storm at New Hampshire Ski Areas

Bretton Woods 36"
Cannon 32"
Wildcat 28"
Mt. Sunapee 18"
Loon 18"
Gunstock 16"
Ragged 15"
Black Mt. 14"
Dartmouth Skiway 14"
Cranmore 13"
King Pine 13"
Crotched 12"
Granite Gorge 11"
Pats Peak 10",
The Balsms 10"
Waterville Valley 9"
Attitash 8"

12/28/10 CNN Reporting Spillway Chairlift @ Sugarloaf derailed

11:10 AM: CNN is reporting that because of high wind gusts, the cable on the Spillway chairlift at Sugarloaf derailed off a tower and there are some injuries. Three to four chairlifts fell to the ground. Currently they are working on a belay system to get close to 100 skiers off the lift one chair at a time. Winds are gusty and the current temperature is only 8 degrees.

11:50 AM: CNN reporter on the chairlift is reporting that half the people on the lift have been evacuated and the process is going smoothly and fast.

12:00 PM: Sugarloaf's post on their web site about the incident:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Killington & Sunday River reporting 12"-16" of new far

Killington Conditions:

Open Trails: 98
Open Lifts: 18
Miles of Skiing: 47
Acres of Skiing: 515
Surface Conditions: Powder / Packed Powder
New Snow 24 hours: 14"
New Snow 48 hours: 14"
New Snow 7 days: 18"
Average Base Depth: 18" - 24"
Total Season Snowfall: 81"
Base Areas: K-1: Open
Snowshed: Open
Ramshead: Open
Bear Mountain: Open
Skyeship: Open

Sunday River Conditions:


New Snow: 18
Past 1 Days Snow 18
Snowmaking Trails: 10
Primary Surface: POWDER
Secondary Surface: packed powder
Avg Base Depth: 32

Trails This Weekend: 100
Lifts This Weekend: 15

Direct links to Snow Conditions added to Bumps & Powder

We have added direct links on Bumps & Powder to snow conditions for some of the more popular resorts in Maine, New Hampshire and Maine. Snow Condition links can be found on the right side of every page of this blog.

Maine Conditions

New Hampshire Conditions

Vermont Conditions