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Scott Braaten <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:26:40 -0400
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On Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:09:48 -0400, Leigh Daboll
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>FWIW, I was just reading the lastest issue of Skiing, which rates Castle as
>#8 in NA for overall "Snow Quality", with 275" annually and high percentage
>of untracked.  Apparently, Tony Crocker was a consultant.
>
>However, I'd feel better about booking a trip if it wasn't an El Nino
>year -which usually hits the Canadian rockies about the hardest of anywhere
>(ie: a snow drought).

Now I consider myself to know quite a lot about ski areas all over North
America, its kind of like a hobby to know every ski areas verticle drop and
snowfall, ect....but I don't even know if I've ever heard of Castle; the
name does not ring a bell!  And the fact that it got #8 in snow quality in
Skiing Mag, has me wondering even more. This isn't a new mountain or a
mountain that changed its name is it?  Where's it located; near Fortress or
interior B.C. with Sun Peaks and Big White?

Yeah with a minor El Nino who knows what will happen.  Good southern storm
track out west...'97-'98 basted Tahoe to Utah in powder, but that was
pretty damn strong El Nino.

Scott

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