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Well...

Turns will definitely be made this weekend.  For me it's a question of
whether or not it's going to be worth spending $$ on Stowe to turn on
crap, or ski for free at Smuggs and turn on crap.

Personally, I'm willing to make that call on Sat. night, after checking
out the conditions.

On 3/4/2004 2:42 PM, Scott Braaten wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:45:06 -0500, Richard C Ramsden <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>
>>The weather definitely looks unfavorable.
>>Not worth a 420 mile drive.
>>
>>Looks like I'll be sweltering in Philly this weekend.
>
>
> My intent was in no way to make it out to be worthless skiing this
> weekend.  Although Marc's story hits a chord with me because I can
> remember last season being at Gore after one of these thaws and quick temp
> drops (5,000ft temp goes from near +10C on Saturday to -14C by Sunday).  I
> remember intermediate trails took on a totally different meaning and
> falling on any pitch meant clawing at the trail to stop sliding.  Also
> falling resulted in ripping of ski clothes on the very sharp groomed
> terrain.  This is also because Gore does not know how to handle a thaw and
> they generally don't know what they are doing with a grooming machine.
>
> I'm still up in the air about making turns this weekend, but for me its
> not that far out of my way to go make a few turns and head home.
>
> Pay attention to the forecast...although this looks like one of those
> things that is pretty much set in stone (its always the thaws that are a
> given, and not the snowstorms).  One thing that might be a saving grace is
> if the cold air can remain trapped in the mountains throughout the
> event...but temps would still go above freezing but maybe only to 40
> instead of 50.  And they would still plummet afterward.
>
> -Scott
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