New England


While some New Englanders get on a plane to bask in 18 inches of freshies with sun beaming in the low-30s F, at Beaver Creek; others will be dealing with slightly different conditions this holiday season.  Take Wildcat, for example… a very solid New England track, although one of the coldest places on earth (no joke, Mt. Washington has some of the strongest winds and coldest weather ever recorded…).  Of course, New England resort owners have become very good at marketing, since the reality of the conditions does not sell tickets!

Here is today’s ski report from Wildcat (with the Apres-translation)

Date: Tue, Dec 16 2008

Open Lifts: 2 (apres-translation: 1 chair and 1 t-bar)

Open Trails: 12 (apres-translation: 5 1/2… plus a few cutovers and cat walks)

New Snow: Last 24 hours = 0   This week = 6   Annual: 39 (apres-translation: it rained twice and we have been blowing at night)

Primary Surface: Loose/Frozen Granular (apres-translation: ice… bring skates)

Secondary Surface: Variable (apres-translation: grass and rocks)

Base Depth: 8″ – 30″ (apres-translation: 4″)

Weather Forecast: Partly Sunny, highs in the 20s (apres-translation: cloudy, windy, and cold)

Happy Holiday’s


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