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#42557 - 01/09/09 08:31 PM Conditions?
Dillbag Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: "The Town"
Can someone give a quick conditions report on the snow conditions around the area?

I know it's supposed to snow tonight/tomorrow but just curious what conditions are like currently.

Thanks...
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#42558 - 01/10/09 12:26 AM Re: Conditions? [Re: Dillbag]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
there's mostly ice, but kind of crusty stuff. IMO there's enough right now to at least provide a decent base. at mohonk I'm pretty sure they would have gone over it, which might make decent skating. best to call them in the morning.
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#42561 - 01/10/09 01:46 AM Re: Conditions? [Re: Dillbag]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
If the steeper slopes in the Catskills have the sort of icy top layer that my yard does, and we get a dump of snow tomorrow night, I can imagine places like Deep Notch will avalanche. (I've seen it happen in Stoney Clove)

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#42622 - 01/17/09 05:30 AM Re: Conditions? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Jannette Offline

Cliffmama
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Registered: 10/03/00
Posts: 2225
Loc: Gardiner, NY
How are the x-c skiing conditions this weekend (1/17) at Mohonk? We're heading up for the weekend...

Jannette

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#42632 - 01/17/09 09:49 PM Re: Conditions? [Re: Jannette]
KathyS Offline
member

Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 196
Loc: NY, USA
Here's what Larry Kosofsky posted on the mhxcss Yahoo group:

"Wonderful conditions continue at Mohonk...still kind of cold for
skating: didn't see too many skaters on the hotel side, at least.
A bunch of us skied down Kleinekill, around Oakwood and back up Laurel
Ledge...nice tracks, great hard wax conditions. Temperature rose (!)
to 17 by 2:30 p.m., but it seemed warmer, with very little wind,
mostly sunny skies. Eagle Cliff was spectacular; the Mohonk vistas
are incomparable. Lots of cars in the lot, and tomorrow should be as
good or better with more moderate temperatures. Larry K. "

Kathy

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#42655 - 01/19/09 02:13 AM Re: Conditions? [Re: KathyS]
phlan Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
hey, good old Larry! he's quite a skier. he's out every day usually. you might see him as a blur as he shoots by you.

I am also on the mhxcss group, it's great. I think we should do more around these parts.
anyway an update ...
conditions this weekend were extremely good. everywhere. mohonk is grooming crazy good. it should only get better as things set up during the week and stays cold.
look for fantastic conditions next weekend.
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#42674 - 01/19/09 08:48 PM Re: Conditions? [Re: phlan]
johnm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 36
Thanks for the updates Phlan.

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#42777 - 01/25/09 03:09 AM Re: Conditions? [Re: johnm]
phlan Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
can't resist posting / raving about fantastic conditions this weekend. unbelievable hero snow for skating at mohonk today. saw larry and a slew of the locals out getting their jollies today... especially if you're skating conditions almost can't get better than this, but classic should be pretty good too.

dunno whats up at minne but I suspect things are purty good there too.

wish I could ski all weekend but my dad is having terrible health problems and I have got to drive up to Ithaca tomorrow to see him and cheer him up.

but things should hold up pretty well into next weekend when I am taking another 3 day weekend.

enjoy all the nice krusty fun snow. :-)
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#42788 - 01/26/09 03:27 PM Re: Conditions? [Re: phlan]
affix Offline
stranger

Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 4
Minnewaksa was awesome on Saturday.

Lots of trails closed though cause of "blowdown".

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#42801 - 01/26/09 07:34 PM Re: Conditions? [Re: affix]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
 Originally Posted By: affix
Lots of trails closed though cause of "blowdown".


It was like that last year. Best time to ski 'em is when they're closed!

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