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  1. Here it is this folks...one last post for one...

    Here it is this folks...one last post for one last day of lift serve skiing in the East.

    Skiing in June: ski season is never over when it’s an endless season – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – One...
  2. Not as far as October turns in West Virginia. :P...

    Not as far as October turns in West Virginia. :P

    Right now the forecast isn't great for Friday (Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Very windy. Chance of...
  3. Any opinion on how much snow left in Great Gulf...

    Any opinion on how much snow left in Great Gulf and snowfields (wondering with the rain forecast in the 1st part of this week)? I'd like to head down to K on June 1 (if they open) then head to see...
  4. Yep, that is what I saw in Wednesday email. ...

    Yep, that is what I saw in Wednesday email.

    Busy day today, but I picked up my renewed passport (it was expiring last week), so if it's not crazy wet tomorrow, I'll head down to K town tomorrow...
  5. Where did you see that? Current road status is up...

    Where did you see that? Current road status is up to the treeline.

    http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/status-weather



    Also, still no word on their FB page. Maybe this weekend?
  6. ***Update: Friday May 19, 3:00pm: The MSS crew...

    ***Update: Friday May 19, 3:00pm: The MSS crew couldn't save the snow; the heatwave killed St-Sauveur season this week. MSS's last day was Saturday May 13.
  7. There is some info on deals deep into their...

    There is some info on deals deep into their website (http://www.killington.com/site/tickets/tickets_and_cards/special_offers), here's a quote from my post.
  8. Damn... I had May 29, but I changed before I...

    Damn... I had May 29, but I changed before I published the post. I thought maybe I was mistaken in my info. The K website indicates that 2015-16 closing was on May 28...
  9. Planning to go to the Canadian Passport (it...

    Planning to go to the Canadian Passport (it expires this Monday) and ask for a rush job. Hoping to get it before the end of the month. No skiing for me this weekend, I'll be going to Toronto with the...
  10. Holy Caribou!!! "S" for Sweet Score!!!

    Holy Caribou!!! "S" for Sweet Score!!!
  11. You are correct. They will be reopening...

    You are correct. They will be reopening Sat-Sun-Mon, so May 22 is the new target. I've updated my blog.
  12. Actually I realized that it was the long weekend,...

    Actually I realized that it was the long weekend, I just knew that they were opening that extra weekend, so maybe they'll be open on that Monday also. Anyway, going to see Adrian Belew at Club Soda...
  13. Update: @SommetSaintSau announced extra wkend of...

    Update: @SommetSaintSau announced extra wkend of skiing. New closing date: May 21. @KillingtonMtn still going until the snow melts or June.
  14. ^^^ Need to get that passport renewed or should...

    ^^^
    Need to get that passport renewed or should I just wait until it expires at the end of May?

    For lift served option, we are down to the same old two...for a 5th year in a row. ;) MSS and Kmart...
  15. Not much around there, but great if the snow is...

    Not much around there, but great if the snow is good.

    Proper town with a vibe, San Martin de Los Andes and Villa Langostura as previously mentioned. Pucon and Las Trancas are also cool. That being...
  16. La Hoya / Esquel is probably my second favorite...

    La Hoya / Esquel is probably my second favorite place in SA, mainly do to the price/off-radar/terrain.

    Here is stuff from my last trip back in...

    2008:...
  17. Hard to time it right without any potential trips...

    Hard to time it right without any potential trips South of the border. Otto Rhodes opening? June turns? etc. I wanted to get the process going before I left out to Calgary late April, but too much...
  18. I need to get cracking on my passport renewal. It...

    I need to get cracking on my passport renewal. It expires at the end of the month.
  19. Here is this week's blog update. A quick version,...

    Here is this week's blog update. A quick version, we are down to 2 ski areas (MSS and K).

    What a difference one trip out West makes. From many ski options in the East when I left on April 21 to...
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    Holy big balls mntion and Spooky. Nicely done. ...

    Holy big balls mntion and Spooky. Nicely done.

    What an incredible week for late April, I totally had a blast.
  21. Friday: YOW-YYZ-YYC Saturday: Nakiska on SL skis...

    Friday: YOW-YYZ-YYC
    Saturday: Nakiska on SL skis
    Sunday: Louise on rental skis
    Monday-Tuesday: indoor course
    Wednesday-Friday: on snow course on GS and SL skis at Sunshine
    Saturday-Monday: ???...
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    SSV looked sweet today, I was on Wawa all day...

    SSV looked sweet today, I was on Wawa all day until the course ends on Friday. The snow was awesome. Freeskiing (on rentals) Sat-Sun-Mon before I fly back to Ottawa.
  23. Okay, here's an update from a motel room in the...

    Okay, here's an update from a motel room in the Great White North. I know the weather is different in the East right now.

    11 ski areas planning to open this weekend plus Monday May 1 for some.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/ef2a3ed3...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/ef2a3ed3bfccbe0c5b39388d2681dfdd.jpg
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    Room with a view...

    Room with a view...
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    Thanks Gary, but I brought my own SL and GS skis....

    Thanks Gary, but I brought my own SL and GS skis. Skied on rental at Louise today. Louise saw every type of conditions and weather today. My next rental ski day will probably be Sat-Mon.
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    Thanks mntlion.

    Thanks mntlion.
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    I only brought 2 pairs of race skis for the...

    I only brought 2 pairs of race skis for the course (no way of getting it under 50lbs) so now I'm looking for a place to rent good skis for 1-3 days for a cheap price in the Canmore/Banff area.
    ...
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    It's official, I can't get 3 pairs of ski in one...

    It's official, I can't get 3 pairs of ski in one ski bag and keep it under 50lbs. I'm about 5lbs over with nothing else.

    The question, and I've been on hold with AC for the last 20 minutes, is to...
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    Thanks mntlion!!! I had already seen a few on...

    Thanks mntlion!!!

    I had already seen a few on Kijiji.

    Nakiska stop should only be on a travel day on this Saturday from Calgary to Banff + I've never skied it (adding to my collection of...
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    This is a bit last minute, it would seem to be a...

    This is a bit last minute, it would seem to be a ongoing theme to my life these days, anyhow...

    Flying out to Calgary tomorrow night with a friend; where are going to SSV for a CSCF course.
    ...
  32. Go to the Padded room. ;)

    Go to the Padded room. ;)
  33. Still great skiing out there in the East.......

    Still great skiing out there in the East.... closed hills, Tuck and the Chic Chocs.

    As for lift served, options have been reduced dramatically with the passing of Easter.

    From 53 to 16. Only 6...
  34. Thanks JayPowHound. Also agree on your first...

    Thanks JayPowHound.

    Also agree on your first point, I also wouldn't add the whole list here as some don't give a flying f if there is still a ski area open in Newfoundland or any other places...
  35. Okay, I guess the annual tradition of posting...

    Okay, I guess the annual tradition of posting this in the Eastern Thread should stop? It might not be relevant with you (don't click the link or block me), but some maggots appreciate it. If it...
  36. Awesome pics From the NEK. WoW!!! Fun times to...

    Awesome pics From the NEK. WoW!!!

    Fun times to be had.

    Not much time to write, too much skiing to be had. The last few days have been closer to Spring skiing with Summer temps at many Eastern...
  37. Hi everyone, Still a lot of snow out there.......

    Hi everyone,

    Still a lot of snow out there.... and still a few lift serve options.

    It's been a Mad World for MadPat, without further ado....here is the situation for the Eastern ski areas for...
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    I agree, I've never had any issues with AC and I...

    I agree, I've never had any issues with AC and I generally flight with them most of the time. I never any issues with a few others like KLM, British Airways and Air New Zealand also.

    On my...
  39. Thanks Wibby. Subscription renewed for 2-years...

    Thanks Wibby. Subscription renewed for 2-years plus I also got the t-shirt. :P
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    I never had an issue with my non-ridged ski bag...

    I never had an issue with my non-ridged ski bag with 2 pairs and a shit load of stuff for a total of 50lbs. Flying to, from and inside Canada.
  41. Bump!!! Any news on the 2016-17 Stoke Package?...

    Bump!!!

    Any news on the 2016-17 Stoke Package? I'm also waiting to renew.
  42. Tom invited me to go, unfortunately I had a date...

    Tom invited me to go, unfortunately I had a date with New England planned a long time ago. Fox card to use. Yes, it was brutal.
  43. That's the ultimate insult for the shredder; he...

    That's the ultimate insult for the shredder; he is definitely not a dickwagging smudged jetsetting douchebag...I am. The shredder is just the jealous douche. Hope it clears it up for everyone. ;)
  44. Thanks for the info robgoose. I just need to...

    Thanks for the info robgoose. I just need to figure out how many days I want to spend where in the last 3 weeks of our time in Europe. At least one week in Austria with some skiing to bag August/Sept...
  45. First off, HA !!! The subject was "Should...

    First off, HA !!!



    The subject was "Should I stay (and try to remain in the public sector) or should I go (and take the package) in my late 40s". What would seem like a no-brainer for some,...
  46. Vacations around & beyond Austria's borders (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, etc)

    I've been a difficult year to post anything (here, elsewhere or on my blog, but the most important is that I'm still skiing, skiing a lot and the ski streak is still alive (that's been a question...
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    So much sleep deprivation... not sure if it was a...

    So much sleep deprivation... not sure if it was a dream? Came back at almost 3am after skiing, being pulled over by a cop in NH. Selected for a random search of my car at the Canadian border. Driving...
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    Thinking maybe over on Otto on Monday??? K...

    Thinking maybe over on Otto on Monday??? K possibly the following Monday? I don't even know what I'm going tomorrow?

    Liftserved skiing days are numbered. The blog post was written, before the...
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    For those looking for lift served, here is my...

    For those looking for lift served, here is my weekly post.

    MSS is done. Finished in a light drizzle last Sunday. Hard to spin when it's cloudy with a risk of showers and t-storms all weekend.
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    Beautiful past weekend everywhere from what I can...

    Beautiful past weekend everywhere from what I can see on the internet: Presidentials, Chic Chocs, Wawa to Miller, skinning or hiking closed hills like Orford, Okemo, Fortune, etc.

    I love May...
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