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Killington Opening day pics (dialup beware)

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  1. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    So for my morning road ride today it was about 60 degs and sunny. (that's my token bike-related comment)

    Hard to believe two days ago we were here (photos courtesy of WTGPhoben):

    October snow:



    At the summit:



    Paradise:



    Calling it quits (yours truly on the right):



    I could deal with this warm weeks in MA for riding and cold wkends in VT for as long as it lasts. :cool:
     

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  2. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Sweeeeeet
     
  3. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    I'm gonna be in VT this weekend, might have to bring the board with me.
     
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    I want to go skiing too!
     
  5. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Mmmm snow. I haven't been on my skis in nearly 2 years. Methinks it's time to go for it again.
     
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    C.P. Monkey

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    Nice!! - Killington has always opened "first in the NE" - but it doesn't come cheap, the snowmaking crews start in Sept hauling guns, hoses, and fittings up the hill for the first late sept nights when the temp dips below 35. Those summit pics are classic man made snow. IE the trees have classic snowgun overspray. I used to work at Killington (mountain operations - grooming, snowmaking) and it doesn't take very long for a gun to sugar coat the trees like that.
     
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    beware, Killington might not be open again until 11/11
     
  8. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    the snow is looking good... i never got to go last year.. Im going to have to make a better effort this year
     
  9. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    This makes me sad, taken 11/7/05:



    At least the weather's been good for biking. Had a great pre-work MTB ride yesterday...
     
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    Can't wait to ride; these pics were awsome!!! Finally snow, I love snow!
     
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    blue boob hater

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    never realized east coast ski hills were so...short :p
     
  12. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Did Mt Baker (Washington) opening day yesterday. Earliest opeing in 28 years. Also Baker currently has the most snow at a ski resort in the WORLD, according to their website. base is 70" bottom, and 91" top. If yesterday was any indication, the PNW is gonna rock this winter.

    I may actually hang the MTB up this year.....
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  14. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    thats the bunny hill
     
  15. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    I should mention they have a 6.6 mile trail



    (no, its not a crosscountry trail)
     
  16. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    Other right for the dextrously challenged. :) Who you've grabbed is Mike. Not a great pic of either of us.

    The ski hills in the east are not super high elevation. The top of K-ton is about 5000ft lower than my house at home.

    On the other hand, that picture is just the bottom crown of killington. It does go up higher than that. :D