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Tommy Miller reported from Ski Beech on Thursday –

Headed up to Beech early this morning for Men’s Day.  I expected to find some nice groomed conditions, boy was I wrong!  Nothing was groomed.  The last 4 times I’ve been there the slopes haven’t been groomed.  Is the groomer broke?  I heard it may be.  I guess it’s hard to complain when it’s free, but the snow was just not good at all this morning.  It was very very hard and bumpy.  No fun to ski on.  It did start to loosen up, but even then it wasn’t very good.  They did have plenty of snow though.  They’ll have no problem making it until the 19th if they choose to.

Dana Thompson Reports from Timberline Resort on Wednesday –

Let me say first of all that I have been following your website for a few years along with a site closer to me (dcski) and you guys have the right idea and I have to say that I have become addicted to the content and can’t start my day without reading up on what’s happening, check out the live cams and weather information for up this way.  I’ll try to be more proactive in providing reports for here at Canaan and Timberline where ride most often.  The conditions here are still quite nice with firm snow and side to side coverage.  The slopes are uncrowded and soft from the mild temps.  Timberline has been doing a good job of grooming and I’ve noticed that you guys have been getting regular reports from them on a daily basis and that is great for all of us up here!  You guys tend to post the updated snow report even before the Timberline Website!

On-Snow Reporters:

We will keep a log of the best reporter’s submission, photos and reports. Trust us it is way to time consuming to post every pic…but send them…because we are tallying the scores.  The winner of the Best On Snow Reporter for 2005-2006 will win $1000 in cash, a FREE Getaway Vacation and more.  The contest will run from now through March 1st and we will choose the winner.  Our choice will be based on the following and IN THE ORDER of importance.

Quality of Photos

Quality of Reports (well written, informative, unbiased)

Number of Photo Submissions

Number of Reports

Extra points will be given for getting smiling faces in the photos and including names and cities where you can.

Extra points will be awarded for creative ideas.

We will choose the winner based on how helpful and informative the reports have been.

As of 03/10/2006 here are the top vote getters. (We will only document the top three to five here throughout the season…and we may begin posting the top ten, depending on how close results are.)
2. Kent Jackson
3. Mark McKelvy
4. David Long

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