On Snow Reports for February 3rd, 2006

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Christian Davies reports from Sugar:

Well I went to Sugar today after skiing at Beech on Wednesday Night.  Sugar was nice, but I was surprised to see more bare spots that I was counting on.  They need to get some snow up towards Big Red for sure. There was a decent crowd out and everyone seemed to enjoy things.  I was wearing a skinc hoodie and I got stopped by three different people wondering if I was you guys!  I think I have you a couple more people willing to do On-Snow reporting and they all have season’s passes here at Sugar.  All in all Sugar was good today, and there was plenty of snow and since it was warmer, the snow was soft than last night at Beech.  It began to rain lightly just as I was leaving.  The talk up here is the cold air coming on Saturday.  I’ll be up at two of the Virginia resorts this weekend.  I’m gunning for top reporter honors.

Barbara Lindsee reports from Snowshoe (again):

Another great day to be on the slopes. I figured I’d get in another full day before the party guys hit town on Friday and Saturday.  Everybody is talking about the snow coming this weekend and yet Snowshoe has gotten tons of late.  Conditions were a little soft today but very nice.  I hit about a third of the trails today and couldn’t gripe about the conditions on any of them. Some rain is supposed to come in on friday so I may not write again til Saturday.

Robert Townsend reports from Winterplace:

Conditions were rather nice today.  They could use a little cold weather to firm things up, but I guess all resorts could.  The snow was good but a little too loose for my taste. I’d give Winterplace a 7 of 10 for today.  With everyone playing up the cold coming in Winterplace will be top class by Sunday.

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 02/3/2006 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.)

Some of our top reporters have been quiet of late and some newcomers are cracking the top eight in points.  We may see some new names in the top five if this trend keeps up.

1. Mark McKelvy
2. Lorrie Tomlinson
3. Kent Jackson
4. Joe Harmon
5. Gresham Barker

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