Thursday Ramblings

First Trax

Check the snow report page for all of the resort slope conditions at a glance. See:

Man, I hate coming in and having to do the reports on mornings like this. I was out at Beech last night, and it was probably one of the best night sessions I’ve gotten in this year. I was pretty stoked on how last night went. Then, I wake up this morning to come into work and it’s underdeveloped snowing outside. Terrible. I wasn’t surprised though because I knew it was going to happen, but it still stinks.

Like I said, last night at Beech was pretty awesome. I was itchin to ride after watching the cams yesterday and seeing how nice things looked not just at Beech, but everywhere in the region. It was nice to finally have a night of riding with no blowers, great visibility, and good snow. I was able to comfortably straight-line runs. I love Robbins, but I think Shawneehaw was actually more fun last night. I love hitting rollers on Upper and then tucking it and going as fast as possible through the junction of Upper and Lower Shawneehaw.

I used my phone to track one of my last runs and it’s pretty cool to see the stats. I’m pretty sure the elevation info was off but it did say I got up to 46 mph and that the run was .75 miles. If you have an Android smartphone you should download the MyTracks app. It’s pretty neat. You can view your runs on Google Maps or even import them into Google Earth. Technology is awesome. It’s also yet another reason why Android is better. Yup, I’m an Apple hater. You can check out the map of my run by CLICKING HERE.

<<< It is pretty cool to be able to see your run in Google Earth.  Technology is awesome!

I was riding the lift last night and this one random guy started to talk to me on one of my rides back up the mountain. He was a nice fellow and he started asking if I lived up here and where I work and what not. When I told him I work for Appnet and then told him that I do webcam stuff, his exact words were “I love High Country Web Cams!”. It’s pretty cool to run into someone who frequents the site and is such a big fan. It sounds kind of cheesy, but it definitely makes you feel good about your job when something like that happens.

Anyways, back to what’s going to happen over the next few days. Today looks wet for the most part. Things might dry out by the afternoon though. I think I’m actually going to try and head to App tonight if the weather isn’t too bad. Tomorrow looks to be pretty good once again as sunshine returns. Another bluebird day. It looks like we will see snow over the weekend, but how much is the big question. A low is going to track across the Southeast and which path it takes will determine how much snow we see at the ski areas. Cross your fingers!  The Weather Channel had some nice images showing the three different scenarios for the weekend.  Check out those images below.

<<< Most likely to happen.


Yup, it’s your daily reminder about the Snowshoe Summit. Members of the messageboard will receive 25% off lodging for the weekend in addition to free Sunday lift tickets. The marketing guy up there, Mark Glickmann, also emailed me yesterday and said that if people want to stay on Sunday night that he would hook them up with 50% off lodging for that night.

Snowshoe has also released the itinerary for Mountain Madness events. Here it is:

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
-Mountain Madness Kick-Off: DJ Marco from Rock n Renew Records will
be spinning tunes from the Coca Cola Stage- Village Stage

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
-Registration for Village Volleyball begins in the Village Plaza (weather permitting)

-Environmental Education Tent – Village Plaza
-Introduction of the Zero Waste Program

-Village Volleyball Competition- Village Plaza
     – Teams will be eliminated in heats until we have a championship team
     – Snow Volleyball will be played too (Rally Scoring)

-Mechanical Surfboard located in the Village Plaza
-Human Gerbil Ball demonstration – Village Plaza

-Scratch Academy presents: Battle of the DJ’s (Line up posted)
-DJ’s throughout the day in the Coca Cola Stage- Village Plaza

-Premier of the Snowboard Video Challenge Entries- Village Plaza

-Musical entertainment featuring: “Time Flies” at The Connection
-Must be 21 yrs of age

-Musical entertainment Headliner: ” Jonny Lives” at The Connection

-“Blow-out Party” located at the Connection. Reveal of the Video Challenge winner that was submitted on you-tube . Fun and games throughout the night

-Scratch Academy presents: The Battle of the DJ’s spin off. Final “3” competitors from the days event will battle it out on the turntables. Which one will you choose?

As you can see, it’s going to be a weekend full of fun. I am really, really pumped for it. For more info, head on over to the messageboard by CLICKING HERE. You can also view some information about the Mountain Madness weekend by CLICKING HERE.

Have a good Thursday everyone!

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