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MeridenFF
10-31-2008, 09:20 PM
Earlier this year we all talked about when we thought the last of the skiers would be on the mountain. So lets take a guess when the first Skiers will be up skiing the bowl. My guess is going to be Nov 29th.

Bill O
11-01-2008, 07:41 PM
No way.

Snowfields yes, Tuckerman Ravine not a chance. It takes months to fill in the bowl. Until then its just cliffs covered in water ice, boulders and scrub trees.

MeridenFF
11-02-2008, 01:06 AM
I know you are probably correct but I am a snowmobilier and praying for lots and lots of snow. I want snow early and often so I will be staying with my guess.

Brad
11-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Earlier this year we all talked about when we thought the last of the skiers would be on the mountain. So lets take a guess when the first Skiers will be up skiing the bowl. My guess is going to be Nov 29th.
I must ask - how will we know when the first skier goes down? what is our authoritative source? Will we get a report of his, or her, death going off Tuckerman's on Nov 29th?

Patrad Fischroy
11-02-2008, 10:56 AM
I must ask - how will we know when the first skier goes down? what is our authoritative source? Will we get a report of his, or her, death going off Tuckerman's on Nov 29th?

It will have to be you Brad, since you keep an eye on the Ravines cam anyway. As long as someone doesn't slide a run in and disappear within 15 minutes...

BlueDog
11-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Isn't Tux only officially open to skiing in something like April?

Bill O
11-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Isn't Tux only officially open to skiing in something like April?

No. It's open all year. Despite what people say nobody can close Tucks.

mainerjonn
11-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Isn't Tux only officially open to skiing in something like April?

its just a matter of time till there is someone there with a gate asking for 19.95 to pass.......:)

Brad
11-02-2008, 09:20 PM
its just a matter of time till there is someone there with a gate asking for 19.95 to pass.......:)
Ah, there is my retirement income I was looking for.

Brad
11-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Here is a picture from the Ravines camera on the last day of November last year.

http://images31.fotki.com/v1053/photos/1/1002902/5534327/20071130_143405_ravines-vi.jpg

mtruman
11-03-2008, 11:33 AM
I thought that the end of November date sounded crazy at first, but I did a quick reverse chronological search of the forums on timefortucherman.com and found a TR for a run in the left gully on 11/11 last year. Here's the thread (with some nice pics of the run).

http://timefortuckerman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8863

Perhaps the criteria for the contest that MeridenFF suggested would be the first post on timefortuckerman this year with reports of a ski run on any of the main runs in the ravine http://timefortuckerman.com/routes.html