Category Archives: Tug Hill
On New Year’s Day 2012, forecasters were calling for a short but intense blast of arctic air to sweep across the lakes into New York. While it didn’t look like we were actually getting the pattern change everyone was hoping for, some excitement was generated by forecast lake effect snows. While the actual totals were far less than predicted, For tBatt and Mattchuck, blind faith and determination netted some hard earned natural turns:
“Skiing groomers on manmade snow was getting old, pretty quickly. When I heard that the Tug Hill was forecast to get HAMMERED with 2′-3′ of lake effect, my ears perked up. I kept an eye on the radar and forecast totals.”
The just released video from Tuesday’s Powder Day at Snow Ridge…
Over the past month, fresh snow has been a scarce commodity in New York State, the northeast and across most of the continent. After a long drought, Ullr pushed some cold arctic air across Lake Ontario and dropped a foot of lake-effect blower on Tug Hill.
Tuesday morning, two diehard New York skiers rose before dawn, and made the trek across the Adirondacks to slay fresh lines at Snow Ridge in Turin, NY.
See the full photo report:
Snow Ridge, NY: 1/3/12