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WGXC Ski Report: Windham Mountain turns 53

Jan 25, 2013 12:04 am
The mercury in Hunter, New York thermometers should not rise above 20 degrees F this weekend, and a couple more inches of snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills could also be as low as -20 F, so winter enthusiasts are warned to be careful. Friday, Jan. 25, Windham Mountain turns 53 with a 2,000 pound cake in the shape of the mountain made by the TLC television show "Cake Boss" at a 1:30 p.m. celebration. Windham has 36 trails with 15-28" of snow, with all six lifts running. Hunter Mountain has 31" of natural snow so far this season, with anywhere between 12-52" of snow on 43 trails. On Jan. 29-30 teams of five firefighters from New York City and other East Coast cities dressed in full turn-out gear will attempt to navigate a race course while carrying a 50-foot fire hose on Hunter Mountain competition. Catamount Ski in Hillsdale reports, "Double black diamond Catapult will be open starting on Friday, with ungroomed, untouched mounds of freshly made snow. It will truly be for experts only this weekend, as skiing and riding will be tough." They have 24 of 33 trails open, with 12-36" of snow.