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March Powder Madness at Stowe - POV

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video will be live at 9pm eastern I wont be awake so here it is.

 

 

Last sunday's rain switched to snow and we received feet of snow, the last run of the day(3:15 in the video) was taken at 5 pm after the lift had shut way out of bound on Mount Mansifield. My pole was easily swolled up when I put into the snow meaning there was at least 48 inches of new from the same storm. It was dense due to wind though which meant we were surfing.

 

 

 

I am in Yellow/POV skier on thugs. Suvantoski is in Green/ POV skier onNomads-Keepers, Chip Martin is in Red.

 

 

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Josh, I havent' seen the video yet, but when was it taken?  How are the conditions up there now?

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He took the video on Monday. We have tons of snow, but it is spring snow now. Should be a great week. Sugaring weather now, so we might see corn in a few days.

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Josh, I havent' seen the video yet, but when was it taken?  How are the conditions up there now?


well noone can see the video yet;)

 

this was monday. Conditions now are hardpack with some soft stuff on top. Everyday should be warmed enough to get some spring snow. Coverage is FKNA great right now.

 

it really doenst matter what it is right now it matter much more what day are you coming. So when you coming up here? I must warn you this is MUCH tougher skiing than last time we skied together at snowbird.

 

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well noone can see the video yet;)

 

this was monday. Conditions now are hardpack with some soft stuff on top. Everyday should be warmed enough to get some spring snow. Coverage is FKNA great right now.

 

it really doenst matter what it is right now it matter much more what day are you coming. So when you coming up here? I must warn you this is MUCH tougher skiing than last time we skied together at snowbird.

 


I don't think I'll be able to get up there this year.  I was wondering how much effect the rain had all the way up there.  Unfortunately the occassional weekend day trips are all I can take this year.  I was hoping to get a trip up to Hunter if the coverage is decent.  If you are still up there next year I will do my best to get up there.
 

 

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Your skis were floating. That looked like an awesome day.

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Nice skiing! The skis in the video are like missiles

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Nice video!

Was that like a mini slab in the end?

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Nice video!

Was that like a mini slab in the end?



yeah it was. I actually started it out of sight from the camera and it up and back up the hill and took out Erik.  the overall steepness of the gully isnt enough to slide but the sides are for sure steep enough.

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Thanks Josh, nothing like some freshies for breakfast!  Cheers. 

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yeah it was. I actually started it out of sight from the camera and it up and back up the hill and took out Erik.  the overall steepness of the gully isnt enough to slide but the sides are for sure steep enough.



Hmmm, so do you have to worry about avvys in the Stowe back and sidecountry?

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Hmmm, so do you have to worry about avvys in the Stowe back and sidecountry?


you have to worry about snow sliding in any place that has snow and is over about 25-30 degrees and less than 45 degrees. Not just stowe's out of bounds but anywhere that has snow and is steep enough to slide.

 

Let be honest most days at stowe there is absolutey no danger to anyone from sliding snow but on the right day someone could easily die from being pinned or taken off a cliff.

 

 

 

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here some of the stuff from the 8-11 inch day last thursday.

 

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Some real nice video there with pretty good snow too.  I was last up there when it was pouring rain, wasn't much fun.  Hoping for better conditions next weekend when we're up there again. 

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Skied Stowe Thurs. & the mountain was in the best shape I can ever remember. It was 50 degrees & the snow was soft. The front 4 had full top to bottom coverage & the bumps were soft & forgiving. The whole mountain was fully covered without a brown stain to be found. Best spring skiing I've had in awhile. Hit K-Mart Fri & it was the same deal. The whole week was excellent but Thurs & Fri were blue skies & warm temps making skiing in just a fleece top the way to go. I came home Sat & temps cooled down considerably making things hard as a rock I would assume. Saw the K-Mart trail report today & things we skied Fri that had plenty of snow on them were now closed. I assume because they were frozen solid & hadn't been groomed. Tree skiing Fri at K-mart was awesome & now they're closed. At Stowe we basicly stayed on the front 4 & didn't hit the trees at all but I'm sure they were good also.

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Some real nice video there with pretty good snow too.  I was last up there when it was pouring rain, wasn't much fun.  Hoping for better conditions next weekend when we're up there again. 



if you didnt have fun in the pouring rain I cant be friends with you!

 

pouring rain is normally great skiing.

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if you didnt have fun in the pouring rain I cant be friends with you!

 

pouring rain is normally great skiing.

Good thing I'm not the only one who thinks that...

 

Of course the refreeze sucks though!
 

 

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if you didnt have fun in the pouring rain I cant be friends with you!

 

pouring rain is normally great skiing.



Usually I would agree.  Except on this particular day, the temps had climbed and the rain was really coming down.  The result was that the snow was the consistency of thick, heavy glue, and that was on the so called groomers.  A short foray into the woods proved to be disastrous as it was even worse in there.  I figure too I wasn't the only one who felt this way as it was a Friday and I doubt there were 20 people on the hill.  Seriously. 

 

Anyway, I'll take another shot at it this week.    Would expect conditons to be quite different.

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Usually I would agree.  Except on this particular day, the temps had climbed and the rain was really coming down.  The result was that the snow was the consistency of thick, heavy glue, and that was on the so called groomers.  A short foray into the woods proved to be disastrous as it was even worse in there.  I figure too I wasn't the only one who felt this way as it was a Friday and I doubt there were 20 people on the hill.  Seriously. 

 

Anyway, I'll take another shot at it this week.    Would expect conditons to be quite different.



were you talking about friday after this snow storm? at stowe?

 

fun day, you most likely saw me if you skied that day on the quad as I prettty much only skied lift line.

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were you talking about friday after this snow storm? at stowe?

 

fun day, you most likely saw me if you skied that day on the quad as I prettty much only skied lift line.



I think it was the 11th.  I pulled into the lot around 9:30, and parked right in front of the lodge.  There were only about a dozen cars there.  The quad wasn't running so I rode the double.  Took a few laps and for the most part, I was the only one on the chair.  It was actually kind of errie, like some kind of ghost town.  I didn't get to ski that Saturday, but it looked like the mountain had recovered somewhat by then, and the lot was pretty much full. 

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