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post #31 of 46
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70s and rainy for early next week.

 

That's still not a worry? :)

post #32 of 46

You can "worry" if you want but it won't get you out on the hill.

I've rarely seen this much snow still in the woods at this time of year. It's not just white trails with brown woods which is usual.

Yes, things can change quickly. Who knows.

 

You want "good conditions" guarantee? Head to Snowbird in the morning, ski in the afternoon.

Otherwise, hey it's a risk, we do have a guarantee though:

 

 

 

Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

 

Vermont Ski Conditions Guarantee
 

It will either be very icy with thin cover and cold or warm; it may be very cold with great groomed conditions; there is an equal chance there will be fresh snow and mid-winter conditions. The wind will range from brutal to non-existent. There could be non-crystallized precipitation.
 

Ski Vermont!!

 

 

post #33 of 46

Okemo was the slush bowl today, good coverage though.

post #34 of 46
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Okemo was the slush bowl today, good coverage though.



I was there as well. Slush is awesome but the backside of Okemo was quite powdery and coverage looked more Utahesque. it all about knowing exposures and exploring the backside of Okemo.

 

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post #35 of 46

MRG was mid winter conditions today could find upwards of 8-10" up high in the woods. 1st time in all my years skiing there that there is no visible cliff band on the Chute, no rock, no ice flow just powder/ p.p.get up there and enjoy it.

post #36 of 46
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70s and rainy for early next week.

 

That's still not a worry? :)



we have a 100 inch base right now...

 

once the snow pack refreezes again it will be fine, maybe alittle thinner but it can still snow in late april and early may here.

post #37 of 46

Update.

 

After lots of rain on Sunday night through Monday, skiing has made the change (finally) from winter to spring conditions. Skied Tuesday at Stowe where Spruce and the Gondola where closed, but things were still awfully good from the forerunner quad. A bit more rain that ended as snow at higher elevations on Wednesday led to very good conditions yesterday on the lower mountain at Sugarbush. Upper was in the fog and mostly chicken heads but the cover is intact.  Today was bluebird but chilly. Castle rock is done for the year as are some of the lower mountain natural snow trails. Here it is mid April and the conditions in central VT are better then we see most Christmas weeks. Actually I should say way better because there are no crowds or snow guns.

 

If you can still do it, get up here! 

post #38 of 46

Yep, Stowe's coverage was still good today. Pretty much the only trails that have run out of snow are Starr and Lookout. I was hoping for soft bumps, but it never got warm enough. Maybe tomorrow morning. Lifts close Sunday, but I think I'll be able to skin for a while yet.

post #39 of 46
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 Lifts close Sunday, but I think I'll be able to skin for a while yet.


 

SB is going to turn for another week. I'm going to be gone some next week but PM me and I'll see if I can help with tickets.

post #40 of 46

Anybody know what Jay is like? I won a radio contest for tix and lodging but have to use them next weekend. I wouldn't hesitate but I'm semi-committed elsewhere...

 

post #41 of 46
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Anybody know what Jay is like? I won a radio contest for tix and lodging but have to use them next weekend. I wouldn't hesitate but I'm semi-committed elsewhere...

 



If they warm up it will be fun, the coverage was good but not awesome. Just check out the forecast and see if its going to above freezing for the day with some sun. Then follow the sun.

post #42 of 46

Ask here:

 

forums.alpinezone.com

 

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Anybody know what Jay is like? I won a radio contest for tix and lodging but have to use them next weekend. I wouldn't hesitate but I'm semi-committed elsewhere...

 



 

 

post #43 of 46

Here's a little trip report from this week I wrote on another site. Just got back a little while ago & while it did rain hard last night the skies were clearing out by mid- morning today But we didn't ski.

 

Did a few days this week in VT. Skied Stowe Thurs. The place was empty in the morning. Only 2 skiers & a few employees in the Mansfield Lodge at 8:45 am. Girl told me she hadn't sold a lift ticket yet & I disappointed her because I used a pre-paid discount coupon for my ticket. Had to stick to the groomers early because things were hard & closed until around 10:30-11 when they dropped the ropes on most trails. Everything softened up nicely only problem was the top third of the mountain was in a cloud all day & visibilty was poor up high. Had a good day.

Friday a couple of my buddies showed up & we skied K-Mart. Not a cloud in the sky & conditions for the most part were excellent. The bump runs off Snowdon had the best conditions. Only problem that day was the main runs off Killington Peak never softened up & they were closed the whole day but there was still plenty of good terrain open to enjoy. Had a really good day skiing with good company.

Saturday we headed to Sugarbush & the skies were overcast all day with a little nip in the air. We had a relaxing day staying on the groomers because the ungroomed never softened & was hard as a rock all day. In true Sugarbush fashion they had all trails open even though the ungroomed trails were treacherous to ski. Skiing was hard & fast all day long. It even started snowing towards the end of the day with a little accumulation on the ground when the lifts closed at 5. It did start to get a little windy in the afternoon & they closed Heavens Gate chair around 2. All in all a good day which may have been my last of the season, maybe not.

post #44 of 46

Just got home from Sugarbush. After a warm rainy week the trail count was down, as was the size of the bumps. Sunny, soft bumps, pretty good skiing. It's supposed to be below freezing and sunny with 50s tomorrow so the skiing should be pretty good. At in free lift tickets tomorrow it's worth showing up.

post #45 of 46
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Just got home from Sugarbush. After a warm rainy week the trail count was down, as was the size of the bumps. Sunny, soft bumps, pretty good skiing. It's supposed to be below freezing and sunny with 50s tomorrow so the skiing should be pretty good. At in free lift tickets tomorrow it's worth showing up.



My son and I skied Sugarbush last Sunday (4/23).  Conditions were great.  Our favorite trail was Splittsville, followed by Stein's (they had groomed upper Ripcord and Organgrinder). 

 

We're both very tempted by the free skiing offer at Sugarbush tomorrow (I mentioned it to several of my friends), but we have to be down in Hudson, NY for a soccer game that starts at 4:15 tomorrow.  3 hrs of driving, followed by 3 hrs of skiing, followed by 3.5 more hours of driving, followed by 1 hr of soccer seemed a bit much to fit in tomorrow.  I'm glad to hear that the trails held up well and I certainly hope Sugarbush draws a big crowd to celebrate its closing day. 

 

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post #46 of 46

Had a blast at Killington today.  Bumps kicked my butt but they were a lot of fun.  Last day is tomorrow, Sunday.  It would be worth the trip in my opinion.

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