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Stowe & Sugarbush Opening Days November 23 & 24

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Wednesday, November 23rd was Stowe's opening day with top to bottom skiing on Lord & a few other trails on the newl ForeRunner Quad chair.  Great manmade base that was superbly enhanced by 9-11 inches of fresh wet snow. that was falling all day.   No crowds, no ice & simply one of the best eastern opening days that I can remember.

 

Thursday, Novermber 24 was Sugarbush's day to open.  No top to bottom yet due to warm temps, but the foot of new snow was not groomed and my legs got a real workout in the heavy snow on Jester, Allyn's Traverse & Downspout.  Crowded only for a bit at 10 am, but opening day was like a midwinter morning after a decent dump, just a bit warmer & still in November,   Climbing up the hill to download onSugar Bravo back to the base was the only downside, but I was out skiing, so all was good. 

 

Skied my Bonafides's both days, but conditions were such that I could have opted for my  newly mounted DPS Wailer bananas, especially at Stowe, whcih seemed to have better deeper overall trail coverage.

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Skied my Bonafides's both days, but conditions were such that I could have opted for my  newly mounted DPS Wailer bananas, especially at Stowe, whcih seemed to have better deeper overall trail coverage.



 

I feel ya, man.  It's hard to decide which pair of rock skis to use on opening day.

 

 

Joking, of course.  Good to hear it's happening in the east.  Way to get out there!

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I feel ya, man.  It's hard to decide which pair of rock skis to use on opening day.

 

 

Joking, of course.  Good to hear it's happening in the east.  Way to get out there!


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I was thinking the same thing.

 

But then, When I skied at Stowe with Dan Egan he said, "There are two kinds of skis.  Rock skis, and skis yet to be mounted"

Oh and Gostan, you could have take a pic for those of us who've been skiing groomers all week. smile.gif

 

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Oh and Gostan, you could have take a pic for those of us who've been skiing groomers all week. smile.gif



 

Hey Trekchick, you could have take a pic for those of us who've been playing in the gym all week.  ;-)

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Hey Trekchick, you could have take a pic for those of us who've been playing in the gym all week.  ;-)



Doh!  My bad!  Will next time, eh!

 

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roflmao.gif

I was thinking the same thing.

 

But then, When I skied at Stowe with Dan Egan he said, "There are two kinds of skis.  Rock skis, and skis yet to be mounted"

Oh and Gostan, you could have take a pic for those of us who've been skiing groomers all week. smile.gif

 

I gave up on rock skis some time ago.  And luckily, the thin spots that started showing up today were eaily avoidable because of the spring like conditions.

 

Unfortunately, I do not have my camera with me, but I may be able to post a few phone pics tomorrow evening when I get back to Boston.'

 

Pretty nice opening 4 days of the season here in the east.  But, temps are heading higher and I suspect that Sugarbush will be closed down for the week, with snowmaking temps not returning until Thursday.  It could be mountain bike time next weekend.

 

eek.gif

 

Stan

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Well, nothing from opening day, as I was out of town for Thanksgiving, but I got some pics from today (Sunday 11/27) at Stowe. It was pretty warm, so the conditions were fairly soft, and bumped up pretty quickly.

 

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Stowe has been tons of fun the past couple day. Spring skiing I love how they can not groom!

 

Every run is bumps!

 

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Sweet new ticket system

 

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New top unloading area

 

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Me Practicing my BWQ&SCAT

 

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always love this view

 

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way better than hardpack!

 

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BTW Mike

 

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I gave up on rock skis some time ago.  And luckily, the thin spots that started showing up today were eaily avoidable because of the spring like conditions.

 

Unfortunately, I do not have my camera with me, but I may be able to post a few phone pics tomorrow evening when I get back to Boston.'

 

Pretty nice opening 4 days of the season here in the east.  But, temps are heading higher and I suspect that Sugarbush will be closed down for the week, with snowmaking temps not returning until Thursday.  It could be mountain bike time next weekend.

eek.gif

 

Stan


Is Vermont skiing done or will there be good skiing by December 8th??  Skied Stratton last year around December 8th and the conditions were great.  Will I be lucky enough to get some good skiing in Vermont before December 10th?

 

Thanks

 


 

 

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Is Vermont skiing done or will there be good skiing by December 8th??


Define good. Eh, never mind... no, there all not be good skiing by the 8th.

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Is Vermont skiing done or will there be good skiing by December 8th??  Skied Stratton last year around December 8th and the conditions were great.  Will I be lucky enough to get some good skiing in Vermont before December 10th?

 

Thanks

 


 

 




there is no good skiing in vermont untill mid January most years. Its not good till 90 percent of the tree runs are in play and I can get away from the masses.

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