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Stowe is getting some SNOW.

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

It snowed 10" yesterday/ last night and it's snowing now... 17" in the last 2 1/2 days. It's not mid-winter by any means, but at least it IS acting like winter. Let's hope it keeps going.

post #2 of 25

I assume there is no way you will share the wealth? frown.gif

post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

If I could my friend, I would... but it isn't 'wealth' just yet. It's getting better and the snowmakers are putting in heroic efforts getting terrain open, but we need lot's more before we can say we are living high on the hog.

 

 

(if it makes you feel better, my pass is blacked-out for the holiday)

post #4 of 25

 

 

It sounds at least as if you aren't skiing white trails in the dark.

post #5 of 25

My wife and I were up all last week.  We had fun, hey any day on snow is better than a day in the office.  But of course the real snow rolled in just as we were getting ready to head home.  We got out for a few runs on Christmas day.

 

I was eying the weather as it kept dumping and thinking about getting out for a couple of hours Monday morning before hitting the road...then I remembered I was blacked outmad.gif.
 

They need the snow, so I'm glad to see it finally coming.

post #6 of 25

Any recent photos of Stowe conditions?

post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 

it's ummm... raining right now. Supposed to switch back to snow later tonight/tomorrow.

post #8 of 25

Sugarbush was blessed with over a foot of uphill lake effect powder & that has really changed the terrain and the smiles on the MT.  This is a pic of my friend Gregg Shupe aka Treeskier.  And the new snow is allowing Mad River Glen (no snowmaking) to open today.  SB's motto is Be Better Here.  The skiing/riding is finally better here after a really slow start to the season.

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post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 

^^^ nice ^^^ things are moving forward in this corner of the NEast, slowly but surely it's all coming together. Great to here MRG is opening.

post #10 of 25

Some video of Ripcord to Lower Paradise @ Sugarbush yesterday.

post #11 of 25

Looks pretty crowdedpopcorn.gif

post #12 of 25

That's amazing. Further south in VT we did not get that snow. A few inches at the top.

Tomorrow there is talk of a non crystallized form, aka, "that which shall not be named".  I see it was mentioned above. Possibly Sugarbush got away with it....cool.gif smile.gif

 

post #13 of 25

Sweet:) 

 

Gostan, thanks for posting the video, watching it just made my day!

post #14 of 25

Please send these storms farther east when you're done with them. Thanks.  smile.gif

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Please send these storms farther east when you're done with them. Thanks.  smile.gif


I sure would if I could.  As you know, some of the bigger eastern snow storms will miss VT entirely and go up/off the coast & dump on the western mountains in Maine.  20 years of skiing the Loaf have proven that.  But, since returning to my original skiing roots @ Sugarbush, I remain amazed at the constant small lake effect clippers that provide up slope snow of several inches +/- on a fairly couple of days a week consistent basis all winter in northern VT.  That is not common in Maine.  Maybe , you should consider coming over to Northern VT to ski & ride; like I did.

 

No doubt, SB has Lucked out in this slow start to what we all hope will eventually be a snowy winter.  Snow will come to the rest of NE, we all just have to show a bit more patience.

post #16 of 25

It's going to be 40 degrees in Burlington tomorrow.

The snow further south at Okemo was great today. Soft, like late March. Sunday the 1st should be good skiing with even less crowds, esp in the morning.

post #17 of 25

Yep, it felt (and looked) like March.

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

It's going to be 40 degrees in Burlington tomorrow.

The snow further south at Okemo was great today. Soft, like late March. Sunday the 1st should be good skiing with even less crowds, esp in the morning.



I skied at Okemo today too.  It was spring skiing on what was open, (mashed potatoes and some bare spots), but considering what the mountain has gotten, it is at least open.

post #19 of 25

I got some good runs in yesterday morning at Stowe.  By noon the entire mountain was completely skied off.  

 

Conditions were not nearly as good as those pictures of Sugarbush, wish i had gone there!  Keeping my fingers crossed for more snow soon.  

post #20 of 25

Sugarbush will be going from 90 to 48 trails tomorrow due to extremely thin cover on the natural ski trails.  

post #21 of 25

I did Stowe on Thursday and Sugarbush on Friday when they had 80+ trails open. Stowe was in decent shape in the AM on Thursday, was a nice Bluebird day. But wind and skiers took it all down by EOD, so I switched down to SB. SB was amazing on Friday, a cloud hung over the top of Lincoln Peak and Ripcord and Paradise were up. By EOD Paradise was rocky though, dinged my new skis abit on some of those rocks :( 

 

Ripcord was mostly soft and fluffy though, was good stuff. SB always makes me smile when there is cover, really love that mountain man.

 

Stowe Bluebird

 

 

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Sugarbush, Lincoln Peak Summit off Heaven's Gate Lift

 

 

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Paradise on Friday at SB

 

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Forecast calls for snow multiple times this week, next weekend should be good.

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gostan View Post

Sugarbush was blessed with over a foot of uphill lake effect powder & that has really changed the terrain and the smiles on the MT.  This is a pic of my friend Gregg Shupe aka Treeskier.  And the new snow is allowing Mad River Glen (no snowmaking) to open today.  SB's motto is Be Better Here.  The skiing/riding is finally better here after a really slow start to the season.

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Stan,
Was Castle Rock running? How are the new skis working for you?
post #23 of 25

They had Castle Rock running on Friday, didn't check it out.

post #24 of 25


 

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Originally Posted by Gostan View Post

Sugarbush was blessed with over a foot of uphill lake effect powder & that has really changed the terrain and the smiles on the MT.  This is a pic of my friend Gregg Shupe aka Treeskier.  And the new snow is allowing Mad River Glen (no snowmaking) to open today.  SB's motto is Be Better Here.  The skiing/riding is finally better here after a really slow start to the season.

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Stan,
Was Castle Rock running? How are the new skis working for you?


The Bones are definitely a fun ski, but I purchased them for the trees, and obviously they have not yet been tested.  Heading. To Kicking Horse & Revelstoke 1st week of February to give them a real work out.

 

 

post #25 of 25
It's snowing!! Big old fat flakes. We've already got a couple of inches of nice fluff on a good groom. Total hero stuff.
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