Seven springs is making snow, and are going to try to open this weekend
Snow is flying
Gear mentioned in this thread:
My son and I finally made it up this morning. It never went below freezing the previous night so the snow was soft. Tyrol, Stowe, the two trails with the same name, Wagner, Fawn and Philips and Santa's Beard park were open. there were a few bare spots by Sunday but still nice conditions. We skied all except Philips which look in better shape than Fawn. All the park rats exit on Fawn.
By mid-day the mogul maniacs had built some nice practice bumps along the skiers right on Stowe (same as it ever was). They were nicely formed and tight but in prime spring condition. The thermometer at the bottom lift shack read near 60.
There was enough blow-in to cover the steep headwall into Yak-Yak Glade and nice cover on the Stowe side to make turns to mid-mountain. The pocket glade between Tyrol and Avalanche was skiable to.
The morning started overcast but soon we got a nice mid-morning blast of blue sky and sunshine. We were smiling before but the sun made us chuckle with mirth. The clear skies turned grey by noon and light rain was soon to fall. By 1 o"clock we were feeling jaded and headed in, happy with the skiing we did and hungry for more.
Man, it nice to be on the snow again.
I now have 26 inches on the yard snow stick at 2650' The Ridge is covered well, but there are no layers to the base just powder so the back country is very limited. Did anyone else get out on the 31st? It was packed powder and there was even good visibility for the first time this season. Best day so far this season.