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post #1 of 24
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Upgraded to 6-10" thru Thursday night on Accuweather.

 

Weatherstreet precip loop shows it blowing up in S. Vt now.

 

Could be good Thurs and Fri!

post #2 of 24

Any updates for farther north? Stowe, Smuggs, MRG?

post #3 of 24

Ehhhh.... believe it only when it happens.  Here at CT/MA border, they're predicting 8-12".... but then last week we were supposed to get 10". 

 

As for northern NE, it looks to be more of a southern storm; perhaps Maine as it moves north and east, but probably not for northern VT, for instance.

 

(tch.. who by posting this negative commentary is hoping to provide an opportunity for the weather to make him eat crow...)

post #4 of 24
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Nice!  Whatever it takes. 

 

The latest models show a huge circulation and big wind wrapping in from the east into southern VT.

 

Where I live on the NJ coast it is going to be North and not NE with the storm center SE of us so that means a big circulation.

 

Think it seems a bit more promising to go ski than the last one even though I went up for that one too and it was still pretty good but a letdown for sure.

 

My friend lives at Stowe and that is always my first choice but they will be outside this one I think. Have to hit up another friend in Southern VT. 

post #5 of 24

I'll be heading up to VT Thursday after work. I think if I was smart, I'd drive up tomorrow...

post #6 of 24
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Think I am going to drive thru it on Thursday too.  I have been lucky enough to drive in front of storms all year but have to drive through this one too I think.

 

I am hoping Friday will deliver the goods with some decent coverage.

 

Last storm was the first I skied in Southern VT this year and we poached a lot of roped lines.  The coverage was decent but spotty.  If we get good snow I am thinking it will be pretty skiable off piste in the natural stuff.

post #7 of 24
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I'll be heading up to VT Thursday after work. I think if I was smart, I'd drive up tomorrow...


lucky you. stuck on a business trip

be driving up on Friday afternoon
post #8 of 24
Heavy wet snow ,heavy wet snow

Did I say heavy ?
post #9 of 24
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Heavy wet snow ,heavy wet snow

Did I say heavy ?

Yup.

 

So anyone thinking of going skiing Friday or even this weekend it is going to suck so don't bother.

post #10 of 24
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lucky you. stuck on a business trip

be driving up on Friday afternoon

Sorry, I came to my senses, I'm headed up after I get out of work at 3:30 today.

 

 

 

 

for the rest of you na sayer's if you have fat skis and the right wax, it's fun.

post #11 of 24
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Max - what do you think about the latest models?  Changeover to rain?

 

Not sure if I should head up Thursday now or not.  Thinking Friday should still be good??????

post #12 of 24

The mountains are higher then the towns. It will be snow up there.

 

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Ludlow+VT+05149:4:US

 

There's Ludlow's forecast. I'm thinking nice spring conditions...plus the free demo day on Saturday.

post #13 of 24
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Since it is not worth driving to Stowe where my friend lives I am thinking Okemo as well.  I skied there for the first time in years the other week it snowed a little and, although it is not a gnarly mountain by any stretch of the imagination, some friendly locals pointed us into some really fun lines.  So I am thinking it will be good with some fresh.

 

Luckily I have another friend who is hooking me with a place up there in Cavendish.  Would love to leave tonight but can't - going to be a fun trip in the WRX tomorrow!

post #14 of 24

Just watched the local weather here in Ludlow, VT, 2-6" by the time the snow is done Friday early AM.

 

Okemo say's they have recieved 16" in the past week.

 

When we got into town last Thursday night the driveway had about 6" and it snowed every day last weekend. The snow has been in great shape the past 6 or 7 weeks. I spent last Sunday morning in the bumps on Punchline, they were great. I did them 7 times and only saw 3-4 others in them a couple of times.

 

The secret is stay high and stay dry...don't tell anybody.

post #15 of 24

Well today was nice, light wind, no fog at the top, kind of low light, but the snow was great again. Pretty much like it's been the last 6 or 7 weeks. The bumps down low were a bit chuncky but the trees and higher bumps were nice a dry soft snow.

 

It's finally snowing here like they said it would. Looks like it may last till late morning.

 

It's 33F on the porch but the snow it staying white onthe car.

post #16 of 24

Just back from a really great day at K'ton today.  Drove up last night in heavy snow, but it looked like only about 2-3" when I brushed my car this morning.  But around the mountain, I found 4-8", depending on wind and micro-climate.  Got first (actually 3rd) chair and did two hours straight in fresh and mostly untracked.  REALLY NICE for New England!.  Got tracked up and cruddy in the afternoon, but still wonderful skiing; it felt almost western. 

They're gonna groom it all flat tomorrow and the sun's gonna shine.  It'll be nice, but today was a special day for the east.

post #17 of 24

Southern NH -- heavy, wet, educational snow.  Teaches you about staying in the front seat.  Great day.

post #18 of 24
many locals claim this morning is best conditions in 2 years.... at Mt snow
post #19 of 24
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many locals claim this morning is best conditions in 2 years.... at Mt snow

 

If skiing in 50 degree weather is your thing.....

post #20 of 24
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If skiing in 50 degree weather is your thing.....

Wow, someone not had their coffee this morning? 

After months of gray rainy days, some bluebird is welcome...even if the snow gets a bit soft.

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many locals claim this morning is best conditions in 2 years.... at Mt snow

If skiing in 50 degree weather is your thing.....


it was 50 in the afternoon
post #22 of 24

Bluebird and around 50 degrees at Okemo today.  It was really nice after skiing 3 overcast and foggy days at Sugarbush last weekend.

post #23 of 24

Yep, the warm temps and clear sky's were welcomed after the past few weekends.

 

We put our sunglasses on at 7:25AM Saturday, loaded the A Quad at 7:30 and never took them off all day. Had fun at the Demo Day over at Jackson Gore for the morning. (to bad I don't like rockered skis) but the Volkl Mantrs was the only ski out of the 7 I demoed, I would think of buying. But that's a different thread.

 

Today was colder had to wear goggles with the bright sun lens.

 

The snow was great on Saturday, today the south face was a mess of death cookies, but the rest of the main mt. was pretty good.

post #24 of 24
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Yep, the warm temps and clear sky's were welcomed after the past few weekends.

 

We put our sunglasses on at 7:25AM Saturday, loaded the A Quad at 7:30 and never took them off all day. Had fun at the Demo Day over at Jackson Gore for the morning. (to bad I don't like rockered skis) but the Volkl Mantrs was the only ski out of the 7 I demoed, I would think of buying. But that's a different thread.

 

Today was colder had to wear goggles with the bright sun lens.

 

The snow was great on Saturday, today the south face was a mess of death cookies, but the rest of the main mt. was pretty good.

I skied a good chunk of the day on the South Face and didn't find any death cookies.  The only area that I skied that was remotely crusty was a section of Off the Rim.  The mountain was skiing great today, actually.

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