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Stowe condition this weekend (3/16-17)?

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I seem to recall there're quite a few Stowe locals/regulars frequent this board. Can anyone chime in with an up-to-date condition report? 

 

Eager to find out what the current condition is like and what to expect for the weekend, after the big thaw and rain, but followed by a bit of fresh today... 

 

This weekend is the club/council appreciation day, which is a pretty sweet deal. But I have a long drive so need a bit extra motivation/reassurance to spend 6 hrs (one way) on the road.

 

Thanks in advance

post #2 of 17

My roommate went today around 1pm and said it was good for the first 2 hours but once the snow got skied off the trails were really icy. Stowe commented on one of their facebook posts saying they were going to be running their groomers a lot to integrate the fresh with the old leading up to this weekend but I would still expect very firm and icy conditions. 

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Hmmm... that's not too encouraging.:(

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Originally Posted by east or bust View Post

 but I would still expect very firm and icy conditions. 

Bagging it, "firm and icy" isn't exactly what I look forward to...

post #5 of 17
BWPA had this on his Facebook status the other day:

 

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4-6 inches of the fluffiest snow ever just made the glacier like bumps harder to see

 

eek.gif  Sounds like some seriously "good for you" type conditions.

post #6 of 17
6" of new last night made for a very nice groom. Expecting more tonight.
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Originally Posted by east or bust View Post

 but I would still expect very firm and icy conditions. 

Bagging it, "firm and icy" isn't exactly what I look forward to...

post #8 of 17
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Bagging it, "firm and icy" isn't exactly what I look forward to...

If it's not to late you might want to reverse those plans, they got the 6" earlier in the week and it's snowing pretty hard right now. But I still expect it to get skied off by midday tomorrow.

post #9 of 17
Just got back from Stratton,snowed allday Thurs got at least 3.Groomed in nice this morning,yesterday was fluff on hard,great on the knees.Was snowing at 3 when we left,was a great day on the hill today
post #10 of 17
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eek.gif  Sounds like some seriously "good for you" type conditions.

 

That, I don't need one week before Big Sky. My knees need a bit of rest. 

 

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Originally Posted by east or bust View Post

If it's not to late you might want to reverse those plans, they got the 6" earlier in the week and it's snowing pretty hard right now. But I still expect it to get skied off by midday tomorrow.

 

Yes, it's "too late" to make the 6 hr drive. :-( Also hotel cancellation deadline was 4pm

 

I saw that 4-6" they already got, and the forecast for some "possible", before posting the question. Without it, I wouldn't even THINK about going after Tuesday's soaking and the subsequent re-freeze.

 

I would have taken the chance if it were a 3 hr drive. But almost 6 hr one way, I want to save it for when condition is better and can enjoy Stowe at its best.  

 

Thanks for all the reply though.

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dp
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darn!

post #13 of 17

Yup, sucked today.

post #14 of 17

today was the first good day since the rain day. Still not as good as the rain day but there were some bottomless turns to be had an even a couple faceshots for the early morning.

post #15 of 17

Off piste was good, but my prediction about the trails being icy were pretty dead on. Although later on today the high winds starting blowing snow back onto the trail, especially on liftline.

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today was the first good day since the rain day. Still not as good as the rain day but there were some bottomless turns to be had an even a couple faceshots for the early morning.

 

You need a new word. "Bottomless" as you call it is not what others call it. Two inches of cream cheese that keeps you off of the old snow is not bottomless.

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You need a new word. "Bottomless" as you call it is not what others call it. Two inches of cream cheese that keeps you off of the old snow is not bottomless.

 

 

well then what do you suggest?

 

because we have skied very hard bottom 12-16 inches storm this year at stowe and IMO they kinda of suck.

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