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Burke the home of POW dirt.

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after Northern Vermont got another 1.5 tto 3 feet of snow, Me and 2 friends headed up to Burke hoping we could find easily accessed powder skiing on fun terrain.

 

Welcome to Burke Mountain True North

 

Burke had received 16 inches of new snow in 2 days and we found lots of it left over. In there quite tight and sometimes challenging glades.

 

best ski school advertisement ever

 

 

and maybe one of the best trail signs ever

 

 

throbulator had some of the best cover of the day with very lightly tracked snow top to bottom.

 

I alway know how to find powder.

 

 

 

Erik can find it as well

 

 

 

 

 

the problem with Burke though is this. They only have 150 inches on the year while Stowe has 250 inches on the year. There be sharks in these woods. In some places if was basically the new snow on top of mix of granite,dirt, ice, logs, stumps, dirt and moss. At least the moss is slidely.

 

the views are great to Mount Washinton

 

 

 

and to Lake Willoughby and Lake Willoughby Notch

 

 

 

the only mountain in Vermont entirely serviced by high speed quads.

 

 

 

Diane has made huge leaps forwards this year.

 

 

despite the lack of of base. Sunshine, fresh snow, fast lifts,no crowds and just steep enough little hill will make anyones day.

 

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Josh, who is doing the photos.  Great shots, and an amazing day.

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Burke is a really fun mountain. Great place to get away from the crowds.
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Very Nice Josh and Cirque is right.  The pictures in your recent posts are awesome.  Glad to see the NE getting good over the last few weeks.

 

BTW, Those poles Erik has look quite unique.  I've never seen anything like them.

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Welcome back Josh.  Your posts are always lively:)

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Not that little
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

Josh, who is doing the photos.  Great shots, and an amazing day.

 

 

all shots in this post are mine. except for the ones of me which are shot by erik suvanto.

 

in the last thread Epic(erik Timmermen) did them and I am pretty sure I credited him.

 

thanks for the kind words guys.

post #8 of 11

Good stuff Josh, Slidey? ha ha, good to see your grammar is still there. Wish I got some more runs with you at Stowe last Friday. goat woods was the best, you always do have a good nose for the pow.

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Awesome TR Josh.

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"Slidely" is a perfectly respectable coinage.  This is English, remember, not French.  And "slidely" has all kinds of great etymological echoes.  Nice.

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Great report and happy to see you got the storm of the season at Burke.

 

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the problem with Burke though is this. They only have 150 inches on the year while Stowe has 250 inches on the year....

 

the views are great to Mount Washington

 

Actually Mt Washington has been the problem this year. Most of the snowfall iin New England this year has been from coastal (nor'easternish) type storms. The White Mtns suck up most of the moisture from the Southeasterly flow coming off of the ocean. The air goes up over the Whites, then decends the other side warming up and drying out leaving the Northeastern corner of Vermont (and much of NW NH) dry. If i heard "shadowing by the white mtns" one more time during the local radio morning weather forecast, I think I may have ripped my radio out of the dashboard. hissyfit.gif

 

More typical years, when there are more Alberta Clipper type storms, Burke does much better in the snow department.

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