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The powder days continue

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Stowe Mountain Resort 32 inches of snow in the pat 7 days with temperatures remain cold enough to keep it cold and dry.

 

Friday the lifts brought us to yet more untracked and cold snow. there is basically no bottom to any north facing slopes right now surfing the top of a consolidated surface of cold dry snow.

 

Jake

 

 

remember all glades in vermont are tight, slacky and never have any snow.

 

 

Me tearing up yet another endless glade

 

 

Pow chick a pow pow

 

 

 

saturday we received another 6-9 inches overnight. with much of the weeks snow still left unskied the snow just got deep. Me and Epic skinned to a run that maybe had 5-6 tracks prior to us going down it. 2k vertical feet of tree/gully skiing.

 

Epic

 

 

 

 

 

me diggin trenches in tight gullies

 

 

camera got smudgy from getting sprayed with snow but its was still nearly waist deep and no hard bottom to hit.

 

 

video from the days.

 


Edited by Josh Matta - 4/16/13 at 11:32am
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Josh, more March madness heading your way today.  Hope you won't be disappointed. Looks like about 4-inches of snow in the Burgh, but the mountains will fair better.

post #3 of 16

Good to see on many levels. 

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Serious question: Is there any reason to go out west? I (and the 8yr old) have a vacation starting on Wed (3/27) and ending on 4/2. I've waited just about as long as possible to decide where to go...and at this point, I think we might just drive and tour VT: Jay, Stowe, Smuggs...and maybe a side trip for two days to Sugarloaf.

 

Normally, it's a no-brainer...but, this year at this time, is there any reason I shouldn't just stay here and drive?

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Originally Posted by Smartyiak View Post

Serious question: Is there any reason to go out west? I (and the 8yr old) have a vacation starting on Wed (3/27) and ending on 4/2. I've waited just about as long as possible to decide where to go...and at this point, I think we might just drive and tour VT: Jay, Stowe, Smuggs...and maybe a side trip for two days to Sugarloaf.

 

Normally, it's a no-brainer...but, this year at this time, is there any reason I shouldn't just stay here and drive?

 

I think we're doing a thread hijack, but why not go for your northern New England hunch?! If you don't have airline points you'd be saving a bundle because airfares seem to be high this year to the usual western ski gateways. Also, if you like Magic Mtn you might consider a couple other places when near Stowe and Sugarloaf: Mad River Glen (assuming natural conditions still good) and Saddleback respectively. Both of these places have a Magic on steroids type of vibe.
post #6 of 16

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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

I think we're doing a thread hijack...

Sorry about that...thread hi-jack was unintentional.

 

What I meant to say was: the photos coming out of NVT over the last two weeks (including Josh's) have been so amazing, is there any reason (during this time-frame) to be going anywhere else in the next week or so?

 

-smarty

post #7 of 16
Sugarloaf got bombed with snow last week. Josh's posts tell the story around Stowe. 7 day Weather forecast up there, if not super snowy, would seem to indicate good preservation of what they currently have in N. VT and ME.
post #8 of 16

Tahoe was getting thin last week. Hardpack in the morning and mashed 'tatoes in the afternoon. 5 inch snow fall last Wednesday at Heavenly, about 8 or so at Northstar and Kirkwood, Sierra cement/PA powder. Last day skied was Thursday.

post #9 of 16

nice!  happy & stoked for all you Easterners!

get out and leave some trenches!

 

MORE PICS! beercheer.gif

 

SMUGGS , Sugarbush, JAY, MRG, Sunday River, et al...

 

nothing wrong with a good hijack when its all about the POW!

 

or start an Eastern POW thread...

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Originally Posted by Smartyiak View Post

Serious question: Is there any reason to go out west? I (and the 8yr old) have a vacation starting on Wed (3/27) and ending on 4/2. I've waited just about as long as possible to decide where to go...and at this point, I think we might just drive and tour VT: Jay, Stowe, Smuggs...and maybe a side trip for two days to Sugarloaf.

 

Normally, it's a no-brainer...but, this year at this time, is there any reason I shouldn't just stay here and drive?

 

 

depends on where out west and how good you guys are....

 

plus you last minute plane tickets are going to be expensive if your going out west.

 

the thing is I think eastern mountain are tons of fun and the snow is going to be soft with a half footer coming though wednesday night. Ill be honest the chances of finding anything like these photos even after the mini storm are pretty slim......  I know the stowe area really well and can find powder last run at will(assuming there is any to be had), and i am willing to work for it.

 

Currently Stowe is doing great, dare I say doing the best...yes even better than Jay. We have a huge man made snow base, and a pretty sizeable natural snow base. the resort is basically dead right now and nearly everything is skiable. If you guy want shown around and can get first/last chair PM me and ill see what I can do.

 

Josh

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Josh, great pictures.  Just got back from three day trip to MRG, Jay Peak and Stowe..........unbelievable!!  MRG did not have as much snow as Jay and Stowe, but still was a blast.  Hope to be skiing again up that way second week of April.  I hope the weather cooperates!!!

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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post

 

 

depends on where out west and how good you guys are....

 

plus you last minute plane tickets are going to be expensive if your going out west.

 

the thing is I think eastern mountain are tons of fun and the snow is going to be soft with a half footer coming though wednesday night. Ill be honest the chances of finding anything like these photos even after the mini storm are pretty slim......  I know the stowe area really well and can find powder last run at will(assuming there is any to be had), and i am willing to work for it.

 

Currently Stowe is doing great, dare I say doing the best...yes even better than Jay. We have a huge man made snow base, and a pretty sizeable natural snow base. the resort is basically dead right now and nearly everything is skiable. If you guy want shown around and can get first/last chair PM me and ill see what I can do.

 

Josh


Smartyiak, I'll 2nd what Josh is saying. Yesterday at Middlebury Snowbowl I was scouting for new glades to work on for next year and taking skis off and walking thru woods I was over knee deep. This is central Vt. northern Vt has even more. Temps look to be maybe to low 40's in the valleys so mts might will lower , I don't think we are going to lose any appreciable amount of snow in the next week. Go to Vt for your vacation.Nice stuff you and Epic are hitting Josh. You are the powder master.

post #13 of 16

Josh, it is fantastic to have you back sending in the stoke.

 

Mike

post #14 of 16

Great photos and great looking snow.

post #15 of 16

New England killing it this year.

post #16 of 16

So insanely jealous. Ski Stowe regularly. Had a bad hip injury in Jan that I skied for a while after. Went to a doc in mid march bc it was not healing well. (Had skied 8 days on it) Now know after going to a doc I need surgery and can't ski. So bummed to miss this end of season awesomeness. 

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