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Stowe and Sugarbush Conditions?

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Thread Starter 

How is Stowe and Sugarbush skiing?  Heading up to Stowe SB Sunday. and SB Mon/Tue.

 

First time to Stowe and really looking forward to it.

 

Thanks!

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Sugarbush: Great mountain when it snows.  I ski SB every weekend. Needs snow. Castlerock is not open.   Natural trails other than uppermost part of the mountain are not open.  the open natural trails up top (Paradise, Spillsville) need more snow for ski preservation sake,  Woods are not in play IMO. Snowmaking trails are fine but get skied off in the pm. Potential for a few inches Saturday and Sunday, so hopefully things will change for you.  Skiing during the week at SB is awesome.  You will be one of a handful of skiers.  If weather predictions work out, you might want to extend your trip until Wednesday.

 

Stowe:  Great Mountain.  haven't skied there this year.  However, from what I have seen online and heard from others, snowmaking trails are blanketed and in very good shape.  Stowe snowmaking is way better than SB.  Stowe has also received more snow but by and large the trees are not fully in play.  Could change in a hurry.  Take this with a grain of salt because I have not skied there this year.

 

Have fun.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  Very helpful.  Yes.  I have been watching the potential snow for Sat/Sun and also the Wed storm.  Sat/Sun doesn't look too significant but 2-4 inches (hoping for more) would be great.  Wed may be awesome depending on storm track so, instead of heading home Wed morning, we may ski that day and head home later in the day.  We would ski either Mad River or Sugarbush.

 

Do you have any recommendations regarding pubs for watching the Superbowl somewhere in the Mad River Valley?  We were thinking of stopping in Waterbury on the way from Stowe to Sugarbush Sunday night (Reservoir or Prohibition Pig) but we were also thinking it would be nice to watch the game closer to Warren since our condo Sunday night is close to Sugarbush.

 

Thanks again!

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Stowe conditions:  see here:  http://www.epicski.com/t/122876/the-on-going-stowe-tr-report

 

I wouldn't take skis you care about into Stowe's natural snow trails, but they are open (partially in some cases) and what's open was skiing fairly well earlier this week.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks.  That is a great link.  Can you recommend any intermediate glades that may be ok?  I am not an expert skier but I skied some easy glades at Jay last year and I was hoping to do the same at Stowe.  I have some new Bushwackers that I want to break in :)

 

Also, Burlington just issued a WWA for Saturday night for 4-6 inches (although possible mixed precip depending on storm track).

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Originally Posted by amyles View Post
 

Thanks.  That is a great link.  Can you recommend any intermediate glades that may be ok?  I am not an expert skier but I skied some easy glades at Jay last year and I was hoping to do the same at Stowe.  I have some new Bushwackers that I want to break in :)

 

Also, Burlington just issued a WWA for Saturday night for 4-6 inches (although possible mixed precip depending on storm track).

 

Paging @Josh Matta for info on which intermediate-friendly glades are skiing well...

 

Note that none of Stowe's glades are on-the-map, so they aren't obvious-to-find.

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Paging @Josh Matta for info on which intermediate-friendly glades are skiing well...

 

Note that none of Stowe's glades are on-the-map, so they aren't obvious-to-find.

 

 

depends on what people mean by intermiedate .....

 

quite honestly if it does snow 6 inches a much larger ski than the bushwacker will be safer to ski on because the tip will ride above more hazards. 

 

Nosedive woods(left side of nosedive) probably the one of hte most mellow for some people, for osme people they feel very clasutphobic

goat Wood(left ski of Goat)

 

I am avaliable to book on tuesday if you want to be shown around by someone who truly knows this place and how to ski it and can teach you how as well. 

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Thread Starter 

Thanks Kevin and Josh.  I didn't know that all of Stowe's tree runs were off the map.  Are there any on the map runs that are sort of open glade runs with some trees...I am thinking like Sleeper Chutes at Sugarbush?

 

My buddy and I are only at Stowe on Sunday and its our first time so I am thinking that all of the on map runs will be plenty for us to do and that we will find those awesome considering what we are used to (Poconos).

 

I was reading another review of Stowe and the writer mentioned Nosedive, Tres Amigo and Lookout woods as somewhat obvious tree runs and I also saw Chin Clip, Sunrise and Chapel mentioned for trees.

 

Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by amyles View Post
 

Thanks.  That is a great link.  Can you recommend any intermediate glades that may be ok?  I am not an expert skier but I skied some easy glades at Jay last year and I was hoping to do the same at Stowe.  I have some new Bushwackers that I want to break in :)

 

Also, Burlington just issued a WWA for Saturday night for 4-6 inches (although possible mixed precip depending on storm track).

 

Start with Chapel Woods and Christy Glades then find Goat woods (not on map) direct across from Cliff Trail.

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Thanks!  I will add Christy Glades to the list.

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