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Mad River Glen Conditions 3/2/2014???

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I'm looking for an honest assessment of conditions at MRG for this weekend. I've been on their website, but I'm not sure how accurate/truthful their snow/conditions report is. Has anyone skied at MRG recenty (past few days)? Pictures would be a plus. Considering Smuggs if MRG is not skiing well at all. Any feedback is appreciated!
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I was at Sugarbush North ( Mt. Ellen) Yesterday which is 2 miles from MRG. Groomers were very good if that is what you are into, so I would assume the couple trails MRG grooms: Antelope at top and others at the mid to bottom would be good. bumps at Mt. Ellen had 2-3" snow on frozen, not horrible but not many going on them. I spent most of my time in the woods. 2" snow on less than 1" breakable crust with soft snow underneath. I enjoyed the challenge, had to break thru in places with some hop turns. Started off with Blizzard magnum 8.0 ti but didn't like tte feel in the breakable 80mm underfoot was just sinking in too much and locking me in. Switched over to Blizzrad Ones and whole different game. Still had some break thru but more float over the snow with better manuverablility. Wish I had my 109 mm Worth Humpbacks with me wider definitely would have been better. I would imagine MRG woods would be in similar shape. The more that stuff gets skied out the better it will be. I don't think their were many people at MRG Thursday, when I went by on way home at about 2:30 there were maybe 25-35 cars in lot.

For another perspective today was at Kton again groomers fine but anything with bumps as in 1/2 of Outer limits 50/50 groom, Neeedles Eye etc it was frozen bumps/chunks with dust in the troughs. Best skiing was actually in the Superstar woods where it had been skied down and snow was soft although a lot of that snow felt like man made stuff that had blown in. They had not opened woods such as Julio. Looked real good but probably frozen solid under thin layer of new snow. The ungroomed stuff up in Vermont needs to be skied out and broken up with that crust layer or need some serious snow 6-12" to build up better base over it.

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I've been on their website, but I'm not sure how accurate/truthful their snow/conditions report is.

 

If it's not good, they are unafraid to let you know. Based on how Stowe is right now, I'd expect MRG to be good, but not great.

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thanks for the replies!  getting the car packed now....we'll see what happens tomorrow.  but either way, it's stowe on mon and tues, then sugarbush on weds for us. gonna be a good week.

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thanks for the replies!  getting the car packed now....we'll see what happens tomorrow.  but either way, it's stowe on mon and tues, then sugarbush on weds for us. gonna be a good week.

Sure hope it's a good week.  I'll be skiing at Stowe on Mon and Tue, March 3-4, as well.  Meeting up with a small group from another ski forum.

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