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post #1 of 26
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post #2 of 26
The snow is hammering down here, yup. It was raining and mild yesterday, the cold air came in overnight and froze everything, in the morning we got the odd flake flying around around 9.30am (it was already snowing "sort of" up on the hill) and the flakes increased steadily, as did the wind. This evening as dusk fell, we drove up the mountain to pick up some skis, and the wind was making the car lose its footing on the very slippery road, which was covered in a thin slick of wind-blown snow. The snow began to stick to the grass about midday-1pm, and it's really taken hold now, as night came in the flakes got larger and feathery, and stuff is getting covered. Only thing with snow on was the snow-made runs yesterday, now it's all white, the lawn is white, the doorstep pumpkin is white...
I shambled across the paddock to get some beer, bread and the paper (bloody tourists got all the NYTs, had to make do with USA today) and my boots got thoroughly caked in snow. This is great!
post #3 of 26
Woo Hoo! We got snow on and off in Southern Vermont too. Lots of friggin wind too, Auntie Em, Auntie Em!!!
post #4 of 26
Well grumble, it stopped snowing. However, in its last few hours it really decided to make an impact. So my footprints from coming back with the paper (and some really appallingly bland beer called Miller High Life, it's yellow water with bubbles) got completely obliterated. Dang, we got us some snow in a few short hours.
post #5 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 22 degrees
Base Temperature: 32 degrees
Lifts Open: 2
Trails Open: 4
Miles Open: 2.5
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 4"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 6-9"
Total Snowfall for this season: 46"
Base Depth: 16" - 36"
Primary Surface: Packed Powder
Secondary Surface: Powder
Forecast: Flurries and variable clouds today, with light winds and temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

Check out our Interactive Trail Map at http://www.stowe.com/map/

For more information please view the complete snow report at:
http://www.stowe.com/conditions/
post #6 of 26
It felt a lot colder than that! Lots out skiing and boarding it today, it snowed all day, and they'd got a few more runs open, all skiier's right of the quad. There was ice under the new though, and so you got piles of soft with valleys of scrape ice. It wasn't bad however. Top was really windy and cold. I ski without a hat, but when I flipped my fleece-lined hood up for the last bit of the chair, I couldn't get it off again, because it had stuck to the frost in my hair! More snow expected into the new week, and it should stay cold.
post #7 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 6 degrees
Base Temperature: 17 degrees
Lifts Open: 2
Trails Open: 5
Miles Open: 2.7
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 2-3"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 8-12"
Total Snowfall for this season: 48"
Base Depth: 16" - 37"
Primary Surface: Powder
Secondary Surface: Packed Powder
Forecast: Mostly cloudy skies with a flurries through the day. Temparatures will start out in the lower 20s and drop through the day. Winds will remain moderate to high with gusts from 20-40 mph.
post #8 of 26
Snowed pretty much all day today at Stowe. A bit windy in the afternoon.
The snow conditions were great, slopes uncrowded.. a really good day's skiing.
Centerline (Stowe's easiest black run) was open, with sporting conditions. Unless we have a serious warm-up, I would surmise that we should have at least 1 of the Front Four open, plus several other runs.
There is some talk of a major storm this weekend, but it might pass south of us.
Looking good for ETU and Fresh Tracks!!
post #9 of 26
Lots of dry white fluff around today. The minute they dropped that rope on Centreline, all these red jackets appeared out of nowhere and hooned on down! However, we discovered that someone downloading on the chair gets to the bottom before 2 skiiers taking Lord at moderate pace.
Things are getting whiter and softer, for sure.
post #10 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Wednesday, December 03, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: -2 degrees
Base Temperature: 11 degrees
Lifts Open: 2
Trails Open: 7
Miles Open: 3.5
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 2"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 10-14"
Total Snowfall for this season: 50"
Base Depth: 16" - 37"
Primary Surface: Powder
Secondary Surface: Packed Powder
Forecast: Partly cloudy skies with flurries possible. Temperatures low single digits (top) to mid-teens (base), winds 15-25 mph.
post #11 of 26
When I use the interactive trail map, it says all trails are closed. Wassup?
post #12 of 26
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"Whassup" is that they are NOT all closed and the interactive trail map does not SAY they're all closed.

As you guide the cursor over the trails, do so slowly. The balls-to-the-wall trails, and several others, haven't been opened yet, but the place is open and in use, and the trails listed as open include blues, greens and a black.

On the Stowe site, check out the snow report, which will list the open trails.

[ December 03, 2003, 02:02 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #13 of 26
Another great day at Stowe. Some more trails open, excellent coverage, cold weather. Snow-making continues.
Open trails with excellent snow include:
Ridgeview
Lord
North Slope
Centerline
Standard
T Line looked as if it was being skied, but I'm not sure if it will be opened.

It started snowing quite enthusiastically this afternoon, it should be fun tomorrow with a few of inches of cold, dry powder.

Forecast calls for cold/cool weather for the next week, with occasional snow. Unfortunately, the latest forecast has the big storm this weekend tracking south of here.
post #14 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 6 degrees
Base Temperature: 14 degrees
Lifts Open: 2
Trails Open: 7
Miles Open: 3.5
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 3-4"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 13-16"
Total Snowfall for this season: 58"
Base Depth: 18" - 38"
Primary Surface: Packed Powder
Secondary Surface: Machine Groomed
Forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with flurries possible. Temperatures low teens (top) to low 20s (base), winds 15-30 mph. More terrain opening tomorrow!
post #15 of 26
Yesterday, nothing was open according to the Interactive Trail Map. Today, Standard, Lord, North Slope and Crossover (only 20% open) show up as being open. If more than this is open, I am not using this map for a reference, as it is wrong.

I know how to use one of these, oboe, my man, but when I posted yesterday, all trails showed as closed.

Thank you.

We had a couple of inches of snow last night, and it's still coming down. Wheeeee! Going to Bousquet on Saturday to try and find the ski legs again. First day of the season! :

[ December 04, 2003, 05:27 AM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #16 of 26
Bonni, for whatever reason, I didn't have any trouble with the interactive map yesterday. After I saw your message, I went to the site, opened it and saw seven trails open. I think your web browser is "batty" (ooh. Sorry. Bad analogy. (or is that "Sorry, "bat" analogy")) [img]tongue.gif[/img]

P.S., I only made the bad joke because I realize your bat issue has resolved. The map did work for me yesterday, though.

[Edited to add horrible "bat" pun so as to elicit groans.]

[ December 04, 2003, 07:38 AM: Message edited by: Skidmo ]
post #17 of 26
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The interactive map shows me, among other things, that Lord is 90% open and North Slope is 100% open, in addition to others open part way.

Sorry about the recurring bats thing (hee hee).
post #18 of 26
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Stowe eye candy - photo from today, December 4, 2003:

http://www.stowe.com/mountain/gallery/blowup.php?id=77
post #19 of 26
Well, I was on Centerline 2 hours before Oboe's pic, and the powder was really light, dry and fluffy...another great day.
No wind, some sun in the afternoon.
Lift openings planned are:

Gondola is scheduled to be open tomorrow or this weekend, the coverage looks great, and the snow guns were busy.

Easy Street lift is scheduled to open this weekend.

Many of the runs off the Quad look skiable, but are still roped off.
The forecast looks good for snow-making, if not for snow-falling!
post #20 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Friday, December 05, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 3 degrees
Base Temperature: 0 degrees
Lifts Open: 3
Trails Open: 9
Miles Open: 4.8
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 1-2"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 14-18"
Total Snowfall for this season: 60"
Base Depth: 18" - 38"
Primary Surface: Packed Powder
Secondary Surface: Machine Groomed
Forecast: Partly to mostlysunny, temperatures upper teens (top) to mid 20s (base), winds 10-20 mph. Don't forget to check out this year's new gear at Stowefest Demo Days on December 6 and 7.

Yesterday was a "wow", with light, fluffy snow to start and more during the day!
post #21 of 26
I'm ok with the "bat" jokes, and the bats are hibernating, so all is well for a while anyway.

Today's map looks better. Fly in the ointment lately, I assume.

One week to go! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
post #22 of 26
Perfection!!!
A Blue Bird day...brilliant skies, fresh snow and no wind!
Look out for the big storm moving up the East Coast, we are forecast --at present--to get 4-10 inches, but the forecast keeps going up. Very early for a truly major storm, basically the East Coast is at a standstill, 335 minutes delay at JFK airport.
A huge weekend here at Stowe, about 1000 members of the Commonwealth Ski Club will be skiing with us, many of them taking lessons.
Another storm is forecast for late next week, so Epic's weekend could be a powder paradise.
post #23 of 26
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BELIVE IT!

Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 8 degrees
Base Temperature: 18 degrees
Lifts Open: 7
Trails Open: 34
Miles Open: 27
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 22-28"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 32-42"
Total Snowfall for this season: 88"
Base Depth: 26" - 45"
Primary Surface: Powder
Secondary Surface: Packed Powder
Forecast: POWDER ALERT!! STILL SNOWING AND CONTINUING MOST OF THE DAY!! Temperatures about 10 (top) to upper teens (base), winds 25-45 mph. Gondola will open at 10 a.m., for experts only. Be aware that trails with natural snow cover may have some windblown areas & waterbars. Demo days continues today--your chance to try out the new gear.

Nothing more needs to be said--just come & have at it!!!

Check out our Interactive Trail Map at http://www.stowe.com/map/
post #24 of 26
Oh man, did we get some nice powder today! eep. It was plentiful and very, very dry. in fact in the interests of research I stuck my bare foot outside and prodded it just now, and it was very cold and dry still. When I waded across the paddock to Shaws tonight, it was knee deep (but I'm not exactly tall). Dry, light, cold, deep. Brilliant!]
We have a lot of snow here, seriously.
post #25 of 26
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Here is today's snow report from Stowe Mountain Resort:

Monday, December 08, 2003 - 6:00 am

Summit Temperature: 8 degrees
Base Temperature: 18 degrees
Lifts Open: 5
Trails Open: 32
Miles Open: 25.2
New Snow in the past 24 hours: 4-6"
New Snow in the past 7 days: 36-48"
Total Snowfall for this season: 94"
Base Depth: 26" - 45"
Primary Surface: Powder
Secondary Surface: Packed Powder
Forecast: Storm total--26-34 inches, not bad for late Autumn, eh? Temperatures about 20 (top) to25 (base), winds 15-30 mph. Be aware that trails with natural snow cover may have some windblown areas & waterbars, and are for experts only. Stay in control, look ahead, and have a blast!

Our V.P. for Mountain Operations used the term "biblical proportions" to describe yesterday, which is somewhere way beyond merely "epic", and that barely describes how good it was!! Today looks pretty darned good too, so come out & enjoy! By the way, a beautiful moonset early this morning.

Check out our Interactive Trail Map at http://www.stowe.com/map/

For more information please view the complete snow report at:
http://www.stowe.com/conditions/

P.S. from oboe: I disagree with the last 24 hours report i it was way more than 4-6", believe me. When I left Smuggs at thje end of the day, my car had more than that much new snow on it.
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post #26 of 26
http://www.stowe.com/mountain/snow_report.php

The snow we got opened up a lot of terrain, but listed on this page is a warning about trails that opened with only natural cover...

I don't know about everyone else... I am not interested in ruining my skis or my body. I am not a "big baby" [img]tongue.gif[/img] ... but I'd prefer to ski areas that have decent cover.

Thanks!
kiersten
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