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How quickly do Northeast resorts get skied out after snowfall?

post #1 of 20
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I'm considering making a trip this Saturday to some Vermont mountains after the 2 foot snowfall. I haven't gone snowboarding that far north in a long time and was wondering, from the people that frequent that area, will any mountain still have some powder runs left on them after 2 days? If yes which mountain would be the best in proximity to mad river glen to killington.

post #2 of 20

If you are talking untracked on the open slopes, about an hour.  Next day, the green and blue trails will all be groomed out and the black trails will have soft bumps everywhere.  Only real powder you will find on Saturday will be in the trees.

post #3 of 20

Try the Balsams - bring your splitboard.

post #4 of 20

The trails are tracked in a hour. The inbounds woods are tracked in two hours. Out of bounds woods.. a day. If you want to get untracked this weekend, you'll have to skin a mountain that doesn't have a resort on it. And not a prominent one like Camel's Hump... something random. But if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up lost and dead.

 

So long story short, you've already missed your window. I already skied it out. You're welcome.

post #5 of 20

Try the Balsams - bring your splitboard.

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The trails are tracked in a hour. The inbounds woods are tracked in two hours. Out of bounds woods.. a day. If you want to get untracked this weekend, you'll have to skin a mountain that doesn't have a resort on it. And not a prominent one like Camel's Hump... something random. But if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up lost and dead.

 

So long story short, you've already missed your window. I already skied it out. You're welcome.

 

Not so sure about that. I think Out of Bounds woods go first now, sometimes even trails are neglected as people out smart themselves trying to find freshies. Chinclip can be pretty great while everyone is skiing the bench.

post #6 of 20

Be careful where you go. Some places further south got a good layer of ice pellets making a nice crust. Then the wind came and baked a cold meringue. Fuffy pow it was not, In general. I heard Ktown did not get the pellets. South of that, probably everyone got them.

post #7 of 20

What time is it now?

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What time is it now?

15 minutes later.

post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by gnarkill283 View Post
 

I'm considering making a trip this Saturday to some Vermont mountains after the 2 foot snowfall. I haven't gone snowboarding that far north in a long time and was wondering, from the people that frequent that area, will any mountain still have some powder runs left on them after 2 days? If yes which mountain would be the best in proximity to mad river glen to killington.


Sugarbush and esp Sugarbush North might have some lesser tracked glades still by then??  They tell me Gore has a lot of glade skiing now (haven't been there since the 80s) and maybe some of it will still be pretty powdery by Sat.  I won't be skiing until Sun, but still glad that this snow is sure to make glades open at all far north locations so fun and far above average off piste skiing will be the order of the weekend.

 

I love MRG, but imagine it will be slammed by powder crazed single chair riders this weekend, plus no snowboards there.

post #10 of 20

All of Mt Ellen at Sugarbush was closed today due to wind, so there would be a good bet. I will be skiing it all off tomorrow though. Regardless of where you go, the trees will have much more snow, especially with all the wind from this storm. 

post #11 of 20
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Thanks for the responses. What would be my best bet near the Killington area - I don't want to travel much more north of that. 

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Thanks for the responses. What would be my best bet near the Killington area - I don't want to travel much more north of that. 

 

Magic. And it's not even north of K-Mart

post #13 of 20

Magic got a day of mixed precip...so scratch that off your list.  Central VT and north is where you want to be.  Killington, Pico reported 24" from storm.  Gore got 20"...glades in great shape from firsthand report yesterday.  I'm headed there tonight...

post #14 of 20

I think its pretty clear that if you actually want to partake in what this storm system dropped, you need to go north of Killington, further north the better. South of Kmart got mixed precip, not pow. If you're powder hunting, you go where the storm leads you. If you're not going to do that, you might as well be saying "the Front Range in Colorado got a huuuge dump, I wanna ski some of that.. but I don't want to go west of Illinois." The snow is where the snow is. Go to it, its not coming to you.

post #15 of 20

Skied Pico today.  Still plenty to be had in the woods.  Much less skied out than Killington.

post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 

Think I'm gonna take the advice of chalky and hit up sugarbush if mt ellen was only ridden today since the snowfall.

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post
 

The trails are tracked in a hour. The inbounds woods are tracked in two hours. Out of bounds woods.. a day. If you want to get untracked this weekend, you'll have to skin a mountain that doesn't have a resort on it. And not a prominent one like Camel's Hump... something random. But if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up lost and dead.

 

So long story short, you've already missed your window. I already skied it out. You're welcome.

 

 

not entirely true, I am certain there are entire line in bounds at stowe that have yet to be skied. 

 

but if this guy truly wants untracked go to Middlebury snowbowl.

post #18 of 20
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not entirely true, I am certain there are entire line in bounds at stowe that have yet to be skied. 

 

but if this guy truly wants untracked go to Middlebury snowbowl.


hey hey hey you don't think I've tracked out the place the last 3 days :D It will be after this weekend, We have a PSIA tree/steep event although its an intro event I hope to get them to sample some of our good stuff that I'll say is lightly tracked or as light as this tank plows through thing.

post #19 of 20
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not entirely true, I am certain there are entire line in bounds at stowe that have yet to be skied. 

 

 

No. There is nothing untracked anywhere inbounds at Stowe. Everything is completely tracked out and resembling luge courses.

 

Nothing to see here, move along, move along...

post #20 of 20

Killington did not get the freezing rain/ice pellets. Skied it today. Snow in woods is actual powder. There's a good amount of it.

It is not everywhere great though. Don't think it'll be like Jackson Hole after a fresh 2 feet. Top of Superstar was close to formica from wind scouring.

Good/great stuff to be had though. Outer limits powder bumps between ice but very good, Double dipper, cascade all very good. Ovation good in spots if you hit the soft stuff. Intermediate/beginner at Ramshead should be excellent.

It will be 100% a zoo tomorrow though. Best if you know where to go and/or can stay in the woods.

Saturday to get quite warm with the R word mentioned. Sunday to be cold and it'll freeze up. Typical Vermont.

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