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Ok, We had a pretty good day here in S. Vt.

post #1 of 10
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If 14+ inches of 10 degree blower is a good day (It didn't last ;-(  )

 

But

 

I did notice something.

 

The first 30 yards though the knee deep, had me "looking for my boots"  Sort of a new idea, at least to me.

 

What it was,  was an effort of exploration.  First a bit back,  then a bit forward over the skis, then back a bit less etc. until that sweet spot was found.  That was the place where there was no tension, and no compression of lower legs in the boot.  just standing in them really.  Turns were effortless.  floating in balance.

 

I'm just suggesting as much for anyone that struggles with deeper snow.

 

Find your boots!  Your skis are near by!  ;-)

 

These really great days bring it out!

post #2 of 10

Good explanation!

 

My first experience with Wasatch powder made me say "I learned to ski in the East - I get confused when I can't hear my skis, let alone when I can't see them!"

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Good explanation!

 

My first experience with Wasatch powder made me say "I learned to ski in the East - I get confused when I can't hear my skis, let alone when I can't see them!"


Good one!:D

post #4 of 10

Threads like this remind me how much different Northern VT is from Southern VT. I can remember 1 seriously deep pow day from my years working in S. VT. Now up here in N. VT, I experience them a half dozen times a year. Amazing what difference 100 miles will make. 

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Good one!biggrin.gif

Agree! I still remember my first trip out west (Aspen) and how disconcerting my first run was when I couldn't hear my edges scraping on the surface.
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Threads like this remind me how much different Northern VT is from Southern VT. I can remember 1 seriously deep pow day from my years working in S. VT. Now up here in N. VT, I experience them a half dozen times a year. Amazing what difference 100 miles will make. 

 

Nope!  Nothing to see in northern Vermont!  Move along now!  Not worth the extra drive to get to northern Vermont!  Only cows up here and a few rope-tow serviced hills.

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Originally Posted by Cgrandy View Post
 

If 14+ inches of 10 degree blower is a good day (It didn't last ;-(  )

 

But

 

I did notice something.

 

The first 30 yards though the knee deep, had me "looking for my boots"  Sort of a new idea, at least to me.

 

What it was,  was an effort of exploration.  First a bit back,  then a bit forward over the skis, then back a bit less etc. until that sweet spot was found.  That was the place where there was no tension, and no compression of lower legs in the boot.  just standing in them really.  Turns were effortless.  floating in balance.

 

I'm just suggesting as much for anyone that struggles with deeper snow.

 

Find your boots!  Your skis are near by!  ;-)

 

These really great days bring it out!

 

Sounds like southern Vermont got the brunt of this storm.  I was at Mt. Snow on Monday, and they had obviously gotten hammered.  They left a lot of stuff on the front side ungroomed, so there were lots of fun turns to be found.  The stuff that had been groomed out was ridiculously soft.

 

Glad you had fun in the deepness...  Those conditions definitely take some adjustment and many skiers find deep snow to be nothing but frustrating.

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Nope!  Nothing to see in northern Vermont!  Move along now!  Not worth the extra drive to get to northern Vermont!  Only cows up here and a few rope-tow serviced hills.

You found a rope tow? I have to skin for my turns, or use a cow to pull me up the mountain. Downside is dodging cow patties as they come at you, but the cow does provide some nice warmth when you have to survive the subzero temps and 50mph winds that are a constant up here. 

post #9 of 10

I once skied a cow pasture in Vermont.

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I once skied a cow pasture in Vermont.

Vermont is a cow pasture, so that makes sense. 

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