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Conditions in northern VT?

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Anyone been in northern VT lately?  Sugarbush, Stowe, Jay?  or cross-country skiing there?  
We're looking at going up to Stowe for some cross-country next week, because it rained and then re-froze a crust layer here in NW Ct.  It's miserable and dangerous in the woods.  We were thinking only groomed trails would be skiable.   Did northern VT get the same rain/freeze cycle?  Or was last week's precip all snow?  

Any info would be helpful.  Thx.

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Had a good time at Sugarbush a few days ago.  No rain.  The new snow after 2/28 stayed powder since it was well below freezing thru 3/3.  Snow was very soft anywhere that was ungroomed (bump runs, trees).

 

On 3/4, temps were around 30 most of the day at Mad River Glen.  Then the arctic air came in.  It was about 12 when I left the Mad River Valley on 3/5.

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Skied Stowe 3/5 and Jay 3/6. Between the two Stowe was in much better condition. Neither exhibited any true ice, but Jay scraped off much quicker, and seem to be beset with a lot of granular snow on all parts of the mountain. I was able to find soft snow in the easiest low angle glades at both locations.

 

Depending on how this weekends snowfall and the coming warmth of Mon-Wed play out, things will likely change.

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Skied Burke Yesterday and conditions were stellar.  Staying in Sunape, NH going do to a bit of xc this morning ourselves.  No rain or thaw up here.

 

Just got back from a xc session.  Great conditions on groomed trails.  Not as soft as last weekend...there is a bit of a crust off piste but groomed xc is nice and fast and not so hard or fast that it makes going downhill treacherous.  We are striders, not skaters but skate track was in fine shape too.


Edited by crank - 3/8/15 at 8:44am
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Thank you, all.  

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Jay just got a foot in the past 48 hrs and stowe got 8-10.. Possibility of significant snow in northern vt next weekend. You should be in fine shape! 

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How are conditions holding up in VT? I'm thinking about getting out there this weekend. Is it worth the 6+ hours in the car?

Snow conditions have to be good enough for my fiancée to enjoy at her beginner level.
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How are conditions holding up in VT? I'm thinking about getting out there this weekend. Is it worth the 6+ hours in the car?

Snow conditions have to be good enough for my fiancée to enjoy at her beginner level.

 

We just wrapped up the gathering in Northern Vermont.  Conditions in the trees are fantastic.  Conditions on the open trails range from "awesome" to "boilerplate", depending on how the wind and sun has affected them.

 

The forecasts are showing a day or two of rain and warmth is descending on Northern Vermont (or at least at Stowe) with a return to snow and cold later in the week.  Low angle groomers usually come back pretty well, so I'm guessing your fiancee would be ok.  Steeper ungroomed stuff could be "variable".

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