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or any part of the mad river valley

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Well, we only managed to get in a day trip to Sugarbush. The day that we went was good though, there was a lot of untracked powder in the glades. Most of the trails had good cover, but there was a trail that we did called Lixie's Twist which was a mix a snow and dirt, and there was a trail called organgrinder from the summit that was really icy. Overall better than I expected.

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Well, we only managed to get in a day trip to Sugarbush. The day that we went was good though, there was a lot of untracked powder in the glades. Most of the trails had good cover, but there was a trail that we did called Lixie's Twist which was a mix a snow and dirt, and there was a trail called organgrinder from the summit that was really icy. Overall better than I expected.

I'm going to be the adult that gives you a hard time for some poor teenage judgement here. Going into the woods at Sugarbush this past week was an incredibly bad idea. The reason you found untracked lines is because the locals know its not safe in there, so we are all staying out. While there may have been some fresh snow, it doesn't mean there was enough for the woods to be safe. There needs to be a solid 3-4 foot base on most woods before they are decently skiable. There are some glades that you can get by with as little as 2 feet of dense base, but that's only if you know the glade well and are prepared and well skilled to deal with things. The fresh coating of snow last week actually made the woods more dangerous, not safer, since it was light snow that was just enough to cover up most hazards so they couldn't be seen, but not enough to keep you from hitting them. 

 

Check out this article. Sobering, but a good lesson to learn from someone else, instead of learning it yourself. This happened a month ago, when there was more snow around than there is now. 

http://freshiesmag.com/2016/02/12/rescue-in-the-notch-lack-of-snow/

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Skied Okemo Friday, Sat & Sun. Great conditions for the year we're having. Much warmer then the previous weekend. BTW, my nose is peeling from the frost bite, not like that hasn't happened before.

 

Saturday got a little suntan going. The snow softened a little, it didn't freeze hard Saturday night so Sunday was fun on the fat skis. The Gotama's plow right through that soft snow.

 

Over the 3 day's I had a few lift rides as a single and talked with the day trippers. I didn't hear one person say they were having a bad time or it was to icy.

 

We had a very light mist mid morning on Saturday, lasted about 5-10 minutes. If you looked up to Killington you could see the dark clouds there. I asked the house mate who teaches there on Saturday's if they had rain, she confirmed they did.

 

Seems this year they're getting more rain then Okemo. I couple weeks back we went up to the Pasta Pot for dinner in Sat night. I noticed Ludlow had more snow on the ground then the area around the Skye Ship Gondola.

 

Hopefully Killington gets some snow soon, I have 3 free passes to use up.

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