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A thousand vertical feet of blue ice!

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Southern Vt skiing at it's finest.  This will make a man out of you (or a woman).

 

The cats rolled yesterday's spring like manck into a smooth surface set by the crawler cleats .

The night time freeze set it all to an inch deep ice.  There is nothing that changes the terrain pitch or elevation change.

 

A thousand vertical feet of blue ice tuned to the musical bars of the snow cats. 

There are bad conditions,...... and then there are Conditions that are good for you! 

 

What edge perfection,  what counter and angulation?  what wonder that there is grip at all.

 

Those west of the Mississippi, ..... STFU,  you haven't a clue

 

68 mm underfoot... Damn straight!

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Yesterday I was skiing perfect bluebird conditions. Two feet of snow had fallen a day before that, and there I was skiing in beautiful weather -- warm, clear sky, no wind, visibility forever. But the warmth meant that the snow started to soften up a bit during the day, and then at the end of the day shadows started creeping in and refreezing that surface. I ended up having to ski a bit of crusty, icy crap on the way back down to my car, where I clicked out of my bindings, picked up my skis, and walked thirty feet to my car. It was rough.

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I feel your pain. The groom was soooo good yesterday it was like your hair was on fire. Then we had to stop for beer at noon.
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Originally Posted by Cgrandy View Post
 

Southern Vt skiing at it's finest.  This will make a man out of you (or a woman).

 

The cats rolled yesterday's spring like manck into a smooth surface set by the crawler cleats .

The night time freeze set it all to an inch deep ice.  There is nothing that changes the terrain pitch or elevation change.

 

A thousand vertical feet of blue ice tuned to the musical bars of the snow cats. 

There are bad conditions,...... and then there are Conditions that are good for you! 

 

What edge perfection,  what counter and angulation?  what wonder that there is grip at all.

 

Those west of the Mississippi, ..... STFU,  you haven't a clue

 

68 mm underfoot... Damn straight!


Where hack were you skiing ? Okemo was great all 3 day's, Friday-Sunday. I'll say the south face was a bite firm after lunch on Friday, but other then that. We had a great time. Sunday the first two runs before 8AM were firm if you didn't ski where the sun was shining. But by a little after 8AM most of the hill was great, softening but nit mush. I skied till 2PM Sunday, and past 1 to almost 2PM Friday and Saturday.

post #5 of 7

Blue ice?

Set a course.

post #6 of 7

Hang in there.  They'll have it busted down to death cookies in a day or two..

 

We had ice, as in sleet, freezing rain Wednesday, then ten degrees Friday, 40s on Saturday morning, 20s again Saturday night refrozen, then warm and rain again Sunday. 

 

I went with 66mm bump skis, I don't detune them much at all.  Even raced NASTAR on them.  Would have gone with GS rock skis had I known all but only packed bumps and midfats looking at the forecast showing 40s when loaded up for the trip.

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Originally Posted by Cgrandy View Post
 

Southern Vt skiing at it's finest.  This will make a man out of you (or a woman).

 

The cats rolled yesterday's spring like manck into a smooth surface set by the crawler cleats .

The night time freeze set it all to an inch deep ice.  There is nothing that changes the terrain pitch or elevation change.

 

A thousand vertical feet of blue ice tuned to the musical bars of the snow cats. 

There are bad conditions,...... and then there are Conditions that are good for you! 

 

What edge perfection,  what counter and angulation?  what wonder that there is grip at all.

 

Those west of the Mississippi, ..... STFU,  you haven't a clue

 

68 mm underfoot... Damn straight!

 

 

This is what happens when they groom too early after a warm day.  The overnight freeze turns the corduroy into a corrugated tilted skating rink.  Grooming in the middle of the night after the temps have already fallen seems to work a lot better.

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