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Snow then rain repeatedly

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Conditions this year in Quebec seem to be a snow storm followed by rain / freezing rain the next day turning things slushy then back to freezing and icy again.
Any recommendations for a good ski type in this (wider, more rocker, etc.)? Bizarre weather
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by GordonFreeman View Post

wider, more rocker, etc.

Opposite works for me, 67mm full camber.
post #3 of 13

Yeah, for ice skinnier the better and no rocker.

post #4 of 13
I skied these conditions a lot at mont Sainte Anne a couple of weeks ago. Agree with jzmtl on a stiff, skinny slalom ski. Off piste is no fun when you lose some fillings on every bump. If enough snow blows into the trees, the skis are fine there.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
It's not so much the ice as a top layer of crust, some soft underneath. Guess it hardens up a few days later
post #6 of 13

Breakable crust is probably the trickiest snow condition to ski in. It's difficult no matter what equipment you're on. 

post #7 of 13

Yup!   This winter sucks!   I have been skiing here (Québec) for over 40 years and this is the worst winter that I can remember, as far as skiing conditions go.

post #8 of 13

This is, by the numbers, the worst winter in the history of Eastern skiing. 

post #9 of 13
Killington last week the day after the rain = Ice skating.
Other days were fine as long as the Sun was out early in the morning - by 2 pm back to ice.

But that day after the rain it was very hard to ski.

The guy at the rental area even told us why you skiing here today? :-)
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Green Hat View Post

Killington last week the day after the rain = Ice skating.
Other days were fine as long as the Sun was out early in the morning - by 2 pm back to ice.

But that day after the rain it was very hard to ski.

The guy at the rental area even told us why you skiing here today? :-)

You should have gone to Okemo. Friends who skied during the week, said Wednesday was fine after Tuesdays rain, Thursday was a little firm after the freeze. I skied Fri. to Sun and had a great weekend.

post #11 of 13

Okemo was probably fine cuz it was still 35-40 degrees and soft esp in the sun.  Must be fun looking at leaves in the woods???

post #12 of 13
I had booked the trip to Killington way in advance. It is hit or miss I guess. From late week until weekend conditions improved a lot actually. I feel Friday and Saturday were the best days!

The mountain was not crowded at all. No long lines anywhere.
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Originally Posted by ddsski View Post
 

Okemo was probably fine cuz it was still 35-40 degrees and soft esp in the sun.  Must be fun looking at leaves in the woods???

I'll say it was nice to ski in spring gloves on Sunday. That and the most skiable terrain in the northeast. One of the reason's Okemo is so good is because they do a much better job of coming back after a bad weather event. That has been proven over and over again for many years.

 

Granted it doesn't have the best terrain, but at lest they have pretty good snow this season.

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