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I presume all that snow fell while the skier took the 10 minutes to grab a quick bite and hit the loo...right? :)

you got it !

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I still don't get it. How come the 3 models were unable to align on this storm trajectory even 36h before the event to predict the biggest " ski the east" snow event of the year. Many people (me included) thought it would be more of a coastal event and were somewhat unprepared. I needed to drive during the storm and it was very dangerous.The right thing to do was to leave early , know where to go , wait in a motel and be the first on the lift line at the right moment !
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Still lots of fresh snow at Smuggs several days after the storm
post #1024 of 1080
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I still don't get it. How come the 3 models were unable to align on this storm trajectory even 36h before the event to predict the biggest " ski the east" snow event of the year. Many people (me included) thought it would be more of a coastal event and were somewhat unprepared. I needed to drive during the storm and it was very dangerous.The right thing to do was to leave early , know where to go , wait in a motel and be the first on the lift line at the right moment !

The right moment, might have been difficult to predict.

 

There were some incredible winds!

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Still lots of fresh snow at Smuggs several days after the storm
Beautiful !
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This weekend was just awful at Stowe. Too much snow, and way too much sun.
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This weekend was just awful at Stowe. Too much snow, and way too much sun.

 

You forgot to mention that there was way too little wind.

post #1028 of 1080

Too little ice as well, I would have loved more ice.

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Plattekill was very good yesterday.  The most crowded I have ever seen there but still lift lines were no more than a few minutes long and that was only btw10am-noon.

 

Warm temps made for spring conditions and you could tell that there was not much base there as some areas are really getting skied off and exposing grassy spots.

 

They kept the lifts spinning until 5 pm yesterday to take advantage of the nice conditions.

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Went to Jiminy Peak yesterday and the conditions weren't great (although that was in the afternoon/early evening), whereas Gore on Saturday was excellent.

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Went to Jiminy Peak yesterday and the conditions weren't great (although that was in the afternoon/early evening), whereas Gore on Saturday was excellent.


Yeah same at Plattekill.  Conditions were very good up until about 2 pm and then deteriorated pretty quickly so we ended a bit earlier than usual.

post #1032 of 1080
Okemo was very crowded Saturday. somewhat less crowded Sunday. Sunday around 1 pm no major delays going on at any lifts. By 2 pm Sunday the snow was super soft. Still very nice skiing weekend. My legs are super tired.
post #1033 of 1080
Windham was skiing great yesterday as well. Lots of fun bumps under the bluebird skies. East Peak was a mixed bag, ice, deep snow, rocks, but rest of Mountain in great shape.
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Getting ready for 8-12 " this week end.

 

Monday should be sweet  (even if a bit warm ;-)

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Getting ready for 8-12 " this week end.

Monday should be sweet  (even if a bit warm ;-)

Where is this bounty predicted to fall?
post #1036 of 1080
I sure hope it's snow, right now it looks like rain.
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post #1038 of 1080
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Yeah same at Plattekill.  Conditions were very good up until about 2 pm and then deteriorated pretty quickly so we ended a bit earlier than usual.

I'm planning on going up to Plattekill Saturday, and hoping things are holding up ok after the day or two of milder temps around here.

post #1039 of 1080
It is snowing big chunks of pow right now in southern NH despite weather reports that it should be raining. And indeed the next two weeks out for much of New England looks like we will be in that gray spring zone of 50/50 snow or freezing rain. Northern NE looks like freezing rain by day but snow by night. Will our season be extended far into April and even May or washed away? Next few days will offer up some very mixed conditions but I have found so far that if you skip the weather report and just head to the mountain, the mountain and the weather will oblige!!
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I have found so far that if you skip the weather report and just head to the mountain, the mountain and the weather will oblige!!

 

Sage advice.  It's usually better than you think it will be.  Today was forecast as showers and rain in the 40's.  Brought my Soul 7's to Berkshire East and pretty much wished I'd had my carving skis most of the day.  It was firm, a bit icy in the morning, even though it didn't go below 32 all night.  Go figure.

 

It didn't rain hard enough to be a problem until at least 1.  Skiing was fun.

 

Yesterday was in my mind possibly the last groomer-zoomer day at Wachusett,  after a couple of hours of very good skiing, it started to snow.  Hard.  1" of snow fell making for some creamy surfaces for the next couple of hours.  Felt like a gift.  The last snowfall of the season possibly.

 

Didn't expect that.

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I have found so far that if you skip the weather report and just head to the mountain, the mountain and the weather will oblige!!

 

Sage advice.  It's usually better than you think it will be.  

 

Yeah, once the season starts, I just go and deal with it. I look at the weather report only to see what kind of sweater to put on.

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We might get one more shot at a winter storm..... if not then its about corn.

 

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Either would be an improvement over the midwinter conditions at Okemo today, meaning ice somewhat concealed by a coating of, presumably, manmade. 

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Yup!  It was all "sand on glass" today,  with spiting rain to keep the goggles blurry.  ;-)

Sugar piles rowed up at the edges waiting to let out the snow snakes.

 

Great fun! 

post #1045 of 1080
Once again, Stowe didn't suck. Groomers were awesome this morning with the 8" of recent snow leaving a velvet surface. Bumps were a little rough until the sun baked them; Spruce side was nice in the morning sun.

Skied a Bruce run with @epic and his daughters in the afternoon; snow in there was nice and creamy. Plus we reached the bottom just as the bus was pulling up. No rain all day, but it is drizzling on the drive home.
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Talked to somebody who'd skied Gunstock today -- she said they'd gotten a couple of nice snows. Conditions were lovely. That's not happening down this way lately.
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Bretton Woods was divine today -- sun, soft spring snow, just cold enough to hold its shape but warm enough to move out of the way as you passed by.

It was just perfect, for a day of easy late season skiing.

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Talked to somebody who'd skied Gunstock today -- she said they'd gotten a couple of nice snows. Conditions were lovely. That's not happening down this way lately.

 

 

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Bretton Woods was divine today -- sun, soft spring snow, just cold enough to hold its shape but warm enough to move out of the way as you passed by.

It was just perfect, for a day of easy late season skiing.

 

I never focus my attention to Gunstock however this past week, the MWV got snow while mid to lower western part of NH got the wet stuff. Ski season is too short (in NE) so I try to make the best of it when I can. 

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I never focus my attention to Gunstock however this past week, the MWV got snow while mid to lower western part of NH got the wet stuff. Ski season is too short (in NE) so I try to make the best of it when I can. 


Okemo's base was solid, for sure. Can't complain about that. It'll be more fun when it softens up, though.

post #1050 of 1080

looks like some snow in the forecast fri/sat...up to a foot...whats the pick of the weekend?


Edited by kdaffy - 3/29/17 at 9:16am
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