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blizzard in Vermont

post #1 of 65
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Wow, I think we are going to get a bunch of snow in the next few days. It's currently snowing very hard and it's not supposed to get serious until tonight.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/forecast/Map...x=125&map.y=95

Epic....hope ya didn't take your snow tires off....
post #2 of 65
Great news, I'll be in Central Vermont on Saturday & Sunday. Where should I ski?

Michael
post #3 of 65

killington this weekend

i was thinking of going to killington- i think it may be an dust over crust, though? what do you guys think?
post #4 of 65
Oh boy, I might have to see if I can get out of family activities this weekend.
post #5 of 65
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Originally Posted by Dan R View Post
i was thinking of going to killington- i think it may be an dust over crust, though? what do you guys think?
It sounds like wet cement over concrete, but that the H**l, it's skiing.

Michael
post #6 of 65
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Oh boy, I might have to see if I can get out of family activities this weekend.
Mad River Glen has an Easter service on the mountain; "Ya see honey, I'm not neglecting...".

Michael
post #7 of 65
Damn, I am tempted to head back up again but....(there are a lot of but's )
post #8 of 65
I did one of those services at Alpine a few years ago and it was great - beautiful scene overlooking Lake Tahoe. I still caught a bunch of flak when I got back and it was pre-kids, would never try today
post #9 of 65
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I did one of those services at Alpine a few years ago and it was great - beautiful scene overlooking Lake Tahoe. I still caught a bunch of flak when I got back and it was pre-kids, would never try today
Hi Charles,

My kids are young adults (or at least that's my excuse...). We are having Easter on Thursday .

Michael
post #10 of 65
If the storm going through my neck of the woods is any indicator if what's in store for those of you in VT, you're gonna be happy happy skiers!
post #11 of 65
"Great news, I'll be in Central Vermont on Saturday & Sunday. Where should I ski?"

Maine.
post #12 of 65
All my family lives in the sweet sunny south, so I think I'm going to drive up if Vermonters are getting some good snow. Anyone want to meet up somewhere?
post #13 of 65
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Originally Posted by loafer View Post
"Great news, I'll be in Central Vermont on Saturday & Sunday. Where should I ski?"

Maine.
I love it.

Damn school, I want to go skiing too.
post #14 of 65
I'll be at either Stratton, Mt. Snow or Okemo on Saturday. I'll clarify on Friday, after the drive up from DC to Connecticut.

Can't wait for some semi-decent runs in April!
post #15 of 65
<---comes out from hiding! I have to go home (Albany, NY) this weekend and am wondering if I should bring my equipment. I'm thinking Sunday might be a free day to get some turns in. What mountain is the best gamble?
post #16 of 65
Four inches of thick white stuff hanging from the trees in S. Vt.
Must be much more at elevation.
Report says temps in the teens and breezy in the Greens

Winter temps with flurries off and on through Sunday

This week end should ski just fine, but don't count on previously closed trails to open.

CalG
post #17 of 65
I would probably head to Killington, just because they claimed to get a foot out of it. Okemo and Stratton in S Vt are probably good bets too since they have base underneath (thanks to snowmaking)
post #18 of 65
Some scary stuff this new dump. Becareful.
post #19 of 65
If it started as wet snow for a while then lightened up, it won't be "dust on crust". Killington would be a good bet in that they still have many trails with a base. The most snow fell at higher altitude, so Killington, Sugarbush, Stowe. Jay got quite a bit too but it's a long way to drive not knowing exactly what will be open.

I plan to stay close to home this weekend.
post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Some scary stuff this new dump. Becareful.
You're telling a bunch of die-hard skiers who are salivating at the thought of freshies to "be carefull"? Last shot at freshies for the next eight months and we're suppossed to "be carefull"??? : He who hesitates does not get freshies!
post #21 of 65
Does anyone know how Loon or Waterville Valley did with this storm? Might try and get up there tomorrow...
post #22 of 65
Sugarloaf will end up with over 20". I am 40 minutes south of the mountain and we got hit with a lot of snow. Holy cow. Not as heavy as predicted, in other words, not as wet. Sugarloaf will have 120+ trails open this weekend. Not bad for April.
post #23 of 65
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You're telling a bunch of die-hard skiers who are salivating at the thought of freshies to "be carefull"? Last shot at freshies for the next eight months and we're suppossed to "be carefull"??? : He who hesitates does not get freshies!
LOL, point taken.
post #24 of 65
Stowe was unbelievable this morning, it's still snowing hard. I think they are reporting 8", that is VERY conservative. I didn't expect to be skiing trees, they were awsome...don't wait though, when this gets skied off the base is, well, there is no base.
post #25 of 65
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
If the storm going through my neck of the woods is any indicator if what's in store for those of you in VT, you're gonna be happy happy skiers!
glad to see you're getting some out there!
just remember: ELEVATION, ELEVATION, ELEVATION
good meeting you sunday, trek!
MRG summit next winter
post #26 of 65
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glad to see you're getting some out there!
just remember: ELEVATION, ELEVATION, ELEVATION
good meeting you sunday, trek!
MRG summit next winter
I got up at 3 this morning to snow plow and didn't finish until 9. Will be back at it again around 2 AM. Just when I thought it was safe to get the mountain bike out!

Looks like a trip to Nubs for me and my husband Friday!

Great meeting you too Buckethead!
post #27 of 65
Headin' up to K-ton and maybe MRG for the long weekend, anyone sees me in my red Marmot Jacket, black pants, and beat up old Volants yell a "howdy" and mayhaps we can make some turns.

Happy sliding all -- enjoy the last fresh stuff for a while...
post #28 of 65
Just shoveled my way in through 10" of new snow in Ludlow
post #29 of 65
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u View Post
Just shoveled my way in through 10" of new snow in Ludlow

And I hear it is still coming down.
post #30 of 65
The snow was wet when it first started, got lighter as the atmosphere cooled. The first several hours today were delightful, the snow was actually light and fluffy, easy to push through. Because the initial snowfall was wet it coated everything, hence a lot of terrain that was bare was skiable until it got tracked out. By noon the snow set up and was a real bear to push through. What a difference from several days ago, winter has returned!!!!! Long range forecast is for more of the same. Biking and yardwork can wait.
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