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Whats goin on in Vermont?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
How is it up there? I know the precip was right on the bubble today so Im hoping that its snowing up top. Was gonna get up there tomorrow (Killington) if they got mostly snow.
post #2 of 24
Killington is closed due to power outages.

I think they are getting heavy rain turning to snow later. It is April 16th .
post #3 of 24
Sugarbush has tons of new snow 18" since yesterday, open today with the upper lifts on windhold. Soft, wet snow skiing conditions on the lower mountain.
post #4 of 24
I'm about 20 minutes south of Killington, and it is absolutely POURING with extremely high winds. Been doing that since the middle of last night.
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ski Diva View Post
I'm about 20 minutes south of Killington, and it is absolutely POURING with extremely high winds. Been doing that since the middle of last night.

Would that put you near Okemo??? 20 minutes south can be a big difference, not to mention elevation. what are the temps by u?
post #6 of 24
Snowed a lot at Stowe. Close to 2 feet. Rained a lot too though. I and about 20 other people rode the Lookoyt Double this morning. Everything steep enough to ski was closed, and rightly so. It was wrenching deep slush, and the top half of the mountain had a nasty crust too. My first run I took Sunrise (groomed) to the Tyro park where I got first tracks. They were first tracks, but I had to push and could barely move even on the steepest parts. For the next two runs I took Nosedive and Liftline which while closed were super fun and quite a challenge. The parts with the crust were actually easier than the other parts.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by eastcoastsLoPeS View Post
Would that put you near Okemo??? 20 minutes south can be a big difference, not to mention elevation. what are the temps by u?
Yep, I'm about 5 minutes north of Okemo off of route 100. It's 40 degrees.
post #8 of 24
See this post by MaxCapacity in a meet on the hill planning thread.
http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...2&postcount=15

It looks brutal up there
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
sounds to me like its atleast frozen precip at high elevations, heard it was all suppose to change back to snow late this afternoon.........lets hope so
post #10 of 24
If anyone skis Vermont today please post conditions before 6 I'm thinking of going up for 2 days and don't want to ski slush or icy crud as posted earlier. Hopefully it dried out.
Thanks
post #11 of 24
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If anyone skis Vermont today please post conditions before 6 I'm thinking of going up for 2 days and don't want to ski slush or icy crud as posted earlier. Hopefully it dried out.
Thanks
Head north young man, head north...

post #12 of 24
Ski=Free, Post #6.
post #13 of 24
Didn't ski today but Okemo got rain at the base area. They say they got wet snow at the top.

Check weather.com for zip code 05149 (Ludlow VT) I haven't checked NOAA's web site but on the NOAA weather radio I listen for the summit forcast. That tells you the Temps above 2000ft.

IMO worst case at Okemo tomorrow is a little frozen groomed surface that will soften.

There is good coverage. We were skiing the trees above Whistler and we hiked up and skied Outrage yesterday. Skied Double Diamond on Saturday. Don't tell SP. The dense snow realy supports fat skis.

Hairybones may post photo's from Saturday.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
See this post by MaxCapacity in a meet on the hill planning thread.
http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...2&postcount=15

It looks brutal up there

Thanks for the phone call I did call Phil as requested

Isn't this site great. It's nice that we all watch after each other.
post #15 of 24
Just got back from a little trip out. It's definitely snowing at the higher elevations -- a wet snow, but snow nonetheless. Don't know how long it's going to keep up or where it's headed, but hey, it's snow!
post #16 of 24
As mentioned in the linked thread above, I tried to get to Kton today with no luck. I would say the further north you can go, the better chance you have in the snow to rain percentage. Wind will be the issues though. Many of the mountains are on wind hold and also remember many are running skeleton staffs and cannot get extra lifts open.
post #17 of 24
Hopefully there will be enough for next weekend. Temps are climbing.
post #18 of 24
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Hopefully there will be enough for next weekend. Temps are climbing.
There is so much snow on the ground at Stowe that the icefall on Hackett's Highway isn't visible. There were no rocks anywhere in sight at Stowe on Sunday. It's not going to melt in another six days.
post #19 of 24
I skied Sunday at Stowe (great for mid April!), but with pouring rain Monday morning at the base, my 12-year-old son and I bailed out. From what I read above, I think we made the right call for us. We were really bummed because it sounded like it was supposed to remain all snow.
post #20 of 24
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There is so much snow on the ground at Stowe that the icefall on Hackett's Highway isn't visible. There were no rocks anywhere in sight at Stowe on Sunday. It's not going to melt in another six days.
Prolly going to be at K.
post #21 of 24
Go further north to Maine - Sugarloaf USA has had 47-50 inches of new snow in the past five days. And it hasn't let up, according to their website - 100% open including the backside snowfields. My wife and 11 yr old son and his two ski buddies are heading down tomorrow for the rest of the week. Amazing!
post #22 of 24

well...

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Go further north to Maine - Sugarloaf USA has had 47-50 inches of new snow in the past five days. And it hasn't let up, according to their website - 100% open including the backside snowfields. My wife and 11 yr old son and his two ski buddies are heading down tomorrow for the rest of the week. Amazing!
I think further North is a good idea. Actually, I think altitude is even more important than latitude, so Sugarloaf or Stowe, maybe Sugarbush are good bets. (Any word on Jay, anyone?)
However, take the good news with a grain of salt -- see my TR for Monday at
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=55373

The Snowfields are open, but I suspect they arent going to be running the chair that goes up there (Timberline) very often (if ever) the rest of the season.
post #23 of 24
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The Snowfields are open, but I suspect they arent going to be running the chair that goes up there (Timberline) very often (if ever) the rest of the season.
Everything is open and they will be running Timberline whenever they can. Here is a copy of an e-mail that was sent yesterday from Sugarloaf.


"Subject: Message from John Diller

With the recent and record setting snow fall (95 inches in April!) I am pleased to announce that we are extending our closing date until April 29th.

Starting on the Monday the 23rd, we plan to operate two lifts: Superquad & Timberline. Grooming will be limited, thus we are advising guests that intermediate and advanced skills are needed.

We also do plan to offer limited, on call shuttle service.

We appreciate everyone's hard work during this very challenging weather event -the biggest storm we've seen in years, and immediately following the incredibly busy Reggae Weekend. Thanks for everyone's tenacious efforts and teamwork; you all went above and beyond. John Diller"


The skiing is unbelievable at the loaf right now and many are trying to get the word out so that people come up to ski so they keep the mountain open.
post #24 of 24
loafer --
Cool. I wish I could get up there again -- I've still never been on the snowfields!
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