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post #1 of 20
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I should be happy for steel edges, high speed lifts, lodges, gore tex, and the like but I can't get over the fact that here in Maine:

a) In January we've had a total of 8 inches of snow
b) In January we've had 2 days where the temperature got above freezing
c) Three weekends where the high temperature each day was less than 5 F.
d) 60 inches of snow in December only to be ruined by 7 inches of rain.
e) There hasn't been a day this winter where where the Weather channel forecast didn't call for wind at Sunday River.

I need some coping skills. One way to deal I suppose would be to move to Utah.
post #2 of 20
Sigh!!!

I know where your coming from. However your post made me feel tons better, I thought Mass was the only state that was lacking snow this winter.

Oh well 9-14 expected over the next two days. Aught to make for a fun weekend.
post #3 of 20
Same thing here in Vermont, but the snow is great. If not a 10, at least a 9. The rain made it so I could ski the woods all day yesterday without hitting a single rock. The best way to cope with it is to ski it.
post #4 of 20
The lack of snowfall but without any melting makes me think of Antarctica, where old snow just blows around. You go out and there might be 6" of snow where there was none yesterday but it's not new, just re-drifted. At a lot of areas, the weather has created backcountry-like conditions with buried crust, heavy windslab etc. but generally pretty good especially when you add the manmade into the mix. I've sure skied better conditions but I'm not gonna complain!
post #5 of 20
That's why I'm considering moving out west. I love NY but can't take the weather anymore!
post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by epic:
... The rain made it so I could ski the woods all day yesterday without hitting a single rock...
What? Are you saying it rained in Vermont yesterday? How is that possible?
: :
post #7 of 20
I have two ski trips next week so hopefully the weather in VT and NH get better.

If not I'll be buying a facemask.
post #8 of 20
Carvemeister, No it didn't rain. Now the secrect is out, Thanks epic, the rain made a thick crust so the top is skiable. If you go high enough it's all snow. I skied both conditions over the weekend.

I hope that muddy's the water...

[ January 27, 2004, 08:22 AM: Message edited by: Max Capacity ]
post #9 of 20
Well ,the cats out of the bag now . Truth be told the skiing in the trees has been quite good and will be getting better tonight . I'll take it !

Tomorrow , I ski Vermont fresh , Fri , "Cowboy powder" at JH.
Life is good .
post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by shmerham:
I should be happy for steel edges, high speed lifts, lodges, gore tex, and the like but I can't get over the fact that here in Maine:

a) In January we've had a total of 8 inches of snow
b) In January we've had 2 days where the temperature got above freezing
c) Three weekends where the high temperature each day was less than 5 F.
d) 60 inches of snow in December only to be ruined by 7 inches of rain.
e) There hasn't been a day this winter where where the Weather channel forecast didn't call for wind at Sunday River.

I need some coping skills. One way to deal I suppose would be to move to Utah.
Don't move to Utah. It has been really sucky here this year



Powdr
post #11 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by Powdr:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by shmerham:
I should be happy for steel edges, high speed lifts, lodges, gore tex, and the like but I can't get over the fact that here in Maine:

a) In January we've had a total of 8 inches of snow
b) In January we've had 2 days where the temperature got above freezing
c) Three weekends where the high temperature each day was less than 5 F.
d) 60 inches of snow in December only to be ruined by 7 inches of rain.
e) There hasn't been a day this winter where where the Weather channel forecast didn't call for wind at Sunday River.

I need some coping skills. One way to deal I suppose would be to move to Utah.
Don't move to Utah. It has been really sucky here this year



Powdr
</font>[/quote]That's just WRONG on sooooooo many levels
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
You are eeeeeeeeevilllll. Like the fru-its of the dev-i-l.

Welp, looks like you're going to have to put up with one more transfer stealing your freshies next year. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by Carvemeister:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by epic:
... The rain made it so I could ski the woods all day yesterday without hitting a single rock...
What? Are you saying it rained in Vermont yesterday? How is that possible?
: :
</font>[/quote]No, it hasn't rained in a month, but it froze over all the rocks and stumps.
post #14 of 20
I'll bet that 6" at Park City was 2 feet at Alta! It's all relative.

"... well, there'll always be a faster gun..."
post #15 of 20
We hope to hit 500" by the end of this week.
post #16 of 20
Vermont hasn't gotten the snow recently but I've found fresh snow in the woods at both Jay and MRG week before last. The tree skiing has been quite good even (especially Jay) with the low wind chills. Hopefully the next three weekends will be good since I have reservations for all three.
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by WVSkier:
I'll bet that 6" at Park City was 2 feet at Alta! It's all relative.

"... well, there'll always be a faster gun..."
Um...That *was* Alta.

Powdr
post #18 of 20
I'm sitting at the top of Stowe! We are getting light snow and a bit of wind up here. Much warmer than it's been though. I can go hatless. The place is all skiiable but I think I'll suspend my plan for Starr until the top is looking nicer.
I hope Winter has given us enough arctic weather and for the remainder we'll get normal temps and lots of nice snow.
post #19 of 20
I mean this with the kindest of intention...

Someone much wiser than I once said "Shut up and ski!!!".
post #20 of 20
We were all joking about the trees. I hope you have rock skis [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
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