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post #1 of 24
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SNOW! This is great! They keep upping the amount forcasted. I am in Central MA and right now they are saying 15-20". THis storm has moved north too. It now looks like STOWE will also benefit from it. This will be GREAT for the ETU which starts a week from today!
I've also see the prediction for a mid-week storm, which will effect the Stowe area, change from the dreaded four letter word to the one we like to hear SNOW!
Let it SNOW!!!
post #2 of 24
It's dumping in Pownal too. Looking REALLY good! We're going to make first turns today........whee! :
post #3 of 24
>>> This will be GREAT for the ETU which starts a week from today! <<<

Where can I learn more abou this? Do you need to eat rocks for breakfast to attend?

>>> I've also see the prediction for a mid-week storm, which will effect the Stowe area, change from the dreaded four letter word to the one we like to hear SNOW!
Let it SNOW!!! <<<

Cool! It is snowing and high wind here in Ashby, looks like the first snow is more bluster than inches.. they say the next front moving through will add all the inches. I hope so!!

Add the mix that I am "working from home" all this coming week..
then have the 19th through to Jan 3rd off, and Yahoo, let's go skiing!!

post #4 of 24
yeah, the first real ice coast dump! (unless you count 11/14 when we got 16"+)

We've got 4-5" here at Sugarbush,VT already @ 11am. Yesterday "they" were saying it was going to slide south and we'd only get a couple inches. Now, the wrap-around from this storm is supposed to keep it snowing through sunday night. Hope all the weekenders can make it home on sunday
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by oldhippie:
>>> This will be GREAT for the ETU which starts a week from today! <<<

Where can I learn more abou this? Do you need to eat rocks for breakfast to attend?

>>> I've also see the prediction for a mid-week storm, which will effect the Stowe area, change from the dreaded four letter word to the one we like to hear SNOW!
Let it SNOW!!! <<<


Nope, you don't need to eat rocks for breakfast to attend, heck they are even letting me go.
I sent you a PM with the info but you need to contact NOLO or OBOE for more information and to see if there is still time to get in on it.

Quote:
... then have the 19th through to Jan 3rd off, and Yahoo, let's go skiing!!
Are you a teacher or something. 19th throught the 3rd of January off, that sounds like my schedule, except I don't have to go back until the 5th.

CHECK YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES
post #6 of 24
It is really dumping here in NY. Powder,powder,powder, for tomorrow. Belleayre Sunday, Hunter monday. I hope this is a sign of things to come this winter, just last last one!
post #7 of 24
>>> Are you a teacher or something. 19th throught the 3rd of January off, that sounds like my schedule <<<

Nah! I'm not smart enough to be a teacher.. I'm just and old dude who has been in the same cmpany so long that he gets far too much vacation time.
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post #8 of 24
Hey oldhippie, come to the ETU and this old crazie can talk over old times, what we remember of them. Skierteach and I are sharing an apartment. There's room for one more if you want to keep the lodging cost low. I'm sure there's room for you in the clinic too but act fast. Our coaches are the best. So come on to Stowe next weekend. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #9 of 24
I was at Huntah yesterday and hit the storm on the way home. Day early and a dollar short I guess.
post #10 of 24
So, Skierteach...
What do you recommend? My AK Launchers or my mid fats for coaching at the ETU, instead of my hard snow carvers?

Just joking... But I am really following the storm on the Weather Channel... This is exactly what the ETU needed! Yee Haw!
Just make sure BTV airport is open so we can get in on THUR...

old hippie... we"ll make room for you! A first for the NE, we'll be at Stowe on the 13th and 14th. Check under the ESA Academy forum, for more info on the ETU.. Look forward to meeting you there!

More good news! Colorado is expecting snow throughout the next week as well! It's about time for Mother Nature to give us a hit!

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post #11 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by NYNY:
It is really dumping here in NY. Powder,powder,powder, for tomorrow. Belleayre Sunday, Hunter monday. I hope this is a sign of things to come this winter, just last last one!
I'm heading to Belleayre as well, that is if Plattekill doesn't open.

I'll be on yellow X-Screams, and wearing a red boeri shorty with stickers. Gimme a shout if you see me.
post #12 of 24
Well here at ground zero, Stowe, it's been hammering down with the lightest, dryest snow you could imagine. Someone mentioned wind coming, and I hope they're wrong, cos this stuff won't stand a puff. There's no moisture in it.
On dusk this evening, I waded from the house to Shaw's supermarket, my tracksuit pants were crystally snow from the knees down, and never got wet. that's how dry it is.

I knew the forecast was crap, we had 2 storms converging on us (2 tailends), and I saw the first bits of it reaching out overhead yesterday...I can't pick Yank weather, but I could see we were in for "something".
post #13 of 24
Ant,

Don't ya love it when they get it wrong!
post #14 of 24
It's funny that with all their computers and fancy toys, they got it so very wrong. Just seeing what was coming on the TV maps, plus what I saw in the sky told me we were in for more. I just hope we don't get that wind. We'll lose the lot! Actually, we'll probably get a bunch of drifts, as it's snowy in all directions.
post #15 of 24
Good to see you today Bonni. It was great skiing. Some of the dryest eastern snow I can ever remember. My legs are fagged, from all the runs.

We finished up with 24 "+

I would have gotten more runs in if I could teach my wife how to use the snow blower.
post #16 of 24
I was at Cannon this entire weekend. They're claiming 30-some inches from this storm, and I believe it. Got a couple face shots [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] , and a couple face plants : . They didn't have much open officially, but nobody seemed to care about all the rope ducking that was going on. I had to participate in that -- no sense in watching somebody else track up all that virgin powder. Put some more dings into the rock skis, but that's why we have rock skis.

I'm going to be remembering this weekend for a long long time!
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by vail snopro / ric reiter:
So, Skierteach...
What do you recommend? My AK Launchers or my mid fats for coaching at the ETU, instead of my hard snow carvers?

Dunno? I think I am bringing my Bandit X's and my Volkl 6*, I hope to get out this week and try them out. I have not been out yet, busy, busy, busy. The medium sized area (Wachusett) that is 20 minutes away just opened. Hopefully I can make it after work some times this week. If I don't get to try the 6*'s I will probably just bring the bandits.

I couldn't get there today. I have a smaller car and it is all back roads and major hills from here. They finally got my road cleared so more than one car could travel at 2 (It's a main road in my town, the fire station is on it, but they usually only do from the station to the center well and leave the rest a mess.)
post #18 of 24
>>> The medium sized area (Wachusett) that is 20 minutes away just opened. Hopefully I can make it after work some times this week. If I don't get to try the 6*'s I will probably just bring the bandits.

I couldn't get there today. I have a smaller car and it is all back roads and major hills from here. They finally got my road cleared so more than one car could travel at 2 (It's a main road in my town, the fire station is on it, but they usually only do from the station to the center well and leave the rest a mess.)<<<

I was up there tonight and the skiing was Excellent! [img]smile.gif[/img]

Really great packed powder, but getting a bit scratchy in spots already.

My new Blizzard F7s are primo! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] I loved them and the 178cm length that I chose seems to be very good for me. I prolly could have easily handled the 185s, but the 178s are prolly just a bit nicer at the slower speeds I ski at.

I just got back and am really pumped! Although all that motorcycle riding and chocolate cream pie eating I did this summer didn't do a thing for my leg conditioning and stamina! LOL!

I quit before 10PM, but had a great time. I was carving nice "railroad track turns" when I had some open space and let them run a bit. So many kids on boards and too few trails open so it was pretty crowded on the hill. I'll prollyt get back up there some other night this week. Maybe Thursday.

Yahoo, the season is open!! :
post #19 of 24
YAY-
Its snowing in colorado too now
I was getting worried that that late november storm was an anomaly.
post #20 of 24
I know I have already bragged... but once again - up at Sugarloaf we got between 48 and 50 inches of powder. I sank to my chest in it!! hahaha
post #21 of 24
>>> I know I have already bragged... but once again - up at Sugarloaf we got between 48 and 50 inches of powder. I sank to my chest in it!! <<<

Sounds great to me! Have you just decided to stay there and come home in the spring?! :

Was a big part of that the recent storm?
post #22 of 24
Good to see you, too, Bryan. I had boot problems....went up to Green Mountain Orthotics and had some work done yesterday...trying them out tonight at Bousquet.

I need boots that don't make me bleed for the Tune Up this weekend! Let's hope this was a fix.

Today, we lost half of the snow we got....it's hotter than a June bride on a cookstove, and it's melting like crazy. I'm a bummin.
post #23 of 24
the whole 48-50 inches fell in 36 hours. it's one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

Bonni - your post about the melting makes me sad... I am REALLY looking forward to ETU this weekend and mother nature is just being MEAN!

kiersten
post #24 of 24
That's wierd. I skied yesterday at Killington, and there was little melting evident at all, even at the base. I'm sure that's changed today though.

Bonni, I just looked to see where Pownal Vt. is. You're a long long way from Stowe. I think the melting you saw will have no resemblance at all to the conditions at Stowe. It was mild at Killington yesterday, but not even remotely "hot."

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