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Conditions at MRG this weekend

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Does anyone have any idea about the conditions at Mad River for this weekend or the extent of the cold temperatures. Do you think that the mountain will be below 10 degrees or more likely in the teens and tropical twenties.
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Well, currently the MRG weather page is indicating a high of between 0 and 5 (Fahrenheit) on Saturday, so I would anticipate some serious cold that day. Still plenty of time for the forecast to change multiple times though.
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The coldest days look to be Thursday and Friday but Sat will be cold, Sunday not so bad. Usually lifts at most ski hills will run but the start will most likely be delayed.
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I'll be at Sugarbush this weekend. We can wave to each other. Won't that be exciting?

Joking aside, what's the best way to layer up for a day like Saturday? Same as usual with another fleece? Anything special you guys do to stay warm besides a wee tipple of scotch?
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I'll be at Sugarbush this weekend. We can wave to each other. Won't that be exciting?

Joking aside, what's the best way to layer up for a day like Saturday? Same as usual with another fleece? Anything special you guys do to stay warm besides a wee tipple of scotch?
I'll be working at the Bush, Sat at Mellon and Sunday at LP. High on Sat is forecast at 3F but sunny and 12F on Sunday. Not much wind forecast. Tomorrow and Friday are the real cold days.

An extra layer will work fine but that doesn't do much for the things that make a cold day painful like your hands, feet and face/ears. Any exposed skin could be a problem. Lots of folks depend on toe and hand warmers if your gloves or boots/socks aren't doing the job. Glove liners can help. Some sort of face mask, clava, for the face and ears. Take breaks at the two base lodges and the two mid-mountain stations. I think the bars open at 11:00
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You can only layer so much on your hands, so concentrate on keeping them dry and unexposed. Make sure feet and sox are dry when you boot up. A warm core can help keep hands and feet warm, so concentrate on good layers there to pump heat to extremities. Needless to say, head covered, face protected.
post #7 of 12
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I like to use hand and foot warmers too.
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I ski in snowmobile clothing (tacky but warm) when it's this cold + Hotronics, Thermabands around my wrists (they warm the blood circulating into your hand), mask, balaclava, and boot gloves. I put on my snowmobile jacket with just one base layer shirt and I'm good down to -25 for five or six runs (high spd quad runs only.....dont' even think about getting on an old lift in this weather!)
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I ski in snowmobile clothing (tacky but warm) when it's this cold + Hotronics, Thermabands around my wrists (they warm the blood circulating into your hand), mask, balaclava, and boot gloves. I put on my snowmobile jacket with just one base layer shirt and I'm good down to -25 for five or six runs (high spd quad runs only.....dont' even think about getting on an old lift in this weather!)
I understand your self fashion comment about the tacky look but when I see people in the base lodge dressed in snowmobile clothes on a cold day it tells me that these are people that are experienced and prepared for the cold.

It's the kids with mountain bike helmets and mb goggles with bandanas for a face mask that worry me.

Today it's very cold at the Bush and MRG. Started the day at -15F high of -4F, -21F with wind chill. Looks like it's abit windier on the UC side of Mt Mansfield at -42F with wind chill this morning. Probaby not much warmer on the Stowe size.
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MRs skiing was skiing great this last weekend. It was cold on Saturday about 10 degrees probably but that just worked as crowd control so there were no lines that day. I stayed toasty warm in my double fleece. It warmed up to balmy 20s and 30s on Sunday/Monday.

The conditions are pretty good for MRG: a few rocks and some ice but less ice than I've seen on some occasions.
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MRs skiing was skiing great this last weekend. It was cold on Saturday about 10 degrees probably but that just worked as crowd control so there were no lines that day. I stayed toasty warm in my double fleece. It warmed up to balmy 20s and 30s on Sunday/Monday.

The conditions are pretty good for MRG: a few rocks and some ice but less ice than I've seen on some occasions.
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Someday I'll get together with you there!
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Ski it when you can!
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