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Killington on Sunday? The forecast says 40% chance showers...worth going?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

Desperate to get in another day of skiing this year, I've been planning to hit Killington on Sunday - might be my only chance left this year.

However, the current forecast for Killington, VT says 40% chance of showers.

To those more experienced than I: Does that mean there's a 40% chance it will be snowing when I'm skiing? Or is that the forecast for the base elevation, but the mountains will be fine?

I've gotta make the decision on this trip tomorrow, so any advice from your experiences is much appreciated!

Thanks,

nkage
post #2 of 9
 first killington will be open to early may so if this is your last chance to go you must have a super busy schedule.

second skiing the in the rain is awesome and makes those other people go inside. Rain makes soft fast easily edgeable snow pretty much make you feel like a hero. It will be raining to the tops of the mountain from Mad River Valley south but snowing at elevation sunday Mansfield North. Either way if you miss skiing because of rain your pretty much have lost your "skier" tag for being a wimp. 
post #3 of 9
Agreed on snowing in the rain being great - except for visibility issues due to the droplets on the goggles. Someone should make goggles with windshield wipers!

Taking my Level II in the rain on Monday and Tuesday it looks like.  (at Mount Snow.)
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Agreed on snowing in the rain being great - except for visibility issues due to the droplets on the goggles. Someone should make goggles with windshield wipers!

Taking my Level II in the rain on Monday and Tuesday it looks like.  (at Mount Snow.)

 

they make gloves with windshield wipers which is good enough, great in freezing conditions as well.

The only conditions that is no fun is Freezing rain, not only are you getting wet you getting wet to ski hard icey snow, I still ski that as well though....
post #5 of 9
 This is why I love epic, I have an old pair of REI gloves with that little wipe on it and I just dug them out of the closet.  A bit torn up, but better then my leather racing gloves.

Thanks for the reminder BWPA!
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hmmmm, I wish  I were as gung-ho about skiing in the rain as all of you, but at the moment I'm unfortunately stuck using 'OTG' goggles with my normal glasses, and I have a feeling that skiing with those in the rain is just asking to be blind...

So the consensus is that it will indeed be raining all over the mountain?

Thanks
post #7 of 9
nkage, there may be better skiing elsewhere in the northeast if you don't want to ski in the mud and rain with others.

NH and ME may have better conditions right now.  Not certain.  Check weather and % of open trails.

There should still be plenty of options for those willing to drive a bit further here or there...
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by nkage487 View Post

Hmmmm, I wish  I were as gung-ho about skiing in the rain as all of you, but at the moment I'm unfortunately stuck using 'OTG' goggles with my normal glasses, and I have a feeling that skiing with those in the rain is just asking to be blind...

So the consensus is that it will indeed be raining all over the mountain?

Thanks

Give it a try.  I skied in the rain at Killington last Sunday with smith turbo OTG goggles.  Contrary to my expectations, I had no fogging troubles with my glasses. 
post #9 of 9
First off I don't ski in the rain if I can help it. Sounds like it's going to rain for a few days from Sun on. There is still plenty of snow base on the mtn, skied Killington on Wed so don't worry about that. I don't know what's over in NH & ME but nothern VT. (Stowe, Smuggs & Jay) have a lot less natural snow on the ground than further south. I skied Stowe Thurs & it wasn't to good & had friends at Jay Fri & they said the same. To bad you couldn't get up this week. The weather was beautiful & most nights went below freezing to firm the mtn. up except Wed. night which stayed warm. Most of the mtn. at Killington never softened up Wed except the lower elevations at Bear Mtn. They even had most of the steeper bumped up terrain closed because it was hard as a rock. It probably softened up Thurs & yesterday at Stratton was real good up until the afternoon when it got to soft. The moguls were perfect from 10am till about 1pm. I hope you have fun whatever you decide to do.
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