Weather: Partly Cloudy, temps in the upper 20's. WINDY! 20-30mph winds out of the northwest all day.
Snow: Variable. Some boilerplate, some death cookies, but some soft stashes as well
Trails/Lifts: Forerunner quad running on 6 trails, which amounted to 2 runs at the top, funneling to a single run for the bottom 3/4 of the mountain.
Summary: Overall, not a bad first day on snow. Stowe was open top to bottom, always a good start. I could tell they had rushed to open, as they didn't have the snow mounds from the guns totally groomed out. Made for an entertaining roller coaster in any case. They were blowing hard on multiple trails all day, so they should be opening more trails very soon.