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Old 02-05-2015, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How "bad" will travel be this weekend in Southern Vermont?

supposed to be going to Stratton tomorrow night after work. staying fri night, sat night and coming home saturday.

i have AWD but it is a Honda CRV, not the best.

think i'll be OK?
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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supposed to be going to Stratton tomorrow night after work. staying fri night, sat night and coming home saturday.

i have AWD but it is a Honda CRV, not the best.

think i'll be OK?
Presumably you mean coming back Sunday. Good luck with that. It's going to be a mad house between weather and the sheer amount of people on it.

I have never had any real issues with VT roads in bad weather that hasn't been caused by the traffic. Most of your time is on 91 assuming thats the route you take which they do a good job with and it's not supposed to be blizzard conditions.
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i have AWD but it is a Honda CRV, not the best.
Umm, what? An AWD CRV is badass on anything snow related. Especially if you have decent tires. I have a landcruiser and my wife has a crv and while mine plows deep snow like a beast, hers handles slippery surfaces better by far.
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Presumably you mean coming back Sunday. Good luck with that. It's going to be a mad house between weather and the sheer amount of people on it.

I have never had any real issues with VT roads in bad weather that hasn't been caused by the traffic. Most of your time is on 91 assuming thats the route you take which they do a good job with and it's not supposed to be blizzard conditions.
i don't mind traffic. i just mean physically unable to make it through.
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the tru-way through Albany, Troy, etc... is normally the way I take to Mt Snow & Stratton.

Other that.... with good tires (ie snow tires), you'll be fine. All it means you drive slower.
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Presumably you mean coming back Sunday. Good luck with that. It's going to be a mad house between weather and the sheer amount of people on it.

I have never had any real issues with VT roads in bad weather that hasn't been caused by the traffic. Most of your time is on 91 assuming thats the route you take which they do a good job with and it's not supposed to be blizzard conditions.
I second that. I have dash-cam videos of trying to drive down 91 on a Sunday during a storm. Bring snacks, hot coffee, and a LOT of patience. It gets worse the farther you drive, as all the mountains spill out onto 91. By the time you hit the Okemo area it is a total clusterfuck. During a snowstorm, clusterfuck x10. If you know the back road to Stratton, route 101/11, you do better, but it's a small backroad with speed limits of 40mph in GOOD conditions. Hope like hell it's plowed!

We're going to get snow for the next FIVE DAYS. 70-90% chance, so I'd say it's coming. You're CRV will be fine, the question is; are you up to it? I've done it many times. The drive home in the snow often proves to be more exciting than the snowboarding.

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I second that. I have dash-cam videos of trying to drive down 91 on a Sunday during a storm. Bring snacks, hot coffee, and a LOT of patience. It gets worse the farther you drive, as all the mountains spill out onto 91. By the time you hit the Okemo area it is a total clusterfuck. During a snowstorm, clusterfuck x10. If you know the back road to Stratton, route 101/11, you do better, but it's a small backroad with speed limits of 40mph in GOOD conditions. Hope like hell it's plowed!

We're going to get snow for the next FIVE DAYS. 70-90% chance, so I'd say it's coming. You're CRV will be fine, the question is; are you up to it? I've done it many times. The drive home in the snow often proves to be more exciting than the snowboarding.
thanks man, was hoping you were going to reply. if not, a PM was headed your way.



is there a "best time" to leave sunday? early, mid morning, later? i'd personally probably want to be on the road by 11.
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From what I am seeing, Sunday AM is supposed to be heaviest. So, if you have to travel Sunday, later might be better. It also depends on where your destination is I would think.

In my area of MA, the snow predictions are:

Saturday: 1-3"
Sunday: 5-8"
Monday: 8-12"

If I go up North this weekend, I think I'll be heading home Monday night or Tuesday AM. The goal is to get to snowboard when it is storming and drive when its not
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From what I am seeing, Sunday AM is supposed to be heaviest. So, if you have to travel Sunday, later might be better. It also depends on where your destination is I would think.

In my area of MA, the snow predictions are:

Saturday: 1-3"
Sunday: 5-8"
Monday: 8-12"

If I go up North this weekend, I think I'll be heading home Monday night or Tuesday AM. The goal is to get to snowboard when it is storming and drive when its not
where are you seeing these totals?
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where are you seeing these totals?
Auburn, Massachusetts (01501) Conditions & Forecast | Weather Underground
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