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To shred or not that is the question.... Vermonts impending rainstorm 3/4/12

Ok, this winter has been really messed up. So this past weekend Vermont recieved a nice refreshing snowfall for the first time in weeks, as well as a storm that is currently happening right now where they are expecting up to 12" in some parts of central VT. Alas Saturday they are expect a disturbing rainstorm that might ruin the amazing packed powder conditions or hope for the rain might actually be snow....


Help me decide!!

Okemo Forecast via Wunderground.com

Okemo Forecast via Accuweather.com

Okemo Forecast via NOAA.gov
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Every forecast I have checked, including Snow Forecasts, Snow Reports & Snow Conditions and Ski & Snow Report, Ski Deals, Skiing Reviews | OnTheSnow.com, and they are all calling for snow Saturday. Its supposed to rain in the morning and early afternoon followed by a light dusting of snow. How much damage the rain does awaits to be seen
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Every forecast I have checked, including Snow Forecasts, Snow Reports & Snow Conditions and Ski & Snow Report, Ski Deals, Skiing Reviews | OnTheSnow.com, and they are all calling for snow Saturday. Its supposed to rain in the morning and early afternoon followed by a light dusting of snow. How much damage the rain does awaits to be seen
Where in VT are you looking? Peep the link for Okemo

6-Day Okemo forecast
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I was looking at Stratton (Bondville) and Mount Snow (West Dover). The forecast for all 3 places are basically the same though. Rain till aroun 1pm
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I rode in the rain this January at Fernie. About 4' of powder had fallen the previous week, so we got to the hill Saturday morning only for it to start raining while we were on the hill. We still boarded for about 6 hours although the snow got heavy and we got wet. Dried everything out that night, and the next day was blue skies. I thought the snow was going to be shit but it was okay...

Also, they bombed the bowls all morning and at about 10:30 opened some up and I was boarding in bottomless powder! So it didn't affect the powder in the bowls much if any...

Sunday actually turned out to be one of the best days I've ever had on a board.
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Thanks. You've given me a tremendous amount of hope for this Sunday.....I mean seriously
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They are getting a refresh now and the moisture level in the warm system coming through Saturday doesn't seem too high. Not enough rain to really damage the snow pack but with some rain/mix and cold temps sat night early Sunday might be a little bit rough... but probably gets better
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Thanks. You've given me a tremendous amount of hope for this Sunday.....I mean seriously
Yeah just bring some extra clothes, we did get wet on the Saturday but obviously it was above freezing so we didn't really get cold. Only at the end of the day when it was soaking through my pants on the lift.

I thought it was going to turn the runs into a hockey rink but I guess if you've got a good powder base it can absorb it.

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I'm not worried about getting wet. Primarily because I'm heading out Sunday plus my pants are Gore Tex
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i'm supposed to hit either cannon or loon on saturday. pretty much the same report as vermont hopefully this rain holds off or turns to some pow. i dunno, maybe i'll talk to my friends about going on sunday instead.
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