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Old 02-07-2011, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Killington Feb 4-6

Had awesome time at Killington this weekend. Lots of powder left on Friday with an empty mountain. It's been a while since I was up there but I don't ever remember it being windless. So of course we decided to do a simple run on Ramshead through the trees and take advantage of the pow hidden in there. Knee high snow was found with lots of falling but well worth it. I missed the chocolate waffles and had a bunch of those.

The sun was gorgeous as I was having empanadas during a break in the day.


My buddy borrowed my old custom to ride in the pow.


The views from the front and the balcony.




The second day was snowing and a bit windier. A total fog on the top of the mountain but the snow was still great up top. Towards the bottom and in the trees in was more of a crust on dust so we got stuck a lot in the trees on ramshead and we weren't willing to try Somewhere/Nowhere in those conditions.

The fog was pretty rough up there.


Sunday no snow, no fog but no sun either. Great snow and the crowd wasn't bad at all on Superbowl Sunday. Another great day but the tree runs were pretty run through, more like moguls in the forest. Legs were pretty tired and took it more slow.

I must say, I don't remember Killington being this crowded and the lifts still moving well. I guess a lot has changed since I was there 6 years ago. Only negative was that my friend lost his car keys while on the mountain, good thing his girl had a spare set of keys with her. Totally would've sucked.

The house were we stayed just 10 minutes away. I'll post a link when my buddy edits the videos we made with his gopro. Until then these crappy phone pics will have to do...lol



Ahh Longtrail.


Just before a tree run.


Weather today the day I left.



I should be heading back the first weekend of March and hopefully we'll have another storm by then. I'm just tired and sore now and gonna unpack tomorrow.

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I thought Killington reported some new snow over the weekend? Like a 6 inch lay-down. Did that not happen? I know they had a bunch from the Wednesday storm, but was there any Fresh Saturday or Sunday or was it just a Killy exageration?
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought Killington reported some new snow over the weekend? Like a 6 inch lay-down. Did that not happen? I know they had a bunch from the Wednesday storm, but was there any Fresh Saturday or Sunday or was it just a Killy exageration?
Probably a typical Killy exaggeration. I rode Mt. Snow Friday and Saturday, incredible powder/packed pow both days, and both days started out bluebird. Friday was amazing, no one on the mountain, never waited in a lift line. But then around 1-2 o'clock a huge cloud moved in like a freakin' freight train and the wind kicked up so hard people were getting knocked over getting off the Grand Summit. They shut it down for a bit it was so bad up top. Still, we rode 'till last chair because the snow was so awesome; the wind actually smoothed out the snow, redistributed some pow, and made it awesome all over again. Like two different days of riding in one.

Saturday was pretty much the same as Friday morning, except no wind, and with typical Mt. Snow weekend crowds. Great powder, started snowing hard about 1 o'clock. We were planning on Okemo Sunday and had to drive to our friend's house near there, so we left the mountain earlier than usual 'cuz they were calling for freezing rain and ice. That started in the evening, after about 3" of snow, then it switched to rain, freezing rain, sleet, back to snow...we woke up to half an inch of dust on ice, and very windy. We decided to blow off Okemo, but the wind soon stopped and it was a beautiful day Sunday. However, I was told by a friend that did go that it was loose granular and closed trails because of the ice and freezing rain. So I'd guess Killington was full of shit, as usual.
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I thought Killington reported some new snow over the weekend? Like a 6 inch lay-down. Did that not happen? I know they had a bunch from the Wednesday storm, but was there any Fresh Saturday or Sunday or was it just a Killy exageration?
On Saturday it started snowing in the afternoon, but after 10pm it started to turn into sleet and frozen rain. It left a crust on top of the powder underneath which would explain why a lot of the trails were groomed that morning. The glades had a thick layer of crust which caused us to get stuck a lot.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think we just stayed at the same house...this past weekend..roundabout road?
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe so, we had to go up a hill and was one of two houses at the end of the road.

Was there a pool table on the top floor?

I think the house was 719 or 718, can't remember.
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Yup that was it....719...
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LOL...pretty funny. Where the cans of coke still on the balcony? I just wish the house had a hot tub.
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No cans...the cleaning crew probably came through....it was a sick view there
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Hey pmoa, I think I might have seen you on Saturday... I was on the lift and showed you the base of my legacy while you were sitting strapping in at the top with your heritage. If that wasn't you than it was definitely someone else with a Heritage on the mountain that day
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