It started snowing very heavily starting Monday evening at Mt Snow so Tuesday morning had legit 3+ feet of untouched powder & it kept snowing heavily until Wednesday. It was so insane that opening time was delayed with only 1 lift running to start and they were only able to operate 3 lifts the first day. A lot of other places got a ton of snow. Even Hunter got 2-3 feet of snow total (which is insane for that area of New York)!!
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It was amazing 3-4 feet of fresh pure powder!!! Never seen such good conditions on the East Coast before. Mt Snow was also short-staffed so only running a few chairlifts so there were so many untouched trails that I got to ride. It was an insane experience, got stuck so many times in crazy deep powder, even went up to my chest and took forever to dig myself out. I was riding a Burton Custom and the full camber is always trying to submarine down, ended up moving my bindings all the way back and was able to stay on top of the powder for most of the trail. It was all ungroomed for Tuesday and Wednesday, really amazing experience!!
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Picture from the chair lift of people stuck waist to chest deep where the slope mellows out (end of Shootout trail). This was Wednesday, but that chairlift didn't open until the afternoon and Shootout was a "closed" trail, but snow was so high that it covered the closed off rope. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to ride it (went for it after taking that picture), but I also got stuck there in a similar spot, took more than 20 minutes to dig out and hike through more than waist-deep powder back to somewhere with enough incline to start riding again. While I was digging, at least 4 other people got stuck too, but I was able to escape first! One person lost their ski in the powder and was digging for his skis.
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This was further down the trail in a "shallower" part of the powder, and this guy still got stuck waist deep!! Picture from the chairlift. I think this was end of Ridge trail.
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This was a really popular run Canyon on the 2nd day after the middle of the popular runs were all tracked out, but this skiier is still knee-deep in powder on the sides! Canyon was popular because that chair lift was the first to open.
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This was my track on the most far right where I was trying to be brave and hit some of that sweet untouched powder even though it was a really flat area (that was the reason no one went there, because hard to get enough speed to make it through). You see I got stuck halfway and needed to dig and crawl out. The powder was up to my stomach!! And it took forever, so a lot of people were hooting and hollering from the chairlifts and wishing me good luck ROTFL.
Just wanted to share some pictures since it was an insanely amazing time in Vermont, so I think March is a great month for Vermont snowboarding. Historically, good snowfall in Feb and March. I hit up Killington, Okemo, and Mt Snow around 25 days from end of January to March, and excellent conditions during all my trips & stellar snowboarding experience. Highly recommend checking it out!