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I don't know whats going on in Vermont but I seem to be getting hit with notices to my phone via Ski & Snow app or seeing pics on FB daily about inches upon inches constantly falling up there.
What's going on? Where did all this snow start coming from suddenly? Not that I am complaining. Headed up to Sugarbush and Stowe this weekend actually
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Upslope snows.. wind carrying moisture runs into a mountain and is forced upward, rapidly cooling and creating cloud and precip.


Jay ended up with almost 30 last night and Stowe with a foot or so. I'm actually headed up to Stowe tonight as well... looks like we should at least get something Saturday overnight. Not huge but maybe another 6 to go along with the 18+ that has fallen over the past 48.
 

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It may be late in the season but it seems that NE is getting hit with another 6"-14" of snow this coming Wed-Thurs. Its beautiful. Wish it was all happening in Jan but I'll take all the snow we can get.
Sadly I will miss out on this weekend as the wife and I JUST came back from Sugarbush and Stowe thsi past weekend. BTW....its was AMAZING!!!
 

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Yes.. some decent snow coming again, and some promise on the horizon. What day did you ride Stowe? I was there Fri-Sunday. Mountain was in great shape..A bit hard to see Sunday.
I road Stowe on Sunday. Sugarbush Saturday. A bit hard to see is almost an understatement lol. It was a damn whiteout at the summit on Sunday. At one point, exiting the gondola lift (around like 2:45), I really couldn't see more than about 40-50ft ahead of me. I loved it
 

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I road Stowe on Sunday. Sugarbush Saturday. A bit hard to see is almost an understatement lol. It was a damn whiteout at the summit on Sunday. At one point, exiting the gondola lift (around like 2:45), I really couldn't see more than about 40-50ft ahead of me. I loved it
Ha yeah, I may have understated that a little. I went in the trees for a bit where it was a little better seeing... but the group I was with aren't huge on the woods so we went over to spruce for a few runs which wasn't as tough.

I had a pretty solid low vis wipe out on liftline. Upper section skiers right.. directly under the quad. Was moving pretty well through the moguls, kind of lost my line, couldn't speed check, couldn't really see and literally ate a mogul. Thankfully it was soft.

I'm going to Stowe on Saturday and Sunday. It will be my first time on an actual mountain so I am extremely stoked. Hopefully great conditions await.
Should be pretty solid.. they won''t get a ton of love from this system but another couple inches and some wind mid-week and what looks like pretty nice riding conditions for the weekend.

Not sure if its your first time this year or ever.. but spruce is always a nice place for some of the more mellow stuff and is usually quiet.
 

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Not sure if its your first time this year or ever.. but spruce is always a nice place for some of the more mellow stuff and is usually quiet.
It is my first time ever. I'm going with a couple guys that have been before but I will definitely take your advice and check out Spruce.

I've only been in Indiana and once in Finland. This should be quite the experience for me.

Thanks,

Jason
 

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Ha yeah, I may have understated that a little. I went in the trees for a bit where it was a little better seeing... but the group I was with aren't huge on the woods so we went over to spruce for a few runs which wasn't as tough.

I had a pretty solid low vis wipe out on liftline. Upper section skiers right.. directly under the quad. Was moving pretty well through the moguls, kind of lost my line, couldn't speed check, couldn't really see and literally ate a mogul. Thankfully it was soft.



Should be pretty solid.. they won''t get a ton of love from this system but another couple inches and some wind mid-week and what looks like pretty nice riding conditions for the weekend.

Not sure if its your first time this year or ever.. but spruce is always a nice place for some of the more mellow stuff and is usually quiet.
Maaaaannnn listen.....trying to distinguish level terrain from moguled snow was a problem at some points lol. I had to slow down because I couldn't tell till I was right up on them. I had a nice diet of snow from my numerous wipeouts that day lol. Still had a great time though.

One thing I really loved was how relatively empty it was. I didn't wait on a line for any lift the entire day.
 

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Well, I survived my first experience on a mountain. That was unbelievable. Saturday we went from open to close with about a 20 minute lunch break and no other stops. I was asleep by 8:30pm I was so wore out.

We ended up staying on the gondola and fourrunner side of the mountain. First run was Nosedive in complete fog. Second run we went on Bypass and then into the glades before getting back onto Nosedive. That was pretty hairy for a guy that has never been on a run harder than a blue (we have a few black diamond runs at Paoli Peaks but they are not really any harder than a blue at Stowe). I really struggled with the moguls and the deep powder in the glades. Definitely need some practice at getting going again in deep powder. My board was continuously buried.

Near the end of the first day I was randomly falling on blue and green runs from being completely wiped. We bombed a lot of runs and carried quite a bit of speed most of the day.

Second day we spent most of the time on Cliff Trail and Toll Road jumping into the woods and back out and hitting the trees near the switchbacks. I've never had so much fun in my life. My buddy never hits park features so I talked him into hitting some boxes and jumps. We both suck at that but it was fun to have a place to hit 3 jumps in a row that are built correctly.

Can't wait to go back to Stowe and also try out some other resorts next year.

Thanks,

Jason
 

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Well, I survived my first experience on a mountain. That was unbelievable. Saturday we went from open to close with about a 20 minute lunch break and no other stops. I was asleep by 8:30pm I was so wore out.

We ended up staying on the gondola and fourrunner side of the mountain. First run was Nosedive in complete fog. Second run we went on Bypass and then into the glades before getting back onto Nosedive. That was pretty hairy for a guy that has never been on a run harder than a blue (we have a few black diamond runs at Paoli Peaks but they are not really any harder than a blue at Stowe). I really struggled with the moguls and the deep powder in the glades. Definitely need some practice at getting going again in deep powder. My board was continuously buried.

Near the end of the first day I was randomly falling on blue and green runs from being completely wiped. We bombed a lot of runs and carried quite a bit of speed most of the day.

Second day we spent most of the time on Cliff Trail and Toll Road jumping into the woods and back out and hitting the trees near the switchbacks. I've never had so much fun in my life. My buddy never hits park features so I talked him into hitting some boxes and jumps. We both suck at that but it was fun to have a place to hit 3 jumps in a row that are built correctly.

Can't wait to go back to Stowe and also try out some other resorts next year.

Thanks,

Jason

It was your first time riding ever or riding a big(ger) mountain? Because to take a black diamond run on your first day is pretty ballsy. Nice to hear that you had such a great time.

PS...I know what you mean abuot being so wiped that you can't even hit a green run smoothly with falling lol
 

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It was your first time riding ever or riding a big(ger) mountain? Because to take a black diamond run on your first day is pretty ballsy. Nice to hear that you had such a great time.

PS...I know what you mean abuot being so wiped that you can't even hit a green run smoothly with falling lol
Yeah that was my first time at a mountain. My home resort is only about 300 feet of vertical drop. The only other resort I've been to was in Finland and it had about 700 feet of vertical drop.

I think probably more stupid than ballsy. Especially in the early morning fog. Once we got a couple runs in I got pretty comfortable with the speed. I ended hitting 49 mph on the alpine replay app.

I'm extremely jealous of people that get to go to resorts like that weekly.

Thanks,

Jason
 
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