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Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by LKLA, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    PSA for anyone skiing Stowe this weekend, the mountain will be opening late tomorrow for a late final groom. Don't be showing top for first chair at 7:30.

    Nice spring conditions today (on what was open).
     
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    LKLA Out on the slopes Skier

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    Do we know the exact time - 8:30?
     
  3. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I think 8:30 Quad, everything else at 9. Snow phone should say, so if you are standing there for a half hour, don't blame me! At least you won't have stood there for an hour and a half!
     
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    LKLA Out on the slopes Skier

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    Me stand there freezing, never! I'll be inside somewhere checking the app.
     
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  5. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    There was warm spring skiing today on groomers at Bretton Woods. Light rain in the am.
    I never got into the bumps or woods because I had a group of day 2-3-4 skiers who were 7 years-old.
    Lunch with the kids was mac&cheese and hot chocolate. Not my favorite, but I needed to be there.

    The sun did shine by 1:00. The wind did blow, hard, around 3:00 and thereafter.
    I had trouble holding the car on the road on the way south after I left.
    I heard that Wildcat will be closed tomorrow because of sustained 70mph winds and a predicted high of 10 degrees.
    It will reopen Sunday.
     


  6. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Stowe’s twitter feed just reprtef the Quad will open at 8am tomorrow with the remaining lifts running at 9, subject to change based on wind conditions.
     
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  7. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    Stowe report for Saturday. Surprise powder day! Calm winds, blue sky, sweet conditions everywhere...

    If you don’t believe this lie is true, ask the blind man — he saw it too.

    Ummm, yeah. Conditions were atrocious. I took a run or two off the triple. Basically crushed ice on top of a hockey rink. Met up with @LKLA and family. They opened the quad so we froze to death riding up that and immediately went into the summit lodge. Took a run down Sunrise and Standard.

    Made the questionable decision to take another lap on North Slope which was equally bad. By the time we got down they had shut the quad down due to wind.

    We called it a day. Lodge was an absolute zoo. Went to the Matterhorn for beer.
     
  8. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Well, I had 1/3 edges on pair of fairly new Brahma and I learned to dance with the mountain today. After my busters lefts for the day I went and channeled my inner Terry Barbour and skied some woods, which are basically terrifying but entirely doable. Hoping tuesday's night snow has some stickiness to it because if not there is no way light powder is going to make this better. There is snow forecasted, and expect the grooming sunday to be better....
     
  9. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    :eek:
     
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  10. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Bretton Woods was icy and had high winds today. Because of something geographical and mysterious, this mountain almost never ever has any wind. Today was an anomaly. It was frigid. Potential for frost bite was high. The groomers were horrid refrozen melt from yesterday, groomed while still warm.

    The lessons poured in anyway. People paid, we were assigned to them ahead of time in the ski school's very organized way, then they backed out and never showed. This happened to me twice. Weird day.

    Despite being released from those no-shows, I made no free runs in the woods. I'm not into terrifying myself like Josh is :eek: :golfclap:.
     
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  11. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    Stowe report for Sunday. It was a bit warmer and conditions were slightly better than they were on Saturday... although that isn’t saying much.

    Nosedive and Hayride (two black groomers) were opened along with the usual slate of blue cruisers. The Nosedive turns up top were a hockey rink but the rest of it wasn’t awful.

    I did six or seven laps before the crowds and the unguided cruise missiles appeared. Left to start the trek home. This week’s forecast looks promising... I’m hoping for several feet of dense glop that will stick.
     
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  12. EBG18T

    EBG18T Luv da snow! Skier

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    Smuggs was partially closed Saturday due to winds. What was open was semi bullet proof. This morning was slightly better due to the lack of wind, but frozen granular isn’t exactly a amazing skiing. The grooming team does the best they can, but only so much they can do.

    We will have to see what next weekend brings (potentional rains..)
     
  13. CalG

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    Sand on glass in S.VT.

    In the trees, there wasn't any sand, just glass ;-)
    Crowds didn't seem to mind, the lots were full, afternoon skiers kept coming.

    Looking forward to tuesday after noon.
     
  14. jack97

    jack97 Getting off the lift Skier

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    ^^^ it was like that in NH as well.
     
  15. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    Bromley was fun this weekend. Hard packed in most places, a little ice but they started blowing snow Friday night and rotated on various trails all weekend. There was even soft packed powder in a lot of places. My Head Rally's are truly a blast to ski and oh my do they hold an edge. Sunny both days and VERY windy at the top but mid mountain down was fantastic and I hear the Blue Ribbon quad was great as it's generally protected from the wind. Had a clinic yesterday with my team and it was fun, taught a lesson with 2 awesome ladies who had skied a few times and got a bunch of free skiing in. It was a very good weekend. Looking forward to the much anticipated storm coming this week. Thinking Kenja's/Stormriders will come out to play next weekend.
     
  16. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    hoping that tuesday night snow has some stick to it. Woods and un groomed are truly dangerous.
     
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  17. EBG18T

    EBG18T Luv da snow! Skier

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    we need Fridays storm to turn to snow instead of the projected rain too.
     
  18. Josh Matta

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    not really, 40s and raining turning into snow with snow falling on an unfrozen surface would be ideal. I have feeling that tuesday may not fix vermont, but saturday might.

    to put in perspective how bad stowe was today off the groomed, I tried to retrieve a pole about 6 feet off nosedive trail on sharp skis, and ended up not getting the pole and having to self arrest with my pole. The freezing rain on wednesday night really did a number.
     
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  19. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Be careful out there, @Josh Matta. Keep yourself safe and sound.
     
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  20. EBG18T

    EBG18T Luv da snow! Skier

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    I hope so.

    My driveway needs the help too.
     

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