Mad River Glen VT : Feb 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Storm2

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Mad River Glen VT : Feb 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Storm2

Postby Patrick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:06 am

Mad River Glen VT : February 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Storm Redux

Everybody’s talking ’bout the stormy weather
And what’s a man do to but work out whether it’s true?
Looking for a man with a focus and a temper
Who can open up a map and see between one and two

Time to get it
Before you let it
Get to you

Everybody’s coming from the winter vacation
Looking for a ride to your secret location
It better work out
I hope it works out my way
‘Cause it’s getting kind of quiet in my city’s head
Takes a teen age riot to get me out of bed right now


Lionel, Powderfreak, JoshFox and all the others were talking about the upcoming stormy weather. The finally long awaited storm for the snow starved Northeast mountains.
Is it true or will everyone be disappointed again?
Looking at a map and trying to figure out where it will hit and where I can go?
I can’t choke now on a trip to Vermont.

Got to Mad River Glen and everyone was there.
Looking to ride in a secret location.
Not the smartest thing to do when you’re solo and run into trouble.
Trying to get my head quiet from my problems.
Still a challenge to get out of the bed right now!!!

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Re: Mad River Glen VT : Feb 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Storm

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:37 am

Bell to bell with a quick late lunch for 12,300 vertical. Sounds like Alta in the 1980's.

Patrick enumerated lots of reasons for the big crowd, which would have applied to other places too. I presume at other places (Stowe, Sugarbush, Jay) you get more skiing but the powder gets tracked out faster. Maybe Smuggs?

I don't have the time now to research, but I'll be interested to see what JSpin and powderfreak did with this storm.

At any rate it's nice to see a TR of Patrick skiing a real mountain this season. =D>
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Re: Mad River Glen VT : Feb 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Storm

Postby Patrick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:29 am

Tony Crocker wrote:Bell to bell with a quick late lunch for 12,300 vertical. Sounds like Alta in the 1980's.

Patrick enumerated lots of reasons for the big crowd, which would have applied to other places too. I presume at other places (Stowe, Sugarbush, Jay) you get more skiing but the powder gets tracked out faster. Maybe Smuggs?


I missed the first bell at 8:30am. That is the time I finally got off the couch. ](*,)

Where did these people come from? I had never seen so many people at Mad.
a) People starved for a storm?
b) Valentine’s Day special with $14 for kissing couples?
c) Snowday at local schools?
d) Ramp skis demo day?
e) 50% off tickets for Ski The Point day people?
f) It was Friday?
g) Friday before a Holiday weekend?
h) Friday before one week school break in Mass?
i) All of the above!!!


which would have applied to other places too.


Reasons b, d and e were exclusive to MRG on that day. Ski deals and storm can make it a busy day. Smuggs was on choice #2, but as the storm was tracking further south I was thinking that MRG would be close to the bull-eyes. But I was also concern with wind-closure of the Madonna chair. I hadn't look on the forecast wind, but Single is less likely to be affected by wind than the Madonna double.
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