Winter is back

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Re: Winter is back

Postby Marc_C » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:47 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:That's trail acreage of 500 or so at Stowe. JSpin will remind us that Stowe is 2,500 acres boundary to boundary. In terms of ski reality, I believe Stowe skis about like a 1,500 acre western area. The local woodchucks will say I'm too conservative with that estimate.

When Stowe first instituted their boundary-to-boundry policy, iirc they said it equated to about 1200 acres of skiable terrain. They did some sort of guesstimation to remove cliffs and the numerous ever tangled, essentially impenetrable sections of woods.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:43 am

Best mountain Ive been to in the East. With 40 inches even Marc would be entertained.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:30 am

50 inches...Bazinga.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:46 am

Better get after it before it warms up starting Sunday.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby SKI-3PO » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:27 pm

Beautiful day at Stowe today - even with sun, it stayed pretty cold. It should stay good through the weekend.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby Marc_C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:57 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Better get after it before it warms up starting Sunday.

Looks lovely.....

Tonight
Clear, with a low around -3. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as -3. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Light north wind.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind.
Monday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of snow showers before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 3pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby Tony Crocker » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Looks decent through Monday.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:38 pm

Well the powdery goodness has been hammered into somewhat icy moguls. The coverage should take them into April though.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby Admin » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 am

Call me shocked. :shock:
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Re: Winter is back

Postby berkshireskier » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Admin wrote:Call me shocked. :shock:

LOL, is sarcasm allowed on these boards?

Actually, some of the best skiing this past weekend for the entire winter in the NE. Groomed, packed "real" powder (and not that manmade crap some people call "snow"). And the weather was reasonably nice too!
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:46 am

And you would have been shocked at how good the conditions where at Stowe. Totally different from the Bush. Yes they had the usual ice on the steeps but the place was in great shape. The woods where deep. Not that I venture far into them, just the ones off Nosedive. I think we will be sticking to Stowe from now on. We even got to see how the rich live over at Spruce. Very nice, if you can afford $700.00 to $2500.00 per night. So all in all a damn good day, and with a discount tix of $46.00, a damn good bargain. :bow:
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:16 pm

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Re: Winter is back

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:50 am

kingslug wrote:with a discount tix of $46.00

Not sure where that came from, but those are the kind of deals you are unlikely to see under Vail management next year.

kingslug wrote:Totally different from the Bush.

In the same time frame after the same big storm? Both areas reported similar snowfalls from Stella. And Sugarbush is going to be the Vermont MCP area next year. Over the long run Stowe does rate to have better conditions than Sugarbush though I'll defer to locals to say how much better.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:01 pm

in this case way better. Very surprising. But I'm sure the locals where in the wood at the Bush where it was deeper than the marked runs.
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Re: Winter is back

Postby kingslug » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:35 am

Going to be a frigid day at Killington tomorrow with minus 20 degree windchills. Warming up after that but man is winter hanging around. Cold here in NYC today, sure doesn't feel like spring.
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