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Postby kingslug » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am

Stowe will try to open in a few weeks.....it begins.
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Re: Stowe

Postby jasoncapecod » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:41 am

with the upcoming weather pattern , Killington should be able to open next week..
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Re: Stowe

Postby SKI-3PO » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:09 pm

Killington opens tomorrow
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:11 am

Super cold temps. Heading up to Stowe the 18th.
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:51 am

And of course, its become a mixed forecast. Hopefully it won't turn into a skating rink. Early season fun. But I have to get my boots dialed in, bindings adjusted, maybe try the fat boards. Although that may be a bit sporty for the conditions.
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:44 am

Good top to bottom skiing was had Friday and Saturday. Sunday it rained so I packed it in. Not a bad start to the season. I got in 10 runs on Friday and 18 on Saturday. Friday was cold and very windy, Saturday warmer with little to no wind until the storm started moving in.
Even tried out the fat boards for a few runs, which was, sporty. The new boots fit well and are a big improvement over my tired Garmonts. Much lighter and tighter.
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 pm

Stowe is killing it lately. New trails opening every day, snowstorms. My new home away from home.
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Re: Stowe

Postby jasoncapecod » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 am

7hr drive from NYC...130$ walk up lift ticket..usually extreme cold...

I'll pass...
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:59 am

Epic Pass..5 hour drive..lots of snow and interesting terrain. Decent food and booze. I'm in. Cold is a given..its VT.
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Re: Stowe

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:30 pm

Kingslug may be in the East, but he's obviously on the right side of NY metro area for that drive to be 5 hours. I'll bet it's considerably more than that in the inclement weather that brings the best powder. Still, it could be worse, he could be at Snowbird! :stir:
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Re: Stowe

Postby kingslug » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am

True. Stamford so its a straight shot up there..not the in town slog of some resorts where you go 30 MPH. If its a shyt show I can leave Friday night, hotel in MA until morning then do the rest of the drive. Did that last year and it worked well.
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Re: Stowe

Postby Marc_C » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:25 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Kingslug may be in the East, but he's obviously on the right side of NY metro area for that drive to be 5 hours.

He's in Stamford CT - 1.5-2 driving hours north from mid town Manhattan.
5 hrs (with at least one stop) is what it typically what I allowed from Wallingford CT - about 50 minutes from north Stamford.
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Re: Stowe

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:46 am

Jay is 94% open today and Stowe 87%. 3 feet of snow last week so not a big surprise.
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Re: Stowe

Postby flyover » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:32 am

From MRG's condition report this morning:

"More than 90% of our legendary trails will be open for your skiing pleasure giving Mad River Glen the highest percentage of open terrain of any mountain in Vermont. Skiers will find soft and forgiving, predominantly packed powder surfaces albeit a tad on the thin side. Please be aware that minimal grooming has taken place and that early season conditions exist."

Well, 90% is not 94%. Rare to catch MRG arguably exaggerating its good conditions. Nonetheless, sounds like a not-too-shabby opening weekend for a VT area with no real snowmaking.
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Re: Stowe

Postby jasoncapecod » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:06 am

Marc_C wrote:
Tony Crocker wrote:Kingslug may be in the East, but he's obviously on the right side of NY metro area for that drive to be 5 hours.

He's in Stamford CT - 1.5-2 driving hours north from mid town Manhattan.
5 hrs (with at least one stop) is what it typically what I allowed from Wallingford CT - about 50 minutes from north Stamford.


Hence the 7 hr ride...On a Friday..
95N to 91N is a parking lot on Friday evening..

since i'm not sitting in it , it ain't my problem..
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