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    Jay and Big Jay, 3/24, w/pics. The fat lady is coming...

    So I was also at Jay on 3/24 though I didn't know other FTOers were there. I didn't spend that much time at the resort -- just a couple runs in the glades in the morning to warm up. Snow was already very soft and wet -- definitely slushy conditions, with lots of rocks and stumps to be found...
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    Mad River closing already?

    Was hoping to go up to MRG for some sunday/monday skiing...avoiding at least half the telefest nonsense. What do I see but that they're closing midweek ALREADY? They say they'll be open next weekend, but still, BOO! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( I know mad river came...
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    MRG, March 4, 2006

    So this report is a little late but thought that some might find it useful. I went up to MRG to enjoy the fruits of the storm last weekend. So did a lot of people. The place was crowded with generally 20-30 minute liftlines. The on-piste skiing was decent but not great, despite the new snow...
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    Massive Pile of Ice and Rock, VT, 2/13/06 (aka MRG)

    Went to Mad River on Monday. Place was empty. Nice weather. It was actually surprisingly good on the whole, despite the title of this post. To be sure, trails were all full of rocky and icy patches: There was still enjoyable skiing on-piste though, as in most spots it was reasonably...
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    Stowe, VT, 2/12/06

    Went up to Stowe again on Sunday to take advantage of the massive snowstorm. Bummer. The mountain was in worse shape than it had been 10 days ago -- a bit thinner and significantly more icy. Almost all of the ungroomed open runs were "technical" to say the least -- not really much fun at all...
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    Stowe, VT, 2/2/06

    So as promised I headed up to Stowe on thursday with my wife for the $25 deal. It was fantastic -- a much more interesting mountain than I had remembered and I had an absolute blast. The snow cover is much better there than at MRG -- I guess the 30 miles north makes a big difference. It's...
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    Mad River Glen, VT, 2/1/06

    Pulled up to MRG on Wednesday morning just before 9am and was only the fifth car in the lot. Was a great relaxed day on the mountain -- midweek skiing is awesome. Was the kind of day where you could ski chute and look over your line on the way back up because nobody else had skied it. There...
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    Stowe off-piste/treesking advice?

    So I've only been to Stowe once, and that was before I really knew how to ski like I know how to ski now. I'm going to go again on thursday, taking advantage of their $25 lift ticket deal. My wife and I like to ski woods and off-trail, but obviously don't really know Stowe at all. Was...
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    Wildcat, NH, 10/29/05!!!

    Wildcat was fantastic today. Conditions would have been pretty good had this been mid-late december. For october, what a treat! Good quality snow and quite a bit of it. The top of the mountain isn't open, despite having the best snow, because the only lift to get there hasn't passed the...
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    Jay, VT, 4/16/05 -- epic powder day!!! 3 ft of untracked!

    Jay on Saturday was absolutely epic...3 ft of untracked powder and face shots galore... oops, sorry. Was just translating my report into jay peak snow-report format. Here's the original report: Jay on Saturday was quite a blast. Beautiful weather and beautiful corn in lots of spots. A few...
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    Tucks 4/17/05

    Sounds from the reports like I missed quite an interesting day at Tucks on Saturday, but I can't say that I'm too sorry. Went to Jay on Saturday and then Tucks on Sunday to avoid crowds. Tucks was fantastic and I actually had a remarkably solitary day, at least by Tucks standards. Got up to...
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    Cannon, NH, 3/24/05

    Was going to ski MRG today but changed plans bc I wanted to show my brother what a snowboarder looked like. He's just learning to ski and so far had only skied MRG --- which actually turns out to be a great place to learn (when you're the only beginner there, you can get private lessons at the...
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    Mad River Glen, VT 3/20-23/05

    I'm up at MRG for the whole week and it's great skiing. Skied sunday, monday, and tuesdsay in identical warm (highs in low 40s) sunny days. The freeze-thaw cycle is in full force --- the snow sets up a bit at night but the first three days the sun and warm temps softened it up quite nicely...
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    Mad River Glen, VT 3/3-4/05

    Back to MRG on short notice on thursday...wish I could have been there tuesday and wednesday but work interfered. But it was fantastic thursday and friday as well. Not really much to say other than stellar conditions everywhere -- the runs were in great shape with nice soft packed powder...
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    Mad River Glen, VT 2/26-27/05

    Another MRG trail report -- was there this weekend as well. Saturday got up early enough to be in line when they opened the lift. Began the day on chute/glade which were both quite good. Skiied a few other on-piste runs that day and was generally impressed with conditions (though I haven't...
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    Anyone skiing at MRG this weekend?

    I'm going to be up at MRG this weekend without my usual ski friends. If anyone else is going to be up there and wants to meet up, I'd definitely appreciate someone to enjoy the woods with (and I'm happy to share what little I know about the woods there with a fellow FTOer). I don't have a...
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    Mad River Glen, VT 1/28-1/29/05

    I skied at mrg on friday and saturday. Word of the day both days was "bony." Things were scratchy more or less everywhere. Not so bad as to be unskiable (and every trail was open) but bad enough that it really affected the skiing. Lots of exposed rocks and some ice patches between bumps as...
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    Mad River Glen, VT 1/7/05-1/8/05

    Objectively speaking, the conditions are terrible. But -- things aren't nearly as bad as I had feared. And I had an absolute blast skiing this weekend, and was filled with hope for the rest of the season. So here's the report: I headed up to MRG on Friday morning, scared. It had...
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    Ski repair in boston area

    I'm hoping to draw on the experience of folks here for some advice: I've managed to take advantage of the recent fabulous (ha!) conditions to experience a new first in my skiing: I've torn a big section of the metal edge of my ski right out. Supposedly this is repairable, but requires...
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    Northstar, CA 12/24/04

    Another report from my ill-timed trip out west: Northstar on 12/24 was much better than you'd expect given that the last weather event was heavy rain followed by a solid freeze, and that more than 2 weeks previously. Anything off-trail was cut-up and uneven and frozen solid -- unskiable, as...
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