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  1. Nothing that a good grooming team couldn't fix though. Instead of going by what makes sense, they groom by the time of the day. Oh - it's 5 pm, temp is 42 and I should probably wait until it goes below freezing to groom but since I'm supposed to do it at 5, I'm doing it. If they had groomed this morning it would have been a different world. It takes flexibility and sensibility and not every resort is willing to do that. For all their faults, it's one thing that Bretton Woods does seem to get right
  2. Granular would be great compared to this. It was literally a glacial sheet. Tricky too because it looks like corduroy, but it's petrified lol
  3. Haha true. I still enjoying exploring new places. And it helps appreciate what you have!
  4. I’m down in the Berkshires. Skied Jiminy Peak today - skiing is a bit of a stretch, as it is more of an ice skating experience than skiing. Absolutely awful. Talked to a ski patrol guy - “it’s just New England skiing.” Hmm, no, it isn’t lol. Never in 5 years have I seen conditions this bad in Bretton Woods.
  5. It seems that this storm had a somewhat extreme downslope component. The difference between my area and just a few miles away was fascinating
  6. Interesting. I guess it’s a good point, upslope takes many forms. The mountains definitely played a role; it was very windy in BW where it was also snowing very hard, but not a breath of wind just a few miles away (and barely any snow). Kinda funny to be leaving the Whites to go skiing the Berkshires lol. But I had a free week to use so whatever. It’s always fun to be away
  7. Driving west towards 91 and the local weather is just bizarre. It was like whiteout in Bretton Woods with moderate to heavy snow and wind; it’s barely a dusting just 5 miles west. Pretty amazing considering this isn’t upslope
  8. Snowing a lot harder here than I thought it would. Leaving for the Berks in a few! It’ll be a fun drive in this lol
  9. 3” of pure fluff here. No water content whatsoever but it’s pretty
  10. Yes that’s very true. I remember a few times in my Wildcat days when I had to choose between Wildcat and Attitash and I’d leave Attitash to go to Wildcat based on their snow report, only to get there and find out they had received 1/3 the snow of Attitash even though their report said the opposite. It was very frustrating! It does seem like Stowe does a good job, but it’s really hard to put Bretton Woods in the same category. It’s got great terrain, unbeatable views and awesome conditions but management just does not compare to other ski areas. I mean, hell, we still have paper ski passes lol!
  11. These 3” have already made a nice difference on the trails. Interesting that the snow report says “an inch or so.” This must be the only ski resort on the planet that underreports snow. I love it here but man they could do so much better in so many areas.
  12. 2.75" of pure fluff overnight
  13. It’s probably gonna rock. I’m going to the Berkshires for a few days lol
  14. One thing to keep in mind and keep things in perspective... We REGULARLY get frost and freezes in June.
  15. I think this last storm is what screwed us. It was all nice and puffy (Japan like as PF put it), and holding up great even if the upslope machine was not quite running at full power. Then this last storm knocked most of it down except for the larger chunks, so the vibe changed. Also, it gets old lol.
  16. This was mid May last year. Looong way to go (though personally I'm hoping for a much earlier end to winter!).
  17. It's completely clear and starry, but there are a few flakes coming down. 0F but doesn't really look like diamond dust... Although it must be something like that
  18. Strange, they didn't show that in The Crown. Great show BTW
  19. LOL. If you can find me the Cliffs Notes, I'm in. We can start the Coos County Book Club.
  20. If I were to believe those maps I’d be using the gondola towers as a snow stake
  21. This last storm, while it may have added significant density to the pack, has really changed the conditions on the mountain. Anything not groomed today was just outright awful - essentially cement. We definitely need some pow. On a funny note, the deck in front of my dining room window is unshoveled and my dog can now walk on the snowpack without sinking in, so when she goes by the window she looks the size of a horse lol.
  22. 2.5" of pure sleet here and currently pelting. Not even sure it ever really snowed! Should be great to cover up the skied off patches in the glades though...