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    Middletown, CT
  1. The Revs quick Flip Frozen Freakshow

    A few snowflakes mixing in here. 34F
  2. The Pope's 'And There You Have It" SWFE Feb 7 2018

    I've been looking at the Stratton and Mount Snow cams obsessively. Does seem that some sleet made it to Stratton, but only in the last 30 minutes or so. Trying to decide if it will affect conditions much. If it's just a bit of sleet in a big snow pack, probably won't make much difference. If there is any crust, it could be an issue. Wondering if I should consider Okemo/Killington tomorrow (I have a MAX pass). By the way, congratulate me on my 1000th post.
  3. The Pope's 'And There You Have It" SWFE Feb 7 2018

    Only about .5" snow/sleet before the ZR set in here in Middletown, CT. Still just 28F here with significant icing. Planning to ski Stratton tomorrow. Hoping they miss the IP/ZR, but looks like it will be close, at least for a little while.
  4. The Pope's 'And There You Have It" SWFE Feb 7 2018

    Moderate snow now. Much better growth. 26F
  5. The Pope's 'And There You Have It" SWFE Feb 7 2018

    First flakes here, but snow growth is terrible. Already seems a bit sleety. 25F
  6. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Skied Pico on Sat and Killington today. Conditions were just OK yesterday. Improved rapidly today with 5" of snow by closing today. Tomorrow should be great. If the next two storm happen anything like the Euro shows, next weekend should have soft turns everywhere.
  7. NNE Winter Thread

    About 5" at closing bell at Killington today and it was still coming down heavily. Looks like they'll do great for this storm. Mix line was about 10 miles north of Brattleboro on the drive home at 7PM.
  8. Feb 5 - Rainer w/ some snow in NNE

    Skied Killington today. Fresh snow was great! They had about 5" by 4PM with snow still coming down pretty heavily. I'm guessing they'll add several more inches by morning. On the drive home, snow mixed with rain about 10 miles north of Brattleboro around 7PM. It was pretty much all rain by the MA border. Looks like it could be a great week for ski areas.
  9. January 29/30 snow event

    2.75" in Middletown. Seems like we were in the middle of a sharp gradient.
  10. January 29/30 snow event

    Woke up to 2.75" in Middletown, CT. So surprised! Was thinking a coating to an inch, max. Still light snow falling.
  11. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Some details of the new Ikon Pass have been announced: https://www.ikonpass.com/en/ The FAQ indicates that they are discontinuing the MAX pass. Unless the Ikon lineup grows to include the Okemo/Sunappee/CB group, that will be a major loss for me as we've been staying between Killington/Pico and Okemo. There are very few details about pricing and value so far, so I assume this is still a work in progress and thus hard to evaluate. I suppose the necessity of staying competitive with the Epic Pass will cap the cost somewhat.
  12. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    On Jan 18, 2011, I had 2.5" snow and then a fair amount of ice. The icing was localized to the CRV, but it was one of the bigger ice storms we've had here in the last decade. We had about 20" of snow OTG before the storm, so encasing everything in ice made for quite an arctic landscape.
  13. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Anyone know how a negative EPO affects Colorado snow chances? I'm headed to Copper in mid February. I know it's way too early to obsess about this, but I'm curious how EPO phases tend to affect CO mountains, if there is a coloration.
  14. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    I vividly remember the Feb 1989 coastal bust. I was a kid in SW CT, and the forecast was so dire that they preemptively cancelled school. We had no accumulation, and possibly not even a flake despite heavy returns on the radar and video of the ACY blizzard on the Weather Channel. I think that's when I learned about virga. It took quite a while for the TV mets to acknowledge that the storm wasn't actually coming.
  15. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Pico on Saturday and Okemo today. Pico was great. Surprisingly, they had noticeably better conditions at Pico on Saturday than at Stratton last Thursday, I suppose because they get less skier traffic. We were braced for high winds and lift holds, but the summit lift ran all day and it ended up being not remarkably windy. I hear that the winds were a much bigger deal in southern VT. Lower mountain was very soft, and even the steeper pitches on the upper mountain were pretty soft for the first part of the day. Later in the day I had to be more strategic about where to turn on steeper pitches. Okemo was good today, too. Very light crowds, presumably thanks to the NFL. Groomers were in decent shape outside of the heaviest trafficked slopes. I've been suffering from mogul withdrawal so far this season, so I lapped the bumps on Sel's Choice many times. They were quite firm, but because they are seeded, the perfect line makes it much easier to stay in the zipper. The forecast for the next week or so looks bleak. I've pretty much given up on surface conditions for a bit. I'm just hoping base destruction is minimal, and maybe we can sneak in a spring-like day next Saturday.