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  1. I'm eyeing up the Epic-local pass. a good change of pace and really good with the unlimited at so many places! For $100 more than the Northeast pass, it seems worth it!
  2. Skied at Sugarbush on Saturday and Sunday, i found the hard pack to be a lot of fun and fast, and only once did I carve on something that felt frozen. After 12 days of skiing on what felt like powder/packed powder this season, it was actually really enjoyable to experience hard pack. While I'm not a big fan of the spring skiing, I do like seeing the ice jams on mad river, we should start a thread about awesome ice jam pictures and statistics!
  3. I drove up 89 this evening, so cool to turn the corner towards Waterbury and it starts snowing!
  4. Realizing that the weather from Saturday into Monday morning has above freezing elements, but curious how much impact that will make on overall conditions? Aiming to make a trip north on Thursday thru Sunday and leaning to think the snow will still be good/great/awesome? Thoughts
  5. I skied Mad River Glen yesterday for the first time ever. Wow, what an awesome mountain! The snow quality was incredible, the only ice I ever felt was on frozen waterfalls on rocks! The lifts are slow, but that gives plenty of time to rest. Quite impressed
  6. Heading to Sugarbush and stowe for next weekend and week. Hoping the Friday storm stays Below freezing!
  7. now starting to stick to roadways in Newport RI. Visibility down to 1/4 mile
  8. Skied at Sugarloaf on Tuesday through Friday and conditions were really good. An exciting mountain, minor crowds and all around good time!
  9. Sugarloaf had at least 12 inches and still snowing. Not wet but still felt heavy. Went from 87 to 94 to 104 on demos. Definitely a new experience to try fat skid
  10. Drove thru the cf in Boston at 37 entering the se expressway and 26 in Saugus. Now in Maine and brisk and the storm is Tuesday up here
  11. light snow flakes in Newport at 809 a.m. at 7 a.m. there was a tiny dusting on a part of my car, so something in the micro range happened beforehand
  12. They should be getting some! Heading their for Friday
  13. It is very interesting on the mind to watch this storm evolve! I live in Newport RI and heading to Sugarloaf ME for the week, but strangely enough it looks like both locations might actually end up with a decent snow from this storm. I don't think they have enough snow to ski the summit, but I hope to get back up there in late February or early March. I think VT has better snow right now, but the travel rules with COVID are easier for Maine, got my results today and safe to travel, so gearing up now!
  14. Enjoyed a week at Sugarloaf, looking forward to returning when the entire mountain is open! Monday was hard frozen granular because of the Sunday drizzle and overnight freeze, making for some challenging first day of the season. Tuesday was very cold and very windy and first runs were good, but then it was difficult because of the overall conditions. Wednesday was really good, the snow had dried out, the sun returned, and the wind was calmer. I could envision the expanse of the entire mountain and successfully skied from the top to the bottom without a stop! Thursday was an improved repeat of Wednesday along with 1-2 inches of natural snow. Friday was very enjoyable. The entire mountain staff was very helpful, I somehow broke my pass and they replaced it. Snow making was in full effect, but guns were never pointed at lifts or interfering with main runs. Crowds were minor, besides a brief delay on day one, there was never a lift line. Social distancing inside building was plentiful, attributed to low head count of mid-week activities. --- I drove up on Sunday and didn't see any snow until I got within 50 miles of the mountain. The drive home today will be quite different and aiming to take the longer path to check out the 3+ feet swath in New Hampshire, just seeing snow drifts on the highway gets a sense of being part of it! Onward for the 2020-2021 mountain season!