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    N.central CT and Killington, VT
  1. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Amazing weekend at Killington! The crowd that showed up was close to the size of a mid winter weekend but with far fewer base areas and parking lots. With 4 lifts servicing an enormous amount of open terrain the trails and glades were not crowded and the lift lines were manageable. Parking was at a premium and many folks got a good warm up hiking to get up into the basin. The weather was beautiful with blue sky and slowly softening snow. The most amazing is how good the snow cover is. Simply epic skiing!
  2. Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Supposed to drive from Killington to BDL tonight about 5pm or so. Not sure it’s a great idea.
  3. Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Grateful for Killington which is why we buy their season pass every year. 7-8 weeks of skiing left for us. Assuming they are open until Memorial Day we will have 105 days in this year. All the true addicts end up at Killington.
  4. Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    It's a crime. Pico closed yesterday with the best base in the woods that we have had all year. Thank god for the 6" of snow we got Friday so we could enjoy it as long as you ignored the crunch.
  5. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Conditions are epic at Killington right now. There are no words to adequately describe how good today was.
  6. March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    We just got back from skiing Killington all day. We got into a band of snow at about 2:30-3:30 that had to be falling at 3+" per hour. I. My life I've only seen it pour snow like that a few times.
  7. The King Regains its Throne

    Just got another text from a friend in mid eastern CT saying "what storm? Kids could have gone to school." Apparently the public did not get the message that there would be appetizer snow before the main dish mid afternoon.
  8. The King Regains its Throne

    My mother just texted me to say "it's not snowing. Looks like the storm is a bust". She is in central north western CT. Tried to explain it has not started yet.
  9. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Killington just getting hours of snow with this so far. Better than I expected.
  10. Blizzard 2018 Take II: The Firehose

    Snowing hard for hours at Killington
  11. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    It's ok where there is lots of snowmaking. Not so good at places that rely on natural snow. Not so good for folks who like to ski the woods.
  12. The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Does not include Pico either. That really is horrible. So all the core Killington skiers who opt for this Icon pass will be shut out of K’s sister resort unless they also buy a separate Pico pass for about $370.
  13. Nearing the 2nd half of Meteorological winter:

    We lost a similar amount of snow in central VT at Pico. Easily 2 feet gone. Went from 100% open Monday-Thursday including unofficial glades to essentially two ways down, one upper mountain by Friday. The only trail that survived up top had snowmaking and it had bare patches and water flows across it. Folks who skied Saturday had a positively biased view of what happened as the inch or so that fell pre dawn covered up the dirt that had been exposed and provided a winter appeal. The skiing was still terrible
  14. NNE Fall Thread

    Glad I had my snow tires on in VT Monday night. At this point anyone traveling in VT should have their snow tires on.
  15. AC: When do you Uninstall?

    Considering unless stalling next Tuesday 11/7/17.