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  1. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Craftsbury Outdoor Center is conducting some experiments on how to preserve snow by burying winter snow in woodchips. They were skiing and sledding on a 100 yard white ribbon last week.
  2. Fly home from Norway tomorrow nite. Have not been at lake since Memorial Day, happy to know water will be mid-summer.
  3. We open the cottage on Winnisquam on Memorial Day Weekend. We brought sleeping bags to stay warm. Wife and kids complained the entire weekend! It never snowed at the lake shore but our neighbor who was driving past the Sanbornton Town Hall after a Fisher Cats game said it was dumping snow and the trees were all bent down over the road. I hiked Mt. Hale over to Zealand Falls on Monday and there was still a good 10" of snow above 3500'
  4. Raked at the cottage Saturday on Winnisquam yesterday. Repellant, hoodie, hat...nothing worked. Worst I can remember.
  5. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    Can't speak to any bootfitters/ski shops down your way but if you are in market to buy a pair of boots, it would probably be worth purchasing a pair of custom footbeds. Best thing I ever did. Typically, if you are buying a pair of boots, you can get a nice discount on the footbed. Ski boots, like shoes, come in different widths. I have a problem because I have a relatively small calf and find a lot of boots aren't don't fit me well.
  6. Angus

    NNE Summer Thread

    Just amazing. Admit it...you wish the lifts were still running at the mountain!
  7. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    It would be nice to see them succeed. Stratton, Bromley and Magic provide a nice mix of variety and experience all within a short radius for that area. Lift infrastructure has been an obvious weakness of Magic's. They absolutely crushed it this March and lift lines were pretty bad from what I heard. Sugarloaf1989 - did you ski Whiteface on Saturday?
  8. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Bagged on tomorrow on Washington due to forecasted winds tomorrow. Tuesday at Killington may have been my last ski day of season. The rest of month does not line up well.
  9. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    I was going to mention in my entry yesterday that coming down 89, you get glimpses of Sunapee. Looks pretty much top to bottom snow. That is rare this time of year. I do think the heat today, really beat up the slopes. I took a quick look at the webcams at both wildcat and sugarloaf.
  10. Angus

    Winter 2017/2018 Wrap-Up Thread

    I'm going B- given the 5-6 week winter hiatus. This is strictly a metrowest boston recreational grade. Was able to to pond skate in mid-December, got in lots of days at the local nordic ski center, able to ski the local river early in the season when it was frozen and March for local XC was great too. The lack of snow in middle was horrible. What's funny is my downhill skiing was very limited this season - 8 day trips - relative to average. But 8 above average days. Just can't have no winter in the heart of winter. I may be being charitable because it has been great to listen to my co-workers b**ch/moan about never-ending winter last month.
  11. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    LOL. Oops! This heat has me thinking about Arizona! Me bad.
  12. Angus

    NNE Winter Thread

    Yesterday, while skiing at killington, I noticed two peaks to north distinctly capped in a uniform white - camels back and mansfield. Speaks to the grip of winter.
  13. Angus

    The 2017-18 Ski Season Thread

    May Day ski at Killington today. Skied from 10:30ish to 3:45 when I had to call it a day. Only the Superstar Quad is now running which limits the terrain. Lots of snow higher up on mountain. Was raining pretty good as I drove from 89 to 100 in the morning and the sun didn't really make an appearance until 11:30ish. Around 1:45, a front pass overhead and we had some frozen rain...kind of strange. After that blue sky. Boatload of snow on superstar. Skiing was good. Snow didnt setup overnite due to lack of freeze and was heavy. Pretty much skied bumps the entire day.
  14. Texas heat...arrived in Austin on August of 1986 at the old Mueller airport. Walked outside in mid-day heat and can only compare it to working as a pizza maker around gas fired ovens. I assumed there would be relief found under a tree in the shade but there was no discernable temperature difference. Assumed that the evenings would cool, minimally. Texas summer heat was nothing that a guy who had spent his life in NE could comprehend. Upon my return to NE, I found my first couple of winters to be intolerable.