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I was at B East yesterday and it was pretty good. There is a (rock) hard base in the trees that will wake up nicely with a foot or snow. Might go back again Sunday.

 

Sounds like a good plan.  I'll be there, unless it keeps tracking toward the coast, in which case Magic Mt. might be in play. 

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The last three days at whistler have been great. Although it hasn't been a very good snow year for them, we have still found areas of untracked in the places such as flute bowl and sapphire bowl. The mountain is so huge it's amazing... About 15km wide

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The last three days at whistler have been great. Although it hasn't been a very good snow year for them, we have still found areas of untracked in the places such as flute bowl and sapphire bowl. The mountain is so huge it's amazing... About 15km wide

Do you prefer Whistler or Blackcomb?

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Sounds like a good plan. I'll be there, unless it keeps tracking toward the coast, in which case Magic Mt. might be in play.

Hmmm. I have some friends pushing me to meet them at Magic. It had to have been marginal before the wind so how good/bad might it be after the wind and holiday crowds?

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Do you prefer Whistler or Blackcomb?

I'd say blackcomb overall because I feel like a lot of the mid mountain at whistler is too cramped and crowded whereas at blackcomb there are nice tree and bump runs.. I really like the symphony and bagel bowl areas on whistler though.. Blackcomb glacier is awesome too as the terrain is so steep yet the snow stays really fresh because it is low traffic.. I did get disoriented in the fog there however and got a little too close to a ~150' cliff for my liking.

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Do you prefer Whistler or Blackcomb?

I'd say blackcomb overall because I feel like a lot of the mid mountain at whistler is too cramped and crowded whereas at blackcomb there are nice tree and bump runs.. I really like the symphony and bagel bowl areas on whistler though.. Blackcomb glacier is awesome too as the terrain is so steep yet the snow stays really fresh because it is low traffic.. I did get disoriented in the fog there however and got a little too close to a ~150' cliff for my liking.

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Thank you upslope.... orographic lift is a wonderful thing.

 

18-inch storm total this morning from the synoptic (4") part followed by the upslope part (14"). 

 

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This sequence just about sums it up... deep snow.  Thank you orographic lift.

 

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Its hard to get much better than today... well, last year's 36" in 36 hours event was better.  But after a couple weeks of snow without thaw, then a dense 3-4" followed by a fluffy 11-14" brings conditions up to prime levels.

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Some really great photos there PF!

 

Stowe is on my list for next year.  I hope I catch it at a time like that!  Northern VT upslope powder snowboarding?  Yes, please!

 

Personally, I'll be at Ragged this Sunday or Monday and probably Wildcat later next week (Perhaps Thursday?).

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Thank you upslope.... orographic lift is a wonderful thing.

 

18-inch storm total this morning from the synoptic (4") part followed by the upslope part (14"). 

 

Its hard to get much better than today... well, last year's 36" in 36 hours event was better.  But after a couple weeks of snow without thaw, then a dense 3-4" followed by a fluffy 11-14" brings conditions up to prime levels.

 

Awesome.  I knew it would be good, but just couldn't get out of work.  Taking some vacation days next week though.

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missed out on the freshies this week. We skied Black Mtn on Mon and hit Wildcat on Tues. Still awesome days nonetheless. The crew we went with stuck around and skied Bretton Woods yesterday a nice 9" of pow. 

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Seems like the later part of this week has been epic for N. resorts. Hopefully it continues into next week. Mid-week could be just what the Dr. ordered. cough, cough. 

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