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The 2020-2021 Ski season thread


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On 4/16/2021 at 2:21 PM, Skivt2 said:

Fun skiing the April powder day at killington!  Very tricky conditions since what is underneath is so suspect in many places.  But good to get that floaty feeling again.

Your area got the jackpot, I was seeing shots of measurements on Pico from skinners of like 16-18” even after compaction.  Seems like JSpin found that today too.

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17 hours ago, GCWarrior said:

Today was pretty awesome at Saddleback.  4-5” fell from the storm and another 1” during the day up high. Trees were still very skiable off the kennebago chair.  Intimidator and Nightmare were super fun.   Not nearly as epic as my first time at Saddleback.(2/27 and 2/28 2010 if you don’t know look it up) but still a pretty nice day.  Glad I was able to make it up here.  

 

 

Saddleback summit must have gotten 30-40" from that earlier storm.  Rangeley measured 17" down by the lake at 1530'.

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2 hours ago, tamarack said:

Saddleback summit must have gotten 30-40" from that earlier storm.  Rangeley measured 17" down by the lake at 1530'.

It was supposedly 4 feet! It snowed another 6” over night on Saturday. May have been the greatest two ski days of my life. It snowed another 10” that Sunday night as well, I regret not staying another night. 

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That's a wrap on the ski season at Stowe.  This was 4pm right before last chair.  Staff lining up cheering and fist bumping everyone on their final laps of the year.  I was just rolling through making sure to get every single one a fist bump.  Tons of hoots and hollers, like one giant party.

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The Stowe closing day vibe is always awesome (as are most ski areas).  The parking lot was one giant party.  Dogs running around, grills going, beers flowing.  Good stuff.

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22 hours ago, GCWarrior said:

It was supposedly 4 feet! It snowed another 6” over night on Saturday. May have been the greatest two ski days of my life. It snowed another 10” that Sunday night as well, I regret not staying another night. 

Elevational to the extreme.  Farmington co-op an my place each got ~10" from that event at about 400' elev (co-op over, MBY under) while the Temple cocorahs obs 6 miles west of the co-op and at 1220' recorded 26.4".  Latitude helped a bit - highest co-op total I saw was 30" at Jackman, about the same elev as Temple.  Then there were the 2 kids (HS or college age, can't recall) who thought they would try the "glades" on the back side of Sugarloaf.  It's dense forest with lots of fir and spruce of all sizes, totally unskiable and they ended up neck deep and calling for help.  Parents were billed for the rescue. 

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8 hours ago, sheahunter said:

Snowed yesterday, top of Skye Peak, Superstar, Killington, VT

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d6NYVQB3DWazAtwi8

Yes it did!  I was there and saw it too.  I was on the superstar chair and it was raining at the bottom and snowing at the top even though it was about 50 degrees.  More like sleet though.

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14 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

A buddy said it was snow, graupel, ice pellets at top of Superstar, but those photos definitely look like straight snow.

Is this Alan B?  Several former SkiVT-Listserve folks on this forum now.

Not sleet, snow and grapul. It is Alan B.  Better picture

 

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Went up to Tuckerman's today and took two runs down left gully which was really the only route down that looked serviceable. Chute had multiple, deep runnels formed by sliding snow. Left gully had sliding snow too but you could ski across it as it was moving down the slope. There were about 50 people in the bowl all together. Hillmans is now disconnected about 3/4 of the way up which is something I always like to ski. There was consistent snowpack in the woods just below the caretaker hut so approximately 3,800'. Assuming that's it for the 2020-21 ski season, a strange one for sure. I weighed my pack when I finished, 40lbs according to the scale, I'm tired!

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