Monday, April 7, 2014

Gore Mountain: 04/05/2014

Gore's Northwoods gondola, Saturday April 5, 2014.

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Sunny, soft spring skiing remained elusive at Gore on Saturday. Occasional glimpses of the sun and short breaks of blue sky failed to get temperatures out of the 20s on the upper mountain.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gore Mountain: 03/29/2014

Gore Mountain, Saturday March 29, 2014.

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No longer winter, but not yet spring. The mid-winter conditions we’ve enjoyed the last couple weekends almost made it to the weekend, but rain Thursday night and Friday put an end to that. Conditions on Saturday ranged from a wet granular “pre-corn” on the upper mountain to mashed potatoes down below. The mountain remained shrouded in fog and clouds until late morning, but the day stayed dry.

Pea soup visibility up top

Monday, March 24, 2014

Gore Mountain: 03/22 & 03/23/2014

Skiers were treated to a mini-whiteout that left a quick inch of snow Saturday morning.

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The calendar said spring, but conditions at Gore over the weekend were more like mid-winter. Winter storm Vulcan finally established the base we needed for good tree skiing a week and a half ago; continuous cold and additional snow since then have brought conditions to the best we've seen all winter.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stowe, VT: 03/15 & 03/16/2014

Stowe's gondola, Sunday morning 03/16/2014.

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Almost all of my ski days are family ski days. I get in a few “professional networking” ski days without the family, and occasionally the kids and I will ski without Beth. But it’s a real rarity for Beth and me to ski together without the kids, requiring us to plan and coordinate schedules weeks in advance. If you have kids, you know how hard that can be to pull off. So you can imagine how pleased we were when the trip we had planned to Stowe weeks in advance happened to fall right after the biggest snow event of the winter.