Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mad River Glen and Pico Mt., VT: 3/17 & 3/18/2017

Riding the single chair at Mad River Glen, St. Patrick's Day 03/17/2017.

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A Friday school holiday (Superintendent's Day) plus discounted lift tickets (half price at MRG and pre-season, pre-buy tickets for Pico) provided the perfect opportunity for the kids to add a couple new stickers to their helmets. And a storm named Stella didn't hurt either.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gore Mountain: 03/11/2017

Gore Mountain, Saturday 3/11/2017.

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Cold, empty, firm & fast. Saturday at Gore was almost a carbon copy of the previous weekend. If anything, conditions were just a bit better than last weekend thanks to an inch or two of snow Friday night and a solid effort from the grooming crews.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gore Mountain: 03/04/2017

Gore Mountain, Saturday 3/04/2017.

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After a great stretch of conditions from late January through Presidents' Day Weekend, mother nature seems bent on punishing east coast skiers. We arrived home from Montana last week at the tail end of the multi-day stretch of blowtorch temperatures that vaporized the Adirondacks' snowpack. To add insult to injury, the meltdown was followed by some of the coldest temperatures of the winter, with highs barely cracking the 10-degree mark on Saturday.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Big Sky,MT: 02/20 - 02/24/2017

Big Sky, MT Feb 20-24 2017.

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When I skied Big Sky, Montana four years ago, I knew it was a place I'd eventually want to return to with the family. After a great week-long trip to Steamboat, CO two years ago, I know we were ready to make the jump up to Big Sky.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gore Mountain: 02/11/2017

Daniel and Sylvie skiing Chatiemac, Gore Mountain, Saturday 2/11/2017.

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Quick update from Gore on Saturday. Rain earlier in the week put an end to the nice 2+ week stretch of great ski conditions. 4 inches of snow on Thursday followed by 2 more Friday night helped bring conditions back, although the icy crust lurked below the surface at all times to remind skiers that this is the east.