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  • #575711
    Richard
    23 Posts

    A thread for all those willing to post info on current snow conditions.

    #647324
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Northern Vermont 11/23/11. Happy Turkey Day!

    Could not have asked for better snow!

    #647325
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Looks like warm temps and rain in the 5 day forecast. Sounds like we may loose all the snow we have.

    #647326
    Kickin Chickin
    35 Posts

    the central spine of the Greens is back to brown and grey :banghead:
    I got to cut my teeth just a little last week. there was about a foot on the grass @ Okemo in Ludlow so up i went. heavy wet glop, very suportive…very slooow!
    The new K2 is awsome :thumpsup:

    #647328
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    happy december, things are slow to start again this season. we’re currently stuck in a stubborn SW flow with a persistent trough in the west and ridge in the east. this is feeding us warm and moist air from the gulf and is forecast to continue thru most of this month. hopefully things will turn around quickly come the new year. it’s another la nina year, so the moisture should be there but it will be another ‘temperature game’ this season, per usual. last year we SCORED, so fingers are crossed again.

    until then, it’s a waiting game.

    to recap this season so far here in N. VT… wed nov 23 was a powder day, especially in central VT with over a foot at the unopened Sugarbush and MAd River. snowfall amounts dropped as youmoved north, with mansfield coming in around 8-10″ of new for opening day. things melted off quickly post turkey day w/e, and the rain and temps came back up. last w/e dec 3rd seemed to have some new snow, but i was out of town and can’t confirm. looks like some powder was had nonetheless.

    it was close to 50 again today and pea soup on the mtn… but a slight moderation in temps towards norms are expected as our week progresses with snow showers on and off. stowe still hangs on w/ basically two trails top to bottom. no significant natural snow currently exists in the bc.

    stand by for further updates w/ any change in conditions, be well all

    #647329
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    VTBC,
    Just to confirm we got a couple of inches at higher elevation the weekend of the 3rd. Smuggs made it open Sunday and Monday for a few bombers and seeing old faces. However, Mother Nature has promptly shut that down. For now, it’s back to the waiting game. Where do you go to do your weather forecasting? I’ve been familiarizing myself with the NOAA, NWS site for Burlington. It’s really got a lot of information, but I’m trying to dissect it and make sense of it all.
    :bow: > Snow Gods!!!

    #647330
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    VTBC, Where do you go to do your weather forecasting? I’ve been familiarizing myself with the NOAA, NWS site for Burlington.

    yeah 802, i check NWS BTV among others… esp their Mountain Wx link, Observer Obs, Area Discussion, etc. i’ll send you a few other links later tonight.

    we could see 4″ new overnight tonight and early tomorrow (thur), w/ a colder NW wind @ 30-40mph. a dawn patrol skin might give you first tracks somewhere before their lifts spin. otherwise, should be fun for at least a couple hours in-bounds tomorrow.

    we’ll take it.

    #647331
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    @vtbackcountry wrote:

    @802smuggler wrote:

    VTBC, Where do you go to do your weather forecasting? I’ve been familiarizing myself with the NOAA, NWS site for Burlington.

    yeah 802, i check NWS BTV among others… esp their Mountain Wx link, Observer Obs, Area Discussion, etc. i’ll send you a few other links later tonight.

    we could see 4″ new overnight tonight and early tomorrow (thur), w/ a colder NW wind @ 30-40mph. a dawn patrol skin might give you first tracks somewhere before their lifts spin. otherwise, should be fun for at least a couple hours in-bounds tomorrow.

    we’ll take it.

    The MtnWx product was my brother Conor’s baby. He’s a forecaster in the NWS BTV office. He’s a splitter too, so all the winter forecasts discussions he does have an eye out for the skiers/riders :thatrocks:

    #647327
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @tiltedworld wrote:

    The MtnWx product was my brother Conor’s baby. He’s a forecaster in the NWS BTV office. He’s a splitter too, so all the winter forecasts discussions he does have an eye out for the skiers/riders :thatrocks:

    nice, i remember you saying that last year tilt… I’d love to see things like the nrcs snotel sites out in the wasatch start showing up here in the east, but i know it’s just a dream. those things don’t lie, resorts do.

    tell him thanks for me, for real. i’m sure i can speak for others as well.

    #647332
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts
    #647333
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Hope you guys are getting some, looks like a lot of the storm is dragging across southern VT though. Tucks might be a go though depending on the weather following this storm.

    I hope to get back to VT in March again. Hopefully it won’t dump 2 feet the day I am leaving like last year.

    #647334
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Thanks for the links VTBC. I was writing off tomorow because I have to work, but you got the wheels turning and a pre dawn patrol is tempting. I don’t have a split yet, but the snow should be hikable tomorrow without much problem. Any Vermonters have some used goods to let go of?

    Tilted, It’s good to know we have an insider to keep us posted.

    #647335
    earthsurfing
    144 Posts

    First split of the season today…

    Full moon solo summit of Franconia notch from the ski museum.

    Fucking awesome!!

    It was tin, but fresh and fast and moonshine.

    There were literally sparks flashing of my edges in the dark a few times, but no real damage done.

    Totally worth the turns, and even the clmb alone…

    #647336
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    quick update, still only 0″ – 4″ snow in the bc of N. VT. only riding to be had is currently in-bounds.

    looking at marginal temps and a mixed bag of precip again this week, with no big storms on the horizon.

    we continue to wait.

    #647337
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    no big changes lately. still doing the dance on the fence with temps. received a few scant inches over the past week, but still only riding in bounds. the terrain at resorts is slowly increasing with snow guns running overtime. still less than 6″ in the bc, even along the upper ridgelines. very few are people are venturing off snowmaking trails, and with good reason. it’s boney as hell.

    light rain today just switched over to snow above 1800′ around 9pm. might end up w/ a few new inches in the morning, but that’s about it.

    we’ll get there, but it could be mid-jan before any bigger weather pattern changes are seen i’m told

    talk again w/ any updates or changes, enjoy the holidays all

    #647338
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts


    a couple quick views of mansfield from 3900′ this morning, just for perspective

    #647339
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    happy holidays everyone. quick update, we’ve started to receive more consistent light to moderate snow showers over the past several days. this has slowly added up to close to a foot of new on the upper ridgelines as of late yesterday, giving us 6-16″ of natural currently in the bc right now depending on elevation (N. central VT). temps have been holding steady this week compared to the roller coaster ride we’ve been on over the past 6 weeks. a bit colder now and it was snowing hard all day yesterday at elevation and another more signif storm is expected to impact the area starting tomorrow nite into wednesday, then yet another system for the upcoming new years w/e. should put us in much better shape for finally starting to build a base, but we’re still far from jumping into the woods. we need more snow and some freeze thaw cycles to start locking shit in, then more snow. until then, we’re riding in-bounds or skinning up closed/defunct ski area trails to get a fix. still, our conditions continue to improve and we remain optimistic. stay tuned for more info and keep doing your snow dances. peace to all, be well

    #647340
    Richard
    23 Posts

    Yayers!

    #647341
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    fyi, tues night’s storm will arrive wet and should continue wet into wed morning with things quickly turning back over in a dramatic flip of temps, plummeting into wed eve with light snow accumulations forecasted as the system exits and clearing skies overnight. this will pull down reinforcing cold air from canada with expected lows on thurs morning in N. VT in the neg single digits, with neg teens up on the mtn.

    optimistically, all this will provide a good lockdown on the current base and assure a good surface to build on, albeit shallow right now. pessimistically, the snow surface in-bounds will once again harden considerably after wed and stay that way until a new system pulls into our area this upcoming w/e with possible light accumulating snow again.

    it doesn’t seem this roller coaster ride is over just yet 😕

    mt mansfield stake today reads 14″

    #647342
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Richard,
    Is that a recent catch?

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