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  • #671389
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Mud Pond in Williston. There isn’t any hunting allowed there.

    #671390
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    Looks like I’m moving back to VT in a week, just in time for winter. Now I just need to find a place to live around Waterbury…

    #671391

    Knock on wood it looks like snow is moving in over the weekend. Sunday or Monday could be good. From Jay Peak (I find they usually do a pretty good job with reporting/forcasting):

    A net gain of 4″+ for the summit by the first lift ride tomorrow, Opening Day!.
    Snowy weather Saturday morning will turn to mostly cloudy with flurries by afternoon, our wind and temperatures will be moderate, and some sun should break though, a nice ski day. Then all (white) hell breaks lose Saturday Night.

    Jay Peak will have a private blizzard Sunday. As the wind increases to storm force, the temperature drops to January force. But the snow will keep on flying. We have a double digit ‘Jay Cloud’ snowfall with the Sunday arctic blast. My guess is 15″+ by Monday morning. The wind will decrease rapidly Monday, with a few hours of sunshine before the next system arrives Monday Night. A combo warm front and cold front should bring another 4″ snowfall for Tuesday. And we are just getting warmed up for Thanksgiving.

    A Major storm is likely to impact most of the eastern United States for Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. The early call for Jay Peak is ‘Blizzard Possible’, we are not talking private blizzard either, this one may impact the entire length of the Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada. But these major systems are barley discernible from our local “Jay Cloud’ blizzards. For those who only see the weather from a Jay Jet perspective, the Sunday blizzard and the Thanksgiving Day blizzard may look and feel identical.
    Next Update Sunday Night
    Tim

    #671392
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    I wonder why Roger Hill doesn’t do the forecast for Jay anymore? Anyways, that’s a pretty ballsy forecast- a lot of forecasters are on the fence concerning the weather madness potentially headed our way. One thing is for sure. Jay has been a monster overperformer this fall. I’m going to ride lifts at Smuggs Sunday morning and pick up the split from No School (it got beat up pretty good last snow dump). But this week is going to be great for earning inbound laps because the base is there and the lifts are closed! :headbang: Happy T-day and shredding.

    Alex, feel free to hit me up this week, I hope to get several days in.

    #671393
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    was at smuggs today riding the lift, It was firm, but good to work the riding legs. Pretty empty for first couple hours, which was nice. Will be up again tomorrow for few runs. Couple new inches just now, hopefully some more on the way.

    #671394
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Did they shut the lifts down at Smuggs at all today? It sounds like wind could be an issue tomorrow.

    #671395
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    The only lift running is Sterling and there were no issues with wind today. Well at least while I was there. Should be gusty tomorrow though and probably going to be pretty cold with the wind chill.

    #671396
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    3rd Annual Turkey Day Hike for Turns:

    #671397
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    Nice work 802!

    I got out early Thanksgiving morning for a quick solo skin up Madonna, which was well worth it. Was good to get some exercise before stuffing my face and pounding IPA’s .. Did 3 more laps on Friday also.

    Thanksgiving am

    [vimeo:371jr24p]http://www.vimeo.com/80643893[/vimeo:371jr24p]

    And a few random stills from Friday.

    one of me by my buddy Dalton from Worth Skis took.

    #671398
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    Madonna LL – 12/1/13 🙂

    #671399
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    Madonna Lift Line? 😯

    Bravo.

    It’s finals week..You need to quit postin’ the stoke, man. Or I’m gonna flunk out.

    One….More…Week….

    #671400
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    @802smuggler wrote:

    Madonna Lift Line? 😯

    Bravo.

    It’s finals week..You need to quit postin’ the stoke, man. Or I’m gonna flunk out.

    One….More…Week….

    lol

    Yup! Madonna Lift Line and Free Fall… Good luck with finals.

    :rock:

    #671401
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    How’s the BC shaping up in Northern VT? Any locales seeing better coverage than others? Coming to visit my brother for the holidays and hoping there’s enough coverage to bring the split as well as a few days at Smuggs. We always do Teardrop, would hope to get out to Bolton, the Hump or other places.

    #671402
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    @tiltedworld wrote:

    How’s the BC shaping up in Northern VT? Any locales seeing better coverage than others? Coming to visit my brother for the holidays and hoping there’s enough coverage to bring the split as well as a few days at Smuggs. We always do Teardrop, would hope to get out to Bolton, the Hump or other places.

    For the Stowe/Smuggs vicinity, pay attention to the snow stake. http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=depths.php

    I generally start poking around in the BC when it gets to around 40″ or so.

    #671403
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    @grubbers wrote:

    @tiltedworld wrote:

    How’s the BC shaping up in Northern VT? Any locales seeing better coverage than others? Coming to visit my brother for the holidays and hoping there’s enough coverage to bring the split as well as a few days at Smuggs. We always do Teardrop, would hope to get out to Bolton, the Hump or other places.

    For the Stowe/Smuggs vicinity, pay attention to the snow stake. http://www.uvm.edu/skivt-l/?Page=depths.php

    I generally start poking around in the BC when it gets to around 40″ or so.

    16″ isn’t gonna cut it, I’m prayin’ for VT – Tahoe too b/c we’ve been dry for 3 seasons.

    #671404
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    We’re ultra-low tide right now. Resorts that aren’t manmade conglomerates, i.e. Stow and Killington, need some goods. Maybe this weekend we’ll start laying down some white. November was superior by N.E. standards, but we’re back to typical early December patterns for now (nothing new here). We’re going to need several big dumps and sustained cold before we’re in the b-day bowls or hiking tear drop. I think it’s going to be tough to be in the woods by Christmas. 48″ at the stake by old-timer standards: Maybe you can get by with a little less, but I personally don’t feel comfortable off-piste till we’re damn close to that. Hiking closed resort hills can be good with a lot less, but there are so many more obstacles in the forest.

    #671405
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Thanks, I’m sure I’ll get weather updates, but I’ll count on bringing the solid then. Picked up some discount Smuggs tix online regardless.

    #671406
    maxpower88
    58 Posts

    @highanxiety wrote:

    Damn dude, hot chicks and deep snow…Highanxiety has game :thatrocks:

    #671407
    highanxiety
    47 Posts

    ^^^ lol.. both those chicks are really good riders.

    Really hope we pull at least a foot out of this next storm in the mountains. The little bits of snow here and there have been adding up in the mean time.

    Found some left overs after work today…

    #671408
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Looking better, keep it coming! I need to make the decision on Sunday whether to bring the split or not, so I’ll be watching this storm closely!

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