Forums Current Conditions Vermont VT NY NH ME PQ 08/09 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 182 total) 1 2 … 10 → Author Posts September 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm #570417 vtbackcountry 440 Posts Below is a CONDITIONS thread for the ’08-09 season in New England & Quebec. Thanks for checking in and posting reports. Stay tuned — September 27, 2008 at 6:24 pm #608448 vtbackcountry 440 Posts sat sept 27 leaves are changing BIG TIME, but no first snow yet to speak of at elevation. still splitting wood and surfing. shouldn’t be long now though… fyi, the best turns pre-season w/ any significant storm are obviously at the ski areas that do best w/ the most new snow and are still closed. will keep you posted. catch you soon. September 29, 2008 at 9:35 pm #608449 vtbackcountry 440 Posts NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 415 PM EDT MON SEP 29 2008 LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/… AS OF 415 PM EDT MONDAY…SEVERAL UPPER SHORTWAVES WILL ROTATE SOUTHEAST FROM CANADA THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS A CLOSED UPPER LOW WILL BE OVER EASTERN CANADA. THESE SHORTWAVES COMBINED WITH A COLD POOL OF AIR ALOFT OVER THE REGION WILL LEAD TO INSTABILITY AND A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SOME SNOW SHOWERS LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE ADIRONDACKS AND THE GREEN MOUNTAINS. smells like termination dust, as they say in AK… October 1, 2008 at 1:37 pm #608450 vtbackcountry 440 Posts NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 725 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2008 .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/… AS OF 350 AM EDT TUESDAY… …MID LVL TEMPS FALL TO 0C OR SLIGHTLY BELOW…SOME MIX WITH WET SNOW POSSBL ACROSS HIGHER PEAKS (MAINLY NRN MTNS ABV 2500 FT) OVERNIGHT THURSDAY/FRIDAY. October 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm #608451 vtbackcountry 440 Posts colder today, leaves are now peak and starting to drop fast. around 45 here today in town. temps on highest peaks are below freezing this am, should see snow accum in the hills after the clouds lift later on. cold rain right now in the valleys. October 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm #608452 vtbackcountry 440 Posts snowing this am above 1500′. 1-3″ possible. sunny & cool tomorrow. October 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm #608453 twostowe 56 Posts flakes and 1 cm of accumulation on car & roof at 1100 ft in waterbury center. heading to stowe at lunch to pickup pass. notch road apparently closed this AM October 27, 2008 at 11:10 pm #608454 grubbers 150 Posts looks like something good is brewing for tomorrow night, a very low pressure system is coming our way. 2-4 inches is what is currently being predicted for mansfield. October 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm #608455 twostowe 56 Posts Indeed. I’ll be in the mansfield parking lot ~530 ready to hike or split depending on how much we’ve got by that point. October 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm #608456 grubbers 150 Posts @twostowe wrote: Indeed. I’ll be in the mansfield parking lot ~530 ready to hike or split depending on how much we’ve got by that point. i may be making my way over to whiteface late tonight as it’s looking like the storm will go straight over the adirondacks. if this storm shifts east or plans change, then i’ll be at stowe early in the morning as well. October 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm #608457 twostowe 56 Posts probably a good idea. i’m going to save my “sick” days for prime season. good luck October 29, 2008 at 1:13 pm #608459 twostowe 56 Posts First turns of the season today at Mansfield. 2-3 inches of wet snow at the base, 8-10 inches up at the top of the Gondola. Fluff on top, wet layer underneath First tracks down Perry Merrill (I think of the season..?), and all the way back to the truck Last day of 07-08 season was 5/15/08 First Day of 08-09 season is 10/29/08 5 and a half month layoff between turns, not bad for VT! October 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm #608460 BigJay 342 Posts 7IN at the bottom of the mountain at Jay Peak. Should be something like 12-14in up top…. could be more according to what was on the top of Mansfield… Snow should keep up all evening and hopefully into the morning… Pray for wrap-around snow! If it goes up to 18in, i know i’ll ride on saturday… i’d wish i could skip work and ride tomorrow… too busy… we’ll go for it once it dumps for real… October 30, 2008 at 3:34 am #608461 Shep 525 Posts Anyone got a recommendation on boot pack vs. skin? I thought it might be too wet for the skins to make sense, so my roomie and I were talking bootpack the Stowe side tomorrow. Anyone else planning on going? we’ll probably be in the parking lot under the gondola around 8am… :headbang: Shep October 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm #608462 BigJay 342 Posts Depends how many runs you want to get… With 12in, i don’t mind using skins and splitboard… with 8in, i’ll hit rocks and all… so i’ll bootpack to the top and use a rock board… I might hit Jay on Sat…. we’ll see how everything holds for the weekend… tomorrow i’ll go mountain biking… hopefully for the last time… and then we’ll have major snowstorms every weekend until the end of March… Cause that’s what is in MY forecast… no science or nothing… but i’ll pray whoever for it! Have fun! October 30, 2008 at 4:20 pm #608463 vtbackcountry 440 Posts thurs oct 30 skinned up nosedive at stowe this am and took a couple laps down to just below the shack and back up. stopped over to the rn, paid respects and hommage. legs were burning on final run down, feels good. a great first day. gusty nw winds, temps mid twenties 6-8″ mid-mountain 10-12″ top drifts 12-16″ dense on bottom, creamy on top sunny and a bit warmer tomorrow as large high pressure sets in for the w/e. happy halloween. edited nov 24 w/ NWS storm summary link at… http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/events/28Oct2008/overview.php October 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm #608464 vtbackcountry 440 Posts @grubbers wrote: i may be making my way over to whiteface late tonight as it’s looking like the storm will go straight over the adirondacks. grubbers, did you end up heading over to whiteface a couple days ago? October 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm #608465 Shep 525 Posts We booted it, and it would’ve been fine with my split, but I was happy to have my rock board anyway. We went up Gondolier all the way to the top where it was pretty windblown/drifted. My first October turns ever. :headbang: Definitely gonna be mushy tomorrow. 🙄 Shep November 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm #608458 grubbers 150 Posts @vtbackcountry wrote: @grubbers wrote: i may be making my way over to whiteface late tonight as it’s looking like the storm will go straight over the adirondacks. grubbers, did you end up heading over to whiteface a couple days ago? yeah, although we hiked the auto road, which was a bad idea in the scheme of things since it’s fairly flat. my friend who drove thought that it would be better as we weren’t completely sure what the coverage was going to be like. the snow was pretty good though, 6-8 inches around 2900 ft, which is about as far as we made it. i’m pretty sure the higher elevations got more than that and the wind formed some fairly deep drifts. November 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm #608466 BigJay 342 Posts SNOW ON THE MANSFIELD WEBCAM! http://www.stowe.com/mountain/webcam.php :rock: Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 182 total) 1 2 … 10 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.