Day of Dy-no-mite

By:  Greg
February 2, 2011 9:43 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

With a dynamo storm barreling through the east coast, and with dreams of powder schuss keeping us awake through the night, we lodged ourselves in northern Vermont and hoped for the best today. We had planned to head down to Magic Mountain, but as we got ready to go this morning, it was snowing too hard to risk a long white knuckle drive south, when we knew the goods close to home would be just fine. Here’s just a brief sample of what we found out there today north of Route 2. We’ll wrap up everything from the next few days into a TR later, but for now, make it your business to get to Vermont. The base is stout, the powder is deep and the skiing is the best of the season right now. Did I mention that it snowed REALLY hard at times today? Check out how much snow is between my lens and KC in this one:
KC schusses between a heavy falling of flakes

The fabled “bench” was great when we hit it fresh first thing in the morning, but even when we came back later in the day, it was still skiing superbly. With this much fresh snow on the ground, everything is going to be skiing great.
Kristin drops into a hole in the bench

Did you really think I was going to write a quick update about a pow day, and not include one of these shots? Of course not silly goose. THIS is why you come to FIS… Did you think I’d let you down?
Ben gets DEEP on Feburary 2nd 2011

And as you can clearly see demonstrated here in this photo by Ben… even I got into some of the fun too:

Now go out there and git sum of your own! Just about every ski hill in VT, NH, NY and ME is ready to rumble (liftopia link)! Thanks for reading. Check back throughout this stormy week for more stoke, more weather, and more reasons to earn your turns!

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  1. Porter Haney
    wrote on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm  

    giggity giggity giggity

  2. Ben L.
    wrote on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm  

    Good to see you guys today. We got some good shots from the bench as well. Saw a few of you arrive at the parking lot in late afternoon at the same time as us – just before dark….Looking forward to the full report

    • Greg
      wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 am  

      Dude, it was good to run into you yesterday. Thanks for saying hi. I can’t say I’d have recognized you otherwise. Is that your normal outfit on the hill? I’ll look for you in the future!

      So stoked on yesterday man! Hope you git sum moor!

  3. Adrian
    wrote on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm  


    VT is sooooooo goood right now!

    • Greg
      wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:21 am  

      right on Adrian… were you at Magic, or a top secret BC stash?

      let me know if you want to trade one of these days. Got a few places you might enjoy

  4. Talbert
    wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 am  


    I can’t wait for your upcoming TRs. Amanda’s getting out today to ski, but I blew my knee last week. :( Physical Therapy starts tonight and my orthopedic doc tomorrow. Can’t wait to get back out sliding. Keep me stoked with your awesome TRs.


    • Greg
      wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 am  

      WTF JT?

      What happened? :(

      any time frame yet?

    • Talbert
      wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 am  

      No exact time frame. Surgery yes, season over yes, but until the MRI comes back I don’t know the exact scope of the surgery. At the least restaple the LCL back to the Fibula were it has fractured away “avulsion fracture”. Maybe LCL and/or PCL repair too. Knuckled an icy park jump and the ole hinge just gave out. It has been some time coming, for at least five years I’ve been wearing a brace on this knee, and the past couple of seasons I’ve been complaining of loose feeling. It sucks, but time, hardwork, and all that support from my beautiful wife will get me skiing as soon as possible. Maybe even with some better aftermarket equipment. Be Well, ski hard, and keep posting glorious pictures.


  5. JJ
    wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 2:40 pm  

    Nice! Love the Ben and Greg pow shots! Get sum, indeed. We hammered the fresh, deep snow at MRG all day…so beat, I fell asleep on the couch at 7 pm. Work today, Stowe Friday

  6. Allen
    wrote on February 3rd, 2011 at 6:04 pm  

    You guys finally found your helmets! I approve.

  7. Anonymous
    wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 8:26 pm  

    Loving the bucketheads:-). Thanks

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