Solidly Mediocre!

By:  Ben
December 4, 2010 7:10 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

This week has been a trying one for a skier in the Northeast. Just a few days ago we endured temperatures in the 50s and rains edging toward Biblical status. This one hurt especially hard since it came only a few days after things were looking up.

Anyway, winter has decided to come back. It’s not quite a complete turn around from rain to some of the best powder of the winter, but snow showers in northern Vermont have brought the skiing back up to the realm of solidly mediocre*

*If you are currently in the PNW skiing deep snow in the sun, this rating of solidly mediocre may not be on quite the same scale.

Greg’s not complaining!

If you close your eyes on the drifts it feels like midseason!

Things got a little silly

Kristin can't wait for the snow to get deeper!

Lots of smiles were seen, and even a whoop or two. I think we’re in good shape going into next week. Let’s just hope the Magic Snow gets going! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to send in weather updates to fiswx if you go out skiing! (tweet @fiswx or email/text Also don’t forget that 2011 is just around the corner! Grab a copy of our 2011 Ski Stoke Wall Calendar for the skier on your list!


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  1. Adrian
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 8:08 pm  

    That does look a little silly!

    Nice, way to get after it. I can’t wait for my stuff to be done with in the next few days so that the skiing can truly begin.

  2. icelanticskier
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm  

    i REALLY like that shot of kristin.


    • Ben
      wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm  

      thanks! I like how it turned out too!

      hopefully the prezzies get some snow out of this next system and maybe we’ll see you up high next week sometime…

  3. icelanticskier
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm  

    sho nuff. gonna take a couple/few feet of new with wind to get me up high, but i’ll be watching for FIS reports on the subject. may be in vermont mon/tues skinning on new over mcsnow in the NEK. kill 2 birds, visit dad and ski some mcpow.

    look forward to sharing booters with you boyz soon…..


    • Greg
      wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm  

      let me know if you go to that mtn over there that doesn’t get any snow. you know the big flat one with no snow and no awesome glades that’s nothing nearly as good as jay peak… that one. what’s it called?

      i could be down. heard they got a nice round of snow today!

  4. Greg
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm  

    Ben… you have to hear KC’s story about our silly adventure… i’d retell it to you… but she has to tell it to you herself. it’s awesome.

  5. Harvey44
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 10:17 pm  

    Magic snow seems likely. Is that a contradiction?

  6. icelanticskier
    wrote on December 4th, 2010 at 10:17 pm  

    well it sure don’t rhyme with play! dood, i will let ya know. daddy did said it snowed. he was at his annual employee orientation meeting at the mid-play lodge and said he saw pros running gates up on warrens. other spots were white as well.

    he then said that tracking conditions could improve come monday. guess he thinks it’s gonna snow somore :)


  7. VTColdSmoke
    wrote on December 5th, 2010 at 12:15 am  

    You guys are hardcore (: That looked like me the last two weeks up at Smuggs, minus the rocks… it’s gonna get better soon though, lets make some turns in the notch this season, I heard Smuggs will honor a liftride back up Sterling with a Stowe pass, if only they would do the same on the Stowe side….

    • Ben
      wrote on December 5th, 2010 at 11:45 am  

      Really? I hadn’t heard that before, that’s pretty awesome! That actually opens up a lot of terrain for us stowe skiers on the Smuggs side of the notch…

      I can’t wait until it’s notch skiing season!!!!

    • Greg
      wrote on December 5th, 2010 at 12:03 pm  

      Might have been less rocky…..BUT were you on one of the world’s scariest trails???!!!!!!????? ;)

  8. Greg
    wrote on December 5th, 2010 at 2:32 pm  

    Ready for real winter!

    • powhounddd
      wrote on December 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm  

      sure is real winter all of a sudden in Montreal! Blowing whiteouty, Forester 4-wheel drifty, major-mission-to-walk to-school wintry! Right on!!!!!!!

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