Stowe Mountain Resort reported 6-8″ at 6am, and by 9am they were reporting 8-12″. At first I thought it was a joke; just two days ago a demoralizing deluge destroyed our deep delightful descendable snowpack, and I assumed the reports were just a ploy to get people to drive to the mountain. Boy, was I wrong! My only regret is not having gotten up there sooner. The mountain was covered in a light dry coating of AT LEAST 12″, the bottom third of which was of a heavier variety, and hence stuck to the rain crust exceptionally well.
I can almost hear by buddy hooting and hollering in this one. Neither of us in our wildest dreams imagined we’d be skiing blower two days after “the blow.”
What is this light fluffy substance? This isn’t supposed to be happening just yet…
After we brushed the cobwebs off, and convinced ourselves it was deep and charge-able… it was time to CHARGE!
Another round of snow showers are forecast to come through tomorrow afternoon ahead of a bubble of arctic air. Will it be another sleeper snow delivery? Only time will tell. In the meantime, everyone get out there and SKI!
This post has been collected into VTah Part IV: The Most Surprising Snow on Earth.
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