Surprise! Powder’s Back!

By:  Greg
January 27, 2010 4:33 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

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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  1. Aaron
    wrote on January 27th, 2010 at 6:03 pm  

    Dude, today was SICK. Way underreported. I’m just glad my job description actually includes skiing. Saw you nuking down lower liftline and gave a hoot. See you out there this weekend.

  2. billski
    wrote on January 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm  

    Sweet sweet sweet. Opportunists 1, pessimists 0.
    Can’t take those forecasts, even from FIS wizards too seriously.
    There is mountain magic and Ullr to contend with after all.
    Dynamite pics. THANK YOU!

  3. billski
    wrote on January 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm  

    I call conspiracy on the under reporting.
    A setup so you could be out there un-accosted!

  4. jtoots212
    wrote on January 28th, 2010 at 10:45 am  

    verrry nice! my weekend plans have begun changing with this report. the snow on the lefthand tree of the 2nd pic is ridiculous. nice shots!

  5. KMB
    wrote on January 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am  

    hell of a hump day! saw so many sh*t eating grins yesterday. snow showers are just starting to kick up again

  6. powhounddd
    wrote on January 28th, 2010 at 3:21 pm  

    lucky dawgs. way to get at it!!

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