Short and sweet update to begin to compliment Lionel Hutz’ excellent forecasting. Had to head to Stowe for business purposes, and found rain at the base, an inch at the top and accumulating snow levels at 3000 feet at about 3PM. Here’s the view of goat from the parking lot at that time. Foggy and almost nothing. The contrast is boosted to be able to make out the terrain in the fog.
goat through the fog

After business was done in Stowe, we got wind of big snow in Killington area and points south in Vermont, and decided to take a quick trip south to as far as we could get before dark. That location turned out to be (of all places) the Middlebury College Snow Bowl–the ski area of my alma mater. Snow was sticking at the base, and about 4 inches had fallen. The snow was getting tamped down by a mix of rain and snow while we were there. Winds were moderate out of the west. Temperature was a few degrees below freezing. Snow seemed to be picking up as we left. It was generally wet cold and miserable. But we made turns. Christian goes up.
Christian Goes Up

After it was clear that going much higher wasn’t going to get us anything but more wet, we clicked in and inaugurated the new ski season!
the start of the 2010 2011 season!

First pow slash of the new year!
first pow slash

This scene.
the scene

We are now back up north. We will see what the spine of the Green Mountains can cook up for tonight! Read Lionel’s forecast, and follow the storm on our weather dashboard. Git redee two git sum! Enjoy the snow everyone… we will!



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  1. icelanticskier
    wrote on October 15th, 2010 at 11:16 pm  

    omg, wake me up in december……..:)


    • Georgio
      wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 11:41 am  

      This AM the top 1k feet at Killington was December. I’ve seen worse coverage and base in January.

  2. Anonymous
    wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 12:32 am  

    Not gonna be able to make it up until Sunday………s**t, but hopefully the snow will stay!!

  3. bushman
    wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am  

    Mornin: As usual for FIS great update and photos. Liked the smiles on the two dudes who took a chance to drive there, hiked it in the rain/mix, then rode/skied it. K’s website late yesterday showed 6″+ in pix and video as did SBush. Nothing really on JP’s yet. Thanks for the wake-up call.

  4. Greg
    wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 9:57 am  

    Hey all. Hope I didn’t give the wrong impression with this post. Put it up as an FYI/pSA. Hope everyone is having fun out there. Stowe above 3000 ft today was good. Not great but much better than the stuff in this post. Will get that up later.

    Can’t wait to see the stoke from all over the northeast though! This is awesome!!

    Ps @rog. I’ll take a schuss over no schuss anyday. I can understand the argument against it. ;)

  5. Buffalo777
    wrote on October 16th, 2010 at 10:55 pm  

    Got da Bowl, dawn patrol on Sat. 8″ up high and on the backside(Laforce)

    Made about a dozen turns….

    • Greg
      wrote on October 16th, 2011 at 9:07 am  

      can’t believe i missed this comment for about a whole year. glad to hear SOMEONE got some goods at the MCSB during this event. way to go!

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