Winter to Fall and back again

By:  Ben
October 20, 2010

For our last run we went to the top, then hiked a little bit. To everyone’s surprise, there was more than enough snow even for the steeps.

Owen hiking in Dectober

Partway down we saw a little roll that looked way too good not to air out. I went first to, er… “test” it, then pointed the lens uphill

Dermott pointing the way downhill

Anson learned how to ski on nordic skis, but he’s learning to point them downhill too!

The official test of snowdepth. The verdict? Deep!

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. After over 1000 vertical feet of skiing great snow on steep slopes, the foliage came back and we descended back toward fall.

But the day wasn’t over…

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  1. christian
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 12:04 am  

    ben…sick! does that guy have a tie on!?

    • Ben
      wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am  

      haha yes. rob was one of our friends who we ran into up there, never figured out exactly why he had a tie on…

  2. Brian
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 9:28 am  

    Great writeup and good shots! I still can’t believe how much snow Killington got out of that storm.

    • Ben
      wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 10:06 am  

      thanks Brian! Ya, Killington was pretty insane, I couldn’t believe how much snow there was either!

  3. Harvey44
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 9:37 am  

    Great stuff. Reminds me of flick I saw once (Warren Miller?) where these guys were kayaking on a ski hill … using paddles to rudder themselves all around … and at the end the go flying of a huge cliff, into a raging stream and just continue to paddle in their merry way. This report is a classic.

    • Ben
      wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 10:11 am  


      (from last fall… one day we were looking to run some rivers in the whites, but everything was lower than expected. we drove by bretton woods and they were blowing snow…)

  4. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 10:01 am  

    Great job ben…personally with the mixed sysyems I see this winter and the temp profile I think you should be able to squeeze quite a few double days out of the the early winter!

  5. stuckinjersey
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 10:50 am  

    Freaking outstandingly grand. Got to stare at this goodness while I sat in traffic on my 2 hour commute this morning and it made everything so much better. Got me thinking that its time to visit my couches connections in Vermont.

    • Ben
      wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 11:28 am  


      There’s still snow up there! It’ll be interesting to see what’s left after today (it’s raining here now), but the upper elevations could see a few inches of new snow to freshen things up…

  6. lil' brotha
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 12:12 pm  

    Well done fellas. Seriously jealous that I headed to the ocean for waves instead of the mountain for snow. great stuff

  7. natron
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 1:22 pm  

    Big snow and big rips, now that’s a daily double!! snowyaking on fresh manmade?? how hairy was that? looks like fun in a few inches of fresh pow, I’ll try this year on a hill down the road..

  8. Paul
    wrote on October 21st, 2010 at 1:38 pm  

    From a few hundred miles south on long island these pictures are a godsend!

  9. Sweet trip
    wrote on October 22nd, 2010 at 3:42 pm  

    Everyone is getting the goods. Whiteface Slide 1 was awesome yesterday! Lots of pillows and heavy snow in the upper reaches of the mountain. I only have film photos otherwise I would attempt to post.

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