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Sugarbush 16-17

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Sugarbush 16-17

Postby teletante » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:28 pm

Things have been pretty good at the Bush, but the Sunday weather event has taken it's toll. The groomers are in good shape, the ungroomed snowmaking trails are safe for your skis, but edges are needed. The natural snow trails were fantastic, but most are now closed. I think that the warm & rain on Sunday have nailed down everything it didn't melt so we're set up well for the future on non-snowmaking/woods (and MRG), it's just the present that sucks.

Oh well, if we get the couple inches forecast over the next few days it will do wonders.
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Re: Sugarbush 16-17

Postby teletante » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:11 pm

It's been 2 steps forward, 2 steps back for the last month. We've gotten good snow, followed by warm and rain. Right now (Saturday 12/21) The snowmaking trails are in very good shape. most of the upper mountain natural snow trails are sort of spring like with good snow, just keep your eyes open and downhill. The woods are still iffy, put if we get the 4-8" forecast Mon-Tues the upper mountain woods should be looking pretty good, lower glades and bike trails are currently skiable but I'd like more cover to really let it rip.
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Re: Sugarbush 16-17

Postby teletante » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:18 pm

The last week and a half have been pretty good for the skiing. We've added over a foot of snowfall, with no too warm days. The upper woods are getting close to fun, the lower are skiable. The laminated wet snow, rain, repeat base has things fairly well covered up, and the new snow has been fun. The biggest issue now is that with the deep snow pack 2 years ago combined with the lack of skiers in the woods last year means that with shallow snow so far this year lots of stuff is sticking through even where there is good cover.
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Re: Sugarbush 16-17

Postby teletante » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:20 pm

Close to 2 feet of snow over the last week and a half have really opened things up. Spent most of the morning today in the lower mountain woods and didn't hit much other then the sticks that still need burying. The wet snow that fell last Wednesday has sealed in the last of the rocks, and if you don't go too crazy the 6"+ of fluff since then has been a treat.
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Re: Sugarbush 16-17

Postby teletante » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:02 pm

Another 3+ feet since last Saturday, skied the morning in boot to knee deep powder on Castle Rock. The woods are fabulous. If you can't get here go to Mad River Glen.
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