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Dec 22

Photo of the Week: Solstice Sacrifice

When a light mist turned to a steady rain on Wednesday afternoon, a few of us did not hesitate to continue up the mountain for some afternoon turns. We’ve learned over the years that skiing in the rain is always worth it. More than anything, it impresses the snow gods. (Prolific snows have followed many rainy ski adventures in our past.) If you dress right and bring along a few changes of dry layers, it’s easy enough to be warm and comfortable, too. The snow conditions also tend to be soft and smooth in the rain – if there is any snow left at all. Although a decent cover of natural coated the upper mountains in Vermont’s Mad River Valley on Wednesday, coverage at the lower elevations was getting thin, as illustrated by the photo. Nonetheless, it was a very fun and memorable afternoon on the mountain, and we can only hope that the snow gods appreciated our solstice sacrifice.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some fresh snow tonight and Friday! Take a peek at our weather page for details and some different perspectives on the weather. And Happy Holidays to everyone!
- Brian

Thin snow. No problem on Marquette skis…

Snow was nice on the upper mountain…

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  1. Christa

    You’re right Brian, after the rain the snow is falling this morning in Pittsfield/Killington. Few inches already. Should be a great morning skiing.

  2. Tyler

    I just ordered a pair of Marquettes. Happy Solstice!

  3. pat campbell

    ran into you guys yesterday on your 2nd time up :) well done impressing the snow gods!!!

  4. Matt

    Anyone mount marquettes with touring bindings or just tele?

    1. AdvSkier

      You can mount most AT bindings without issue. A silicon glue may work well for keeping the screws snug (avoid strong adhesives), as would checking them regularly. Marquette may also sell future skis with inserts for popular AT bindings.
      Think snow.
      Brian

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