The resiliency of the ski season here in the Northeast never ceases to amaze us. Last Tuesday afternoon (1/17), when temperatures climbed above freezing and a steady rainfall ensued, it was hard to imagine that we’d be skiing such beautiful snow just a few days later. Then again, this is the Northeast – home to the most schizophrenic winter weather on the planet. And when 2-8″ of fresh snow arrived last Thursday night and Friday morning, Tuesday’s rain had all but vanished from our selective memories. To top things off, the weekend came through with some brilliant sunshine and even another fresh inch or two.
This morning, as I write this, it’s 36 degrees out there and another cycle of light rain is winding down. And that’s just fine. These warm temps should make for some very fun on-piste trail skiing today, and without a doubt, after temperatures drop and the snow firms up tonight, we’ll be enjoying some high-octane pasture skiing tomorrow. This weather also makes it easy to catch up on home front chores, spend time with friends and family, and tend to a few deadlines at work – worthy causes, no doubt.
Before long, and by the looks of the Thursday/Friday weather forecasts, the fresh snow will be flying again. It always does. Here are a few images to share, too, captured in Vermont’s Green Mountains this past weekend.
Ski you out there.
Forrest Twombly, putting his Marquette skis to very good use in some steep terrain with thin-cover conditions.
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