January Thaw has been going at it with Old Man Winter this past week, leaving our snowpack coated in varying degrees of crust, fresh snow and everything in between. Although the latest winter storm on Friday put down up to 8-10″ of fresh snow in parts of the Northeast (northern Maine and Quebec scored best), the Green Mountains made out well with 3-4″ of wet snow…followed by some sleet and rain. A passing cold front Friday night caused allowed any untracked snow to set up with a nice, edgable and supportable crust, which by Saturday morning, was freshly coated with some fresh snow squeezed from the air by the passing cold front.
While this micro-coating of snow offered some fun fresh tracks, the crust beneath made for some fast, technical skiing all around. No doubt, it was a great weekend to have some edges on the skis and feel motivated to make some turns. With more snow in the forecast for the next few days, conditions will only continue to improve.
Ski you out there.
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