Category Archive: Backcountry Update

Mar 07

Photo of the Week: Extra Points

This first week of March continues to be a gem. It kicked off with up to 6″ of fresh fluff in many locations last Sunday morning (3/2), enough to finally cover and cushion (to varying degrees) the lingering Feb 21 rain crust off-piste. In some locations across the northern Greens, that rain crust has been …

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Apr 05

Photo(s) of the Week: Winter’s Last Gasp?

Old Man Winter’s resiliency continued to produce excellent skiing at all elevations this past week. Whether skiing fresh powder in the higher elevations (thanks to 2-12″ of snow falling Mon pm – Weds am), taking shelter from the cold wind and snow squalls, or skiing corn on some of the last remnant pasture lines lower …

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Mar 09

Photo(s) of the Week: A Taste of Spring in the Alpine

Although it was gusting to 80mph atop Mt. Washington, NH on Friday, and temps were still in the teens across the north country at sunrise today (Saturday), Old Man Winter has handed the reins to his good friend Spring for the weekend – even in the alpine regions of the Northeast. Most solar aspects experienced …

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Feb 24

Photo of the Week: Lots of Little Snowflakes

Wow. For many, many, many little reasons, the last several days have been a definite highlight of the 2012-13 season. With daily fresh snowfall since Tuesday, as much as 30″ of fresh snowflakes have accumulated across the mountains of the Northeast, with the deepest amounts, per usual, across the northern Greens. Still, even where only …

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Feb 15

Photo of the Week: Nemo and Friends

While Nor’Easter Nemo treated skiers to a much deserved blanket of fresh snow across the Northeast last weekend, the higher elevation snowfall produced by the colder, moist air left in Nemo’s wake earlier this week was the frosting on the cake. By Wednesday morning this week, new accumulations ranging from two to twelve inches, depending …

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Jan 30

Photo(s) of the Week: Shallow Pow, Backyard Pow!

Small doses of light and fluffy snow has continued to help cushion the post-Thaw crust still lingering about over the last couple of weeks, and in many ways, the conditions off-piste have been “shallow powder” at its finest. This has been an especially fun snow condition for exploring the untracked backyard and backcountry, for covering …

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