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Jan 24

Dodging Rain Showers

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.
– Brian

Fresh tracks near Stowe, Vermont (top photo, and here).

 

Ian Forgays enjoys some late afternoon sun and snow after a passing snow squall…

 

Forrest Twombly, putting his Marquette skis to very good use in some steep terrain with thin-cover conditions.

 

Wind, sun and snow goblins along the Green Mountain divide.

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  1. forresto

    nice shots! looking forward to more fun with you guys…

  2. AdventureSkier.com

    Us too Forrest. Thanks for the amazing tour last Sunday. If you’d like to rip some pastures over this way with us on Thursday pm, let us know.

  3. Barb

    Amazing photos.

    1. AdventureSkier.com

      Thanks for checking out our site Barb. Stay tuned for more!

  4. Christa

    Another Blue Bird day here at Killington with bright sun and not so fresh snow. Waiting!
    Great photos Brian.

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