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Mar 07

Photo of the Week: Extra Points

Backcountry skiing in the Green Mountains, Vermont - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto.com

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 virtually undetectable all week, making for a fine week of powder skiing. Where the crust still lingers, the lower angle skiing off-piste continues to be smooth and creamy, with steeper pitches requiring just a little hop to your turns and some good speed control… Fatter skis w/ rockered tips help, too.

The sun really starting to cook solar aspects on Thursday, and the sun will continue to shine Friday and Saturday, so soak it up. With some luck, Old Man Winter will give us some love next week.

If the technical powder still prevailing in most locations off-piste is not calling you, the Nordic skiing statewide, most well-tracked backcountry trails (down-mountain trails like the Marcy Trail, Bruce Trail, etc…) and most well-traveled, resort-based terrain is skiing beautifully right now.

Ski you out there.
– Brian

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