Tag Archive: crust

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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Jan 22

Photo of the Week: Post-Thaw Pow

Since the Cold North Wind chased away the January Thaw about one week ago, 2-12″ of fresh snow, generally speaking, has fallen over the high country of the Northeast. Where this snow has fallen atop refrozen snow not heavily tracked before the thaw, the skiing has been especially smooth lately…Near daily doses of fresh snow …

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Mar 18

Off Piste in Northern New Hampshire

Blue skies, calm winds, and a recent dusting of snow lured us to the high country of northern New Hampshire earlier this week. Snow conditions at and above treeline were about what we expected – a wonderful late-winter mix that included shin deep powder, rime-coated crust and even some late day corn. We enjoyed the …

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Feb 22

Photo of the Week: Snow-fire!

Thanks to several inches of snow falling in the mountains over the last several days, there’s been some nice fresh snow to be skied on wind-sheltered, snow-catching aspects. And where the wind is blowing, beauty abounds. The mountains caught fire on Tuesday as fresh snow clinging to the upper elevation canopy was stirred by steady …

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Feb 18

45 Days of Powder Skiing!

As much as it is always a wee-bit sad to see our deep and powder-coated snow pack at the mercy of the warm air upon the northeast right now, we have much to celebrate. First, leading up to this 36-hour warm up, conditions off-piste and in the backountry, especially in sheltered higher elevation zones, have …

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