Fresh Snow !

As we stare down the weekend the heavens provided some natural snow. Conditions are improving as we approach the official start of spring. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Get north to New England’s ski areas. It has been SNOWING! Thank goodness. Take every inch that falls with smiles folks.

I took a glance at Snow Country Thursday and was pleasantly surprised. Sporadic lake affect snows sprung up all over New England in the last few days. Some resorts in the northern Green Mountains check in with totals of over a foot. The usual suspects: Jay Peak – two feet! Stowe and Smugglers Notch each got at least 18 inches. Sugarbush a foot plus. This is excellent, and there may be more on the way.


from Jay Peak: taken yesterday


Personally, I chase the snow and have no qualms about it. This weekend I will be setting up home base in Waterbury, VT and getting after the goods from the sky at any number of areas within an hours drive. I hope to read reports from all of you come Monday on the forum.
Check this. Stratton has been firing up the guns all over the mountain. They missed most of the natural stuff (picked up about 4 inches). The man made will last them long into the spring. The resort is also hosting the US Open Snowboarding Championships. There is a release on the forum that will tell you all about it, click here.
The Forecast is for more snow! If you where thinking about staying home, STOP IT!
Get skiing this weekend, seriously. The smart money rides with wind blown powder on many of the slopes. The goods will be in the woods. Plus, with St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA tournament the off mountain apres scene will be hopping.
Here is the latest from Matt Noyes of NECN. For a more in depth report check out his weather blog..
Matt’s Quick Weather Synopsis: Saint Patrick’s Day sunshine will prevail across New England on Friday, though another cool day is in store as a brisk northwest wind continues to pump cool air across all six states, and gusts to 30 mph will bring wind chill values into the lower 30’s south and 20’s north. A huge area of high pressure located over Central Canada will be responsible for a continued cool and relatively dry flow of air through the weekend, though a large storm that’s been parked in far Eastern Canada will launch energetic disturbances southward over New England, thousands of feet high in the sky. These disturbances will bring thickening clouds late Saturday after a sunny start, and while most of New England will remain dry through the day, snow squalls will develop over the mountains of Northern New England. These mountain squalls are expected to continue periodically through Saturday night and Sunday, with north-facing mountain slopes picking up at least a few inches of accumulation. Elsewhere in New England, Sunday is likely to bring more clouds than sun with a few flurries. Expect a dry and increasingly sunny day Monday with a break between energetic disturbances aloft, before a strong storm moving east across the country will approach the eastern seaboard later Tuesday. This storm may miss us to the south, but with plenty of moisture associated with it and cold air in place over New England, I’ll keep watching it carefully. Have a wonderful weekend! -Matt
We do not have that many weekends left in the season. This will not be one you want to miss. See you on the slopes.
Keep an eye on the radar loops; find links to all the Guru’s favorites on the forum by clicking this LINK.
There is still a lot of skiing left this season and if we get into a snow pattern hear the best conditions of the year are yet to come.
Green Powder,

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