Bolton Valley, VT 20DEC2008

Image of Ty skiing powder on Five Corners
Ty squiggling some tracks into the powder on Five Corners

As we approach the Christmas holiday, snowstorms are really stacked up for the Northeast.  Storm #1 came through on Wednesday and Thursday (December 17th & 18th), dropping 7.1 inches at our location in Waterbury (495’), and before storm #2 had even arrived, we picked up another 1.6 inches from a frontal passage on Thursday evening.  Storms #2 and #3, were expected to pass through over the weekend (Fri/Sat and Sun/Mon respectively), and looked to be even bigger, although storm #2 was initially expected to be more of a Central/Southern New England Event. 

Ty and I headed up to the mountain today to cash in on the new snow.  We arrived in the Bolton Valley village (2,100’) to a temperature of 5 F, but it eventually warmed up to around 20 F, the sun came out, and we were rewarded with an awesome powder day.  A great part of the day was having lunch in the James Moore Tavern while we watched people ski the powder in the terrain park.  An even better part of the day was finishing up lunch and then hitting those powder lines ourselves!  Ty got to ski a lot of untracked snow today and I could see that his powder technique continues to improve.  Check out all the pictures and details in the full report from today.

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