Stowe, VT 06FEB2011

Image of Ty skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont
Ty making good use of his wider skis as he hits steep powder above Green Acres

We were at Stowe all day today and got to experience the skiing associated with last night’s thundersnow event.  The snow was certainly dense, very much like Cascade Concrete/Sierra Cement etc., and one typically sunk down into the powder only a few inches when skiing it, but there didn’t appear to be any detrimental effects from whatever mixed precipitation fell.  While not the top of the line snow for fluffy powder skiing, we picked up 7.6 inches of snow down at the house comprised of 0.99 inches of liquid, and the Bolton Valley through Jay Peak area picked up about a foot, so it was a good shot of moisture to add to the base.  There was also a touch of wind crust in exposed areas, but in general the skiing was awesome and it was a nice day for some reasonably fat boards as Ty demonstrated.  Thanks to the hearty snow, coverage on steep terrain was really nice, so the boys had several runs in the Green Acreas area.  To read more about the day and see all the pictures, click through to the full report from today at Stowe.

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