Stowe, VT Conditions Report: Lake-Effect Snow Rocks Vermont

Aaron Rice | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Mike getting deep
Mike getting deep [Photo: Cyril Brunner, Skier: Mike Gadomski]
You may have heard about the massive lake effect storm hitting upstate NY right now. What you may not have heard is that Vermont also got hit with about a foot of snow from the same system.

Cyril digging out the can in a lake effect blizzard... in VT

The skiing at Stowe this morning was deep! About 8 inches of fresh on a few inches from the past few days. The snow was light and fluffy. In honesty there was a bit of crust underneath the new snow, but it was still the best turns on the East coast of the season.

We fell asleep on Tuesday night with the plan to do a quick dawn patrol at Stowe. The forecast was for 1-3 inches and our hopes were pretty low, but we wanted to get out and see the sunrise and move our legs. We woke up this morning at 5:30 am to 3 inches at the house. We got excited and pulled into the dark and unplowed Stowe parking lot 15 minutes later.

The skiing was so good I took an additional 2 runs! And at that, I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Skinning up in heavy snowfall
Skinning up in heavy snowfall

Mike earning his turns early in the morning
Mike earning his turns early in the morning [Photo: Cyril Brunner, Skinner: Mike Gadomski]
Mike getting deep
Mike getting deep [Photo: Cyril Brunner, Rider: Mike Gadomski]
Sweet powder
Sweet powder [Photo: Cyril Brunner, Rider: Mike Gadomski]
Can you say November blower!
Can you say November blower! [Photo: Cyril Brunner, Skier: Aaron Rice]
Cyril enjoying the powder.
Cyril enjoying the powder.[Photo: Aaron Rice, Skier: Cyril Brunner]
Ryan getting pitted
Ryan getting pitted [Photo: Aaron Rice, Skier: Ryan Darlow]

View of The Nose of Mt. Mansfiel
View of The Nose of Mt. Mansfield {Photo: Aaron Rice]
Snowbeard:)
Snowbeard:) [Photo: Ryan Darlow, Skier: Aaron Rice]

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