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Hitting the slopes for another shot of winter!

Photo of the red Stowe gondola cars ascending the mountain
Photo of a chairlift with very few riders and a skier taking a jump
Photo of a child making a snowplow and other skiers nearby
Photo of a wide, empty ski trail with fresh snow and birch trees

It was getting depressing to see our lovely snow melt away. But then winter came back for a visit!

Higher elevations in the Green Mountains got snow this weekend, so I had to go and investigate. I spent a cold Monday morning at Stowe Mountain Resort and enjoyed a mix of powdery turns, packed powder, hard packed and icy conditions. You had to keep looking ahead to avoid icy spots, but when you found the stretches of shallow powder at the sides of the trails, the turns were fun!

Today's temperatures were in the single digits up on the mountain, with some decent wind. The base had previously been groomed and froze up. Then Old Man Winter came back to town. By this morning, Stowe was reporting 7 inches of new snow over 24 hours and 10 inches over 48 hours. Bolton Valley was reporting similar snowfall. I heard the skiing was very good on Sunday.

Today Stowe had 61% of its terrain open; 79 of 129 trails; and 8 of 12 lifts (no Toll House double, Sensation Quad, Lookout Double or Adventure Carpet). It was a nice, mellow midweek day. Ski right up to the lifts and up you go!

Will this be the last of my skiing for the season? You never know — sometimes we get April surprises!

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