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It’s November 17 and there are great turns to be had in Vermont!

The sun came out on Saturday and made my snowy turns even better!

Midday on Saturday offered up snowflakes, deep snow and sunshine! 

I skinned up trails at Bolton Valley. The ski area won't open until early December, but they are already making snow on the main mountain. As I began climbing, it was rather warm and it was snowing. The deep snow was starting to get a bit heavy. On the way up I made note of the many open water bars that I should avoid on the way down.

It was wonderful to be out on the snow getting exercise after a week of work. And to my surprise, after I took the skins off my skis, the sun came out. There was a big blue hole in the clouds above and it happened to be right over Bolton Valley. This made the ski down extra sweet!

Bolton said they received a foot of new snow over the last two days. I could tell it was more than what we skied in on Thursday evening.

I made slow turns in deep snow. I'm working on my telemark turns (they aren't pretty) and this was a great way to do it. I headed for untracked areas and practiced my turns through the powder. I stopped a number of times to catch my breath and to enjoy the view and the sun on my face.

I had to pinch myself. It's mid-November — and I'm skiing in powder!

Update for Sunday

See a couple photos from Sunday on our <link https: www.facebook.com skimaven _blank external-link-new-window internal link in current>Facebook page. 

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