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Snow — and lots of it!

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012
— Stowe, Mt. Mansfield, Trapp Family Lodge, Backcountry skiing, Cross-country skiing

Wow! I just skied in a bunch of new snow today! 

Take a look at the snow in the photos. And it kept coming down all day...

I knew the wind would be an issue today, and the Skimeister was volunteering at at an adaptive skiing race at Trapp Family Lodge. Those two things led me to come up with a plan that didn't include a high mountaintop. We would stay in the woods and ski from Trapp Family Lodge to the Mt. Mansfield/Stowe Mountain Resort cross-country center.

There was so much new snow that recent grooming was not noticeable today. We were skiing through fresh powder, and when we headed for the Ranch Camp trail that would connect us to the Mt. Mansfield nordic network, we broke trail a ways on the Haul Road in more than a foot of snow.

It was the deepest snow I had skied in this year!

The Ranch Camp trail had been traveled by a snowmobile and that saved us from breaking trail any further. On the downhills, I was able to pick up some speed and cut turns in the fresh snow on the sides of the trail. Good stuff.

It was so wonderful being in the fresh snow. A winter wonderland. Wahoo!

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