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Thursday, January 3, 2013

When we talk about epic periods at Sugarbush, December 2012 is sure to be in the conversation. With near-daily snow starting mid-month, we recorded 97 inches, enough for third snowiest December on record.

Coach Meredith enjoying her daily dose yesterday.
Coach Meredith enjoying her daily dose yesterday.

Only December 1969 (111") and 2003 (106") beat this past one, and those winters turned out to be overall record seasons. It is an auspicious start and we are excited for the potential of an historic repeat. 

Camel's Hump alpen glow.
Camel's Hump alpen fire.

January has already kicked off strongly, with almost a foot since 2013 began just three days ago. The season total is up to 129" so far. My go-to forecaster, Lionel Hutz, has predicted three or four more quick snow events between now and Tuesday, and has hinted at a larger storm for next weekend. Anybody feeling the adrenaline flow? Oh yeah! 

With this kind of forecast and a bit of a quiet time between the holidays, this weekend could be a powderful experience. Where are you going to be?

Powder, bumps, terrain park or groomers?
Powder, bumps, gates, terrain park or groomers? They are all great!

Speaking of gates and terrain parks, the Lincoln Peak NASTAR course and the award-winning Mount Ellen Park both open this Saturday. Railing turns or turning rails, it is up to you.

Floating with the flakes.
Floating with the flakes yesterday.

What a morning today!
What a morning!

1st Tracks Report from today. Carvelicious.

Another side of Camel's Hump.
A different side of Camel's Hump. 

As I finish writing this early on Thursday afternoon, the snow has started to fall again, several hours ahead of forecasts. There is a nasty epidemic of powder flu going around, tomorrow is likely going to be a good day to feed the fever. Better be here.

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange  

Fire on the mountain.
Fire on the mountain. 

Another sign?
Another sign. This nest is about 20 feet above the ground. Prepare now!

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