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Frozen Sunshine - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The last couple of days have not been record-breaking cold, but it's been frosty enough to break out serious layers and full skin coverage. Usually when the mercury drops this much, it doesn't snow a lot, but we did grab several inches of accumulation this week.

Alpen awesome.

Frozen sunshine.

The snow flow is supposed to start rolling again late tomorrow too. Anybody ready for a powder day?

Our snowmakers have taken full advantage of the cold, burying parts of North Lynx, Gate House, Valley House and GMX this week. Temps are going to moderate into the weekend and snow conditions are sweet, especially on the smooth stuff.

Tasty turns this week.
Tasty turns this week.

The woods and ungroomed are variable, but the winds have filled in some spots quite well. Pay attention to aspects and elevations when choosing adventures.  

The cold has kept the skies pretty clear, the sunshine and views have tempered the challenges of being outside. It's easier to ignore the chill when everything is sparkling and bright.

Throwing a Snowball.
Throwing snow on Snowball.
What always amazes me though, is how many people think it is crazy to go ski and ride when it's like this. We spend all summer hoping for a real winter and now we have a real winter. Celebrate and enjoy! Winter is only so long. These January turns are way better than anything we're likely to see in May. 

Race Blazer Willa willing herself down the course.
Race Blazer Willa thinking and looking fast.

With over 150 inches of snow already this season, a solid base in place and the stormiest part of the winter still ahead of us, things are looking really good. Forgive my hubris, but Sugarbush may have the best conditions in the Northeast right now.

Race Blazers don't only bash gates.  
Race Blazers don't only bash gates. 

Peek a view.
Peek a view.

North Lynx was under the guns this week.
North Lynx under the guns.

The Weekly Rumble - featuring the Sugarbush CabinCat!

Staying warm in Allyn's Lodge.
Staying warm in Allyn's Lodge.

We've got a ton of fun lined for the weekend, including Seth Yacavone at the Castlerock Pub and the Tour De Moon on Saturday night. The only thing missing is you. Better be here!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

p.s. Stay tuned for news next week that will make hopheads hopping happy! Beer better here.

Mount Ellen magic.
Mount Ellen magic. 

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