Thursday, February 28, 2013
Looking back over the images and video from the last week, one thing jumps out. Snow. Near daily dustings and intermittent heavier dumps have allowed the turns to just keep getting better.
Winter Storm Rocky covered Castlerock nicely.
With winter storms now being named, it adds another level of creativity to covering them. Rocky just passed through and there were clearly two routes to take; either go "Eye of the Tiger" or "moose and squirrel." When I got off Castlerock lift this morning and they were temporarily closing Middle Earth due to moose traffic, Rocky and Bullwinkle got the obvious nod.
Egan ferreting out a fresh stash.
The skiing and riding have been nutty good, especially nested in the trees, where the winds have been depositing much of the accumulation. Frankly, it is sweet pretty much everywhere now, althoughthe off-piste in lower elevations, persistent windward spots and wetter areas still could use more snow. Thankfully, we have a chance of snow in the forecast through Monday night.
As tomorrow is Fast Friday and this weekend is the High Fives Fat Ski-A-Thon, it is particularly appropriate to remember that Rocky is short for Rocket. Turn on the after-burners and fly like a squirrel!
Join us for the High Fives Fat Ski-A-Thon!
The Fat Ski-A-Thon kicks off Saturday night at the Castlerock Pub, with a media presentation and then live music with Valley favorites, The Grift. On Sunday, the fat board fun-draiser flies to Mount Ellen's Summit lift for as many laps as you can do. Can you feel the leg burn?
Stan ripping the cord in the middle of the storm.
Incredible hoar frost on the trees this week.
Check out today's 1st Tracks Snow Report.
Essential Elements, aka the Barb-arians, invading Slide Brook.
Two former students coaching the next generation.
You do not want to steal this Blazer's powder.
Location, location, location. Rice Brook progress. Sweet nest.
Wayne-o the mailman delivers on Sunday. Neither snow, nor sleet ...
Ginnis calls this one "Connie's Chute."
After some sunny breaks this morning, the snow has started to fall again. The weekend looks great for continued flake-induced refreshment. Better be here.
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
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