Friday, March 2, 2012
Last weekend and several days this week, including today, deserve a grade of A-plus. As we all know, weather here in the mountains is changeable.
And "changeable" is the word for the next twenty-four hours. A few days ago, some were predicting a washout but now that does not look like what will happen. After a cloudy day today with maybe a few moments of sun, snow will return after midnight and then we are likely to see some sleet and freezing rain mixing-in as dawn approaches. For Saturday, our weather service and Roger Hill are calling for scattered morning showers then cloudy in the afternoon, turning colder later on with some more snow showers overnight. Winds are expected to pick up on Saturday, but as we learned last weekend the direction of the wind is as important as the velocity of the wind.
If this forecast comes to pass, our slopes should remain in good shape and the skiing and riding over the weekend will be well worth the journey.
Going out on a limb I would recommend maybe sleeping-in an hour tomorrow, packing some Gortex for insurance, and getting to the slopes early enough to enjoy some nice turns and earn the fun après ski that we have planned. Personally, I am doing First Tracks with a group of fellow Deerfield Alum who are visiting this weekend, including Al Hobart, founder of Green Mountain Valley School.
By the way, the forecast for Sunday looks great.
See you on the hill.
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