Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Written by John Atkinson
Last week's warm-up was short, but still packed a punch. The temp swing was wild, with nearly 70 degrees of change over the course of 24 hours. The temp gradients were equally weird, at one point it was 62 in Waitsfield and 42 in Moretown.
Thank you to our groomers and snowmakers!
When these types of weather challenges happen, it's the snowmakers and groomers that put it back together. The difference from immediately post-thaw to now is amazing and it's only been a few days.
Sleeper glowing in the late afternoon sun.
Mother Nature has been helpful too, providing cold temps for snowmaking and adding a few inches of fresh snow. The new snow has blended well with the older base, at least where the groomers and the wind have helped.
The bus came by, I got on. That's when it all began.
While it was a little sad to lose the natural snow trails and off-piste, especially after it was so so good, it's still early and we're looking forward to more cold midwinter storm cycles.
Sun and snow in the Reimergasse Park for the Line Tell A Friend A Tour last Saturday.
Comfy family riding on the new Sunny Quad.
Spin to win.
Gadd Brook Open House with Marissa from Ploughgate Creamery.
Coach Rick helping a Ski Mountaineer get her skis and skins ready for some uphill travel.
Skin to win.
Ethan riding a wave on Stein's yesterday.
Coach Chan dropping some knowledge.
This morning's fun was soft and carvey. Bush Pilot Marc on the roll.
We're getting some more snow today and then the sun should come out through Saturday. The weekend looks warmer and dry, with the promise of soft turns and comfortable temps. Grab the sunscreen and come enjoy a sound rebound.
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange