April 21, 2017 – Morning Report
It’s a somewhat wet morning today at Stowe with soft snow and light precipitation falling. We received quite a bit of rain overnight again, which caused the Mountain Ops team to limit the amount of runs they groomed, but the snow is soft both on the groomers and off. If you don’t mind getting a little bit wet the skiing is pretty fun today.
Only 16 runs were groomed last night, but those that were are skiing quite nicely. The groomed slopes are impressively smooth, with a nice soft top layer made up of a mixture of spring corn and slush. It’s really easy snow to make short radius, sliding turns in. We spent the morning making as many turns as possible on trails like Lord, North Slope, and Sunrise. This not only had us enjoying the snow conditions, but it also reduces the negative effects of the current light rainfall.
Off the groomers the snow is soft first thing this morning, although the snow is somewhat sticky after being rained on and not skiing much skier traffic over the past few days. Steep trails like Liftline are open first thing today and will offer some challenging spring bump runs to those looking for an adventure. There’s still decent coverage on natural snow trails, but certain exposures are bare.
It’s shaping up to be a tremendous closing weekend. See you on the slopes!
Average Base Depths:
Snowmaking: 18″ – 48″
Natural Snow: 0″ – 24″
Mt. Mansfield Stake: 73″
Season Total: 375″
Alpine Snow Report
Some light precipitation, but fun soft turns!
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