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December 6, 2017 – Morning Report

Sharpen your edges if you’re heading out on the mountain today! Temperatures dropped below freezing last night, which caused the snow surface to really firm up. Luckily thanks to the dedication of Stowe’s grooming team we had a very skiable surface this morning, albeit a bit on the firm side. In sharp contrast to yesterday the visibility is great this morning and the snow guns were going strong on Gondolier and Perry Merrill this morning.

The grooming team did two passes last night. One appears to have been before the snow firmed up, then they did another groom focusing on the middle of trails. The snow that has been groomed twice is skiing quite nice this morning. There’s still some firm patches, and some chunked up frozen granular that’s fairly large in spots, but overall it’s pretty good. The sides of the trails where it didn’t receive two grooming passes, however, are fairly treacherous.

The same can be said about off-piste terrain this morning. The bumpy, variable surface that formed through the warm weather in the past 24 hours is now frozen solid, creating some pretty tricky terrain. We’d recommend sticking to groomed trails today, unless we see temperatures climb high enough to start softening the snow surface. We are forecasted to see partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-30s today, but that may not be quite enough to fully soften snow on off-piste terrain.

See you on the slopes!

Average Base Depths:
Snowmaking: 12″ – 36″
Natural Snow: 4″ – 12″
Mt. Mansfield Stake: 18″
Season Total: 37″

Alpine Snow Report

Firm conditions this morning, but great visibility!

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