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April 13, 2018

It’s a bit of a wet start to the day, both in terms of weather and snow conditions. It rained quite a bit last night, which really saturated the snowpack. The rain had mostly ended by the time the lifts opened this morning, but it was still misting slightly and we were in the clouds on the upper half of the mountain. This made visibility somewhat challenging as you had to wipe your goggle lenses multiple times on the way down.

The best conditions today were on groomed slopes. Stowe didn’t groom too many trails last night because of the saturated snowpack, but where they did is skiing quite well. Despite the snow being soft Stowe was able to smooth things out nicely. It will only take a few hours of skier traffic, however, before trails start to get a little bit tracked out and bumped up.

Off the groomers the snow is wet, heavy, and pretty sticky unless you really dialed in your wax last night. Conditions may improve a little bit as more skiers hit the slopes today as the snow really just needs to be skied to get significantly better. There’s still a lot of coverage out there, although we did lose some snow last night with the warm temperatures and rain. You’ll encounter some scraped off, icy spots out there in between the soft, wet snow.

See you on the slopes!

Average Base Depths:
Snowmaking: 30″ – 60″
Natural Snow: 8″ – 30″
Mt. Mansfield Stake: 87″
Season Total: 262″

Alpine Snow Report

A wet snowpack today thanks to last night’s rain


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