This is legit. If you are going to North VT, be very careful. Current snow pack sounds very unstable. People have been killed in recent years by slides on Mansfield. TRG thread from early this week before the storm... TGR thread from today on this issue
Bushwacker was warning me about stability here in the midatlantic.
Just from my own info touring arround, south facing slopes in Laurel Mtn area were VERY sun crusted before the storm from sun and wind effects. We will have to see what the stability is like right now because of snow that fell from the cold dry wrap around.