Stowe - Its amazing how much powder in the woods.
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BushwackerinPA
January 14, 2009
Member since 12/9/2004 🔗
649 posts
skied yesterday day afternoon and today with our own epic. He is a great guide and showed me some really great skiing in and around stowe. We did alot of powder skiing believe it or not. from as little as 3-4 inches to as much to a 12-14 inches of settled powder. Stowe is very big mountain and the out of bounds is even larger. Please do not go out on your own here the chances of getting lost or cliffed out in the trees here is really high.

Epic's beautiful view when you wake up each morning

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/ericshouse.jpg?t=1231977424[/img]

tuesday afternoon me,epic,whiteroom and a fellow L3 passe lauren went out and skied a sidecountry run called banana.

epic getting some powder in banana some really good turns in dry but heavy powder on this run.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/ericbananachute.jpg?t=1231977531[/img]

The final chute on banana needs more snow to be fun, honestly I was tired and this was survival skiing at best for me. the bumps,powder, ice, rock, trees, stumps, waterfalls take thier toll on your skiing quickly. Epic and whiteroom made this look easy.

Whiteroom with Lauren following

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/bananachutemattandlauren.jpg?t=1231977599[/img]

Lauren skiing banana, so few places to turn

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Laurenbananachute.jpg?t=1231977717[/img]

You end up on route 108, this is what it looks like to skate back to stowe on 108.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Hikingout.jpg?t=1231977781[/img]


the last ride up fourrunner showed promise, snowflakes in the air.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/4runnersnow.jpg?t=1231977872[/img]

3-4 overnight with temps falling to below zero was what happend that night. some windloading and sunny skis and it was actually quite bearable.

a sunny but very cold stowe

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Stoweearlymorning.jpg?t=1231977930[/img]

after a couple runs on sunny spruce, the 2nd run on the quad made my nose white time to go inside.

I wonder what skis are mine
[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/thugs.jpg?t=1231978014[/img]

Epic leading the way to more powdery goodness

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/ericleadingtheway.jpg?t=1231978060[/img]


More untracked

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Ericpowder.jpg?t=1231978095[/img]

snow was very dense but still dry, lots of powder flying around

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Ericpowder2.jpg?t=1231978121[/img]

Next we followed the fox tracks [img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/foxtracks.jpg?t=1231978229[/img]


they took us to more great snow.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Ericchute.jpg?t=1231978276[/img]

the looks these got on the 4 runner and gondola were kinda of priceless.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/thugsinvermont.jpg?t=1231978304[/img]

they took me to angel food like powder

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/joshangelfood.jpg?t=1231978359[/img]

the notch looks cool

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/thenotch.jpg?t=1231978408[/img]

Just remember guys there is no powder on the east coast.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/JoshBlackandwhite.jpg?t=1231978525[/img]

didnt get to go up here

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Thechin.jpg?t=1231978433[/img]

epic kicked my [censored] nearly all day long

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Epicpowder.jpg?t=1231978454[/img]


well when he wasnt eating powder at least

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Ericfall.jpg?t=1231978486[/img]

as the sun sets on another great at Stowe

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/BushwackerinUT/Stowe/Joshsunshot.jpg?t=1231978606[/img]
BushwackerinPA
January 14, 2009
Member since 12/9/2004 🔗
649 posts
eh why dont the pictures work those link work on every other site...

do you guys not allow photobucket?

Denis - DCSki Supporter
January 14, 2009
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,222 posts
Great report and pictures, thanks.

I was in the neighborhood today but my day was much more modest,
http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0901B&L=SKIVT-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=179356
SCWVA
January 14, 2009
Member since 07/13/2004 🔗
1,051 posts
Thanks for the TRs Denis & BW. Need to get up there soon, haven't been this year. Nothing like a little VT cold to clear the mind.
Clay
January 14, 2009
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
Bush,
Not sure why but this site only seems to like the 'layout' link on photobucket. There also seems to be a limit of 10 pics per posts. - Clay

skied yesterday day afternoon and today with our own epic. He is a great guide and showed me some really great skiing in and around stowe. We did alot of powder skiing believe it or not. from as little as 3-4 inches to as much to a 12-14 inches of settled powder. Stowe is very big mountain and the out of bounds is even larger. Please do not go out on your own here the chances of getting lost or cliffed out in the trees here is really high.

Epic's beautiful view when you wake up each morning



tuesday afternoon me,epic,whiteroom and a fellow L3 passe lauren went out and skied a sidecountry run called banana.

epic getting some powder in banana some really good turns in dry but heavy powder on this run.



The final chute on banana needs more snow to be fun, honestly I was tired and this was survival skiing at best for me. the bumps,powder, ice, rock, trees, stumps, waterfalls take thier toll on your skiing quickly. Epic and whiteroom made this look easy.

Whiteroom with Lauren following



Lauren skiing banana, so few places to turn



You end up on route 108, this is what it looks like to skate back to stowe on 108.




the last ride up fourrunner showed promise, snowflakes in the air.



3-4 overnight with temps falling to below zero was what happend that night. some windloading and sunny skis and it was actually quite bearable.

a sunny but very cold stowe



after a couple runs on sunny spruce, the 2nd run on the quad made my nose white time to go inside.

I wonder what skis are mine


Epic leading the way to more powdery goodness

Clay
January 14, 2009
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
More untracked



snow was very dense but still dry, lots of powder flying around



Next we followed the fox tracks


they took us to more great snow.



the looks these got on the 4 runner and gondola were kinda of priceless.



they took me to angel food like powder



the notch looks cool



Just remember guys there is no powder on the east coast.



didnt get to go up here



epic kicked my [censored] nearly all day long

Clay
January 14, 2009
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
well when he wasnt eating powder at least



as the sun sets on another great at Stowe

Reisen
January 15, 2009
Member since 01/25/2005 🔗
364 posts
Good stuff, gotta love the pics!
ridgeman
January 15, 2009
Member since 09/5/2008 🔗
46 posts
Looks Sweeeet! Vermont is off to another record year. Just checked the Stowe site and they have 175" with the Mt. Mansfield stick reading 52" and it's only mid January! I will be at Stowe tduring he week of the 25th in time hopefully for some moderate weather. A winter without at least one VT trip would be unbearable. With this last snow it looks like the Bush and the Glen are all full open too!
BushwackerinPA
January 15, 2009
Member since 12/9/2004 🔗
649 posts
thanks so much clay for the fix
Clay
January 16, 2009
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
No problem. Still a computer geek at heart smile
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