All Days

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Green mountaineer, sweet boy. Cascade was hard but edgeable, Blastoff divine.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

No business, but two PSIA clinics on the hill. It hasn’t been cold enough to freeze for days. Premium snow in the morning, b...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, March 9, 2020

With Gerard and Haris. Good snow early, softening pretty quickly. PSIA clinics going on, a couple of them. We talked about Co...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, March 8, 2020

A lot 3 day — Boston Ski Party and a PSIA event. Snow was pretty good. The best of it seemed to be in the Sun Bowl, at least ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 5, 2020

An overnight freeze, and the mountain was hard and fast. I have an afternoon school group doing a makeup day. Skied the morn...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

No morning lessons, clinic-ed with Guy. Hero corn in the am, moving towards mashed as the day progressed.

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Stowe, VT: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Deep powder in the woods, most trails skied down — hordes and hordes of people, even Spruce Lodge was packed. For a weekday s...

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Stowe, VT: Friday, February 28, 2020

Real, actual powder day with real, actual powder, dumping all day. J found it hard work; I had a blast.

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Stowe, VT: Thursday, February 27, 2020

With J — blizzard conditions with deepish, heavy-ish snow. Visibility severely compromised, either the goggles icing over or ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bluebird day, skiing with Kristin, and warm. Skied in shells alone — and two girls came into the lodge in bikini tops. Snow t...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Considering the cars in the parking lot, neither lift lines nor slopes were bad, considering it’s Massachusetts break. Warmed...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mtn. X — sweet green 8 - 10 year olds. Cold, clear, and hard, fast snow. We took a few runs through Paradise Glades.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Snow, snow, snow — the first true winter day this season. All day Mtn. Ex. Minimal crowds. 100% open terrain today.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Last day for school groups — three inch snowfall. Took Cataract into the bowl in the morning, then two runs on Blastoff (more...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

With Kristin — blue and not too cold, lovely snow.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Foggy at the summit with light mist — fast edge-able snow. No morning lessons. Skied with Brian B.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 6, 2020

School groups cancelled, so it was just skiing in the fresh. (How disappointing.) We got about 4 or 5 inches, just a little h...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lots of morning runs before ten, more after 11. The last week for my Tuesday school groups — I’ll miss them. Took first runs...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Midday with the Jay-bird — way busy for this season (3rd lot), but there were races, too.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Three school groups. Snow improved over yesterday’s frozen granular and ice, but grooming issues closed everything but Provi...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

With Kristen — worked on rr tracks, early weight on new outside ski.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Blue morning group — fun. Green afternoon — fun again.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Friday, January 24, 2020

Lovely day, skiing w/ Kristen. Great snow, temperatures moderating throughout the day (20s to high 30s).

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 23, 2020

A morning with beautiful snow — skied into the bowl, then Bonanza/Chipmunk, then Ridge. Three school groups afterwards. Temps...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A little warmer, still clear. Worked on drills (Schlopy, stork turns) on South Peak, getting used to Blossoms (a shallow-ish ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cold, clear, and heroic snow. Led a blue group in the morning, worked on one-footed drills; green group in the afternoon, aga...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 19, 2020

MLK madness — everything steep skied off by 9. Spent the bulk of the day on beginner adult lessons. That was a blast!

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Afternoon classes canceled, but morning classes didn’t. Snow overnight, but the consistency was odd: blower fluffy but high m...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

School group — joined a blue group with a student I’d had last week. Another group this afternoon.

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Bretton Woods, NH: Friday, January 10, 2020

Place a white stone on the day — groomers, bumps, glades, all exceptional goodness! With Tony and Sue; Wendy made an appearan...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Three school groups. Cold but beautiful.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

School groups, one morning & one afternoon — the morning "group" was a de facto private, however (good skier).

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, January 6, 2020

A quiet afternoon at the mountain, with some race training going on. Worked a bit on drills, but wasn't feeling it until I we...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Another fun morning with J.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Mountain X all day — a varying band of 8 or 9, only two boys; two of the girls from Ireland. Really fun day.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Morning with J, who was hot to arrive at opening. Missed it by a1/2 hour.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas afternoon with J & L. Low thirties, crowds ("crowds") thinned out quickly. Saw Julie boarding with SO it was so qui...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, December 23, 2019

Another morning sans leçon. L’après-midi demeure incertain. (Mais il y avait bien un leçon, avec une petite fille du troisi...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 22, 2019

Free skiing am. We’ll see about pm. A bit hard in all the normal places.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

No morning lessons. Skied with Jodi and Ian, formerly of McIntyre. Snow falling all morning and into the afternoon. No aftern...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 15, 2019

No lessons; clinic-ed with Kyle.

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Mount Snow, VT: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Projam Day 4 — A little bit of everything: hip flexors, femur rotation, ankle eversion/inversion, "functional" ankle tension ...

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Mount Snow, VT: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Day 3 Projam — Skied with Sue and one of her friends from Canon.

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Mount Snow, VT: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Day 2 Projam. Less rain, more fog.

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Mount Snow, VT: Monday, December 9, 2019

Projam Day 1 — skied with Wiz, an examiner from Liberty Mountain. Rain. Rain.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Taught a lesson. Sidestepping.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Training day. Skied with Guy and Ken — Ken ran the clinic.

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Okemo, VT: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Another late start — loads of wind, the bubble at 1/2 speed. Okemo got almost nothing of the last storm, but conditions weren...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dust on crust, but 30 trails open. Cold. There’s a storm coming.

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Mount Snow, VT: Monday, November 25, 2019

Warmish, but good snow for a season warmup. Found myself on Chute, with mini-bus-size icy bumps, which I wasn’t warm enough f...

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Okemo, VT: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hero corn, gaper visibility — entirely socked in. Took three runs off the summit and was frequently back. Gave up and drilled...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Last day of work. No students. Bruce H & I skied the summit trails — much harder than yesterday, a fair amount of ice. South...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Breaking in the pin — but no business, of course. None expected. Snow surprisingly fast at first chair. Dialing in the skil...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Completed Level 1 — pinned. Absurdly pleased, though the chance of L1 failure is miniscule. Lovely experience, lovely people.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Clinic-ed with Diana and six other instructors — all about general skiing. Skied the afternoon a couple runs with the recentl...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Clinic-ed with Brian R. & Steve McGrath — worked on L 1 tasks and general upper-level skiing.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Clinic-ed with prospective Level 1 group from 8:30 to 9:30 led by Diana & Kyle. Worked on L1 tasks with Brian after the cli...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Morning Start with a lovely English woman (a “Brexit refugee,” she said) who’d had a defeating first day yesterday and who th...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Beautiful weather, coming on to corn. Had a couple of heart-to-hearts with unexpected people. Taught a couple of girls from F...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Worked on drills — crab walk on the main mountain, then Schlopy, after running into an instructor giving a private (we talked...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Morning lesson with a cautious second-day 8 year old. Got her turning and stopping. She was happy to show off for her mom, wh...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mountain Explorer group of one — a thoughtful 10 year old, a reader, and an excellent student — we worked on trusting the dow...

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Okemo, VT: Monday, March 11, 2019

Morning with Gerard. Cold on the South Face, great snow. Skied MXs 1 cm forward — beginning to really like these skis.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mixed day, quite cold, platonic snow. Missed a school group assist in the morning; worked with Charles's dynamic skiing works...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Cold for March (or for February) — single digits AM, rising to teens, with wind. Taught a school group at 12; skied in the mo...

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Stowe, VT: Friday, March 1, 2019

Better day, still taking it easy. Blue runs off the quad, gondi Cliff to Nosedive, then Spruce side. Quit ~ 3:00.

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Stowe, VT: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Skied (with J) five or six runs off the gondola but, nursing a herniated disk, quit early. J is taking a few after lunch runs...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mtn X all day. Charming girls. We'd had snow, sleet, and freezing rain, so first run down Goosebumps required precision. The...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

All day Mountain Explorers, yellow. Ok. Realized how really little actual skiing I'd done this season.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brutal vacation-week day. Started with 20 Mountaineers — in theory all yellows. In theory.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Behind in my reporting. Don't remember what happened.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Another day, another dollar (not many dollars). Fresh snow — about 4" of heavy, "marketing powder", not wet, but mixed with s...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 11, 2019

Another Monday with Gerard, this time skiing the MX. A lot of ski. Cold, one of the groomers down, waited to ski many trails....

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 7, 2019

All day Mountain Explorer with one student, a nice 12 year old Floridienne who, with her brothers, skis once a year. Got her ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Another day, another dollar. Skied until 11, then two school groups and a kinder. The first school group was all over the pla...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 4, 2019

Warm-up — the January thaw in February. Skied the morning with Gerard. Flat light early, bluebird later on. By 11:30, sunlit ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 3, 2019

Much warmer — mid-thirties. Lots of traffic on the mountain, much of which left early: Super Bowl. BSP in the morning. Two M...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday afternoon skiing with Jennie — crazy busy. Skied all over the mountain. Introduced Jennie to Lynx, which she liked x...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Friday, February 1, 2019

Meeting for new Vail employees (all of us, except for the few imports) in the morning. Skied with Gerard K. in the afternoon....

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New snow, maybe five inches. Took three runs off the summit in the morning, fresh tracks. Hung with Elizabeth afterwards. Two...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Boston Ski Party — lots of nice 3rd graders — and a child never-ever. Fun day.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

School groups at 11 & 12, but some great runs on good snow in the morning: Ridge, Upper Blastoff, Wingding, etc. Freezing rai...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Big storm, though maybe not quite as big as predicted. Skied Goosebumps and Lynx before work with Timmy — quite a challenge i...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 17, 2019

No business — quite cold (low single digits). Took three runs on the South Peak side, one with off-duty instructors. Beautifu...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

School groups starting late morning — kinder in the afternoon. Exhausting!

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, January 12, 2019

All day Mtn X — 3 students, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade — very sweet & fun to teach. Single digits in the morning — hard to stay warm...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Schools delayed or cancelled, so no teaching. Jen brought Lake, Loulou and Parker. Worked with Loulou on the carpets.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Had a group of three middle school never-evers. Progressed in an hour to the big carpet. They’ll ski the Lift next time.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Friday, January 4, 2019

Worked with Loulou. Some progress.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 3, 2019

All day in Mountain Explorers — one-on-one with a sweet 9 year old boy from Miami. It was all about confidence building.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Shadowed Mountain Explorers in the morning, took one of the students out for a lesson in the afternoon — a sweet twelve-year-...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, December 31, 2018

Lesson in the morning — four slightly more advanced skiers: Susana, Christina (both from DC), and a young couple, Rachel & ? ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 27, 2018

A few runs in the morning with Brian & Lois. Shadowed with Steve G. Left early — no lessons in the PM.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 26, 2018

No lessons am — cold. Warmed up in the pm; my first lesson, very successful.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 23, 2018

Late start, many delays. Loads of sugar all over the mountain and ice beneath, thanks to a warm up (60°) and heavy rains. Not...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Clinic with Guy. Clinic with Donna.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Clinic in the morning with Nick — a useful drill.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Shadowing — Randa & Mike C.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Another bluebird day — single digits in the morning, warming to mid-twenties in the afternoon. More training, starting in the...

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Okemo, VT: Friday, December 7, 2018

Late start & a short day. Jackson-Gore was open, so I drilled many runs over there. Above the Sunrise Express, helped a falle...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Day 2 of training. Bluebird, mid-20s. Skied and drilled in the morning, spent a loooong afternoon practicing beginner lesson....

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

First day of instructor training. Not much open — Blastoff & Skyway Ledges from the summit. Skied in the morning with the new...

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Okemo, VT: Friday, November 30, 2018

Great conditions for early season. Mid-thirties, and the coverage is good. Skied alone, drilling a lot. The only change I’...

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Okemo, VT: Friday, November 23, 2018

Not as cold as expected.

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Stowe, VT: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Last day of the gathering; maybe my last of the season. Just wasn't feeling it. Got separated on the second run, Nosedive, wh...

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Sugarbush, VT: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Eastern Gathering with a whole passel of folks. Good snow, hard in spots. Fun, fun, fun!

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Killington, VT: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Second & last day of Donna Weinbrecht Mogul Camp — finally felt the rhythm. Just need to practice it into muscle memory. Anot...

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Killington, VT: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Really incredible snow — like Colorado snow, soft, light and deep. Attending the Donna Weinbrecht bumps camp. Jennie came but...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Conditions awesome, crowds not great. Arrived with J, L, and Parker, met up with Mick and Caid (AND L & P) at the Sunbust bu...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Snow day. Skied alone, mostly running drills on Ridge and Paradise (in the learning area) on SL skis. Fell hard once (one-leg...

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, March 3, 2018

J & I — a slow, late start (first run around 1 pm), crazy busy, especially down toward the bubble. We lapped the South Face E...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Started late and skied until 3 — the snow never got as soft as it had been yesterday, I think because it had gotten well belo...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 26, 2018

Absolutely heroic snow today, by noon softening quite a bit at the base. Deader by far than yesterday, and the summit lift is...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Surprising amount of snow, more than six inches, I guess. The summit lift is shut down. It’s good skiing, in a deep snow kind...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 19, 2018

Surprisingly quiet for Presidents’ week. 2nd lot parking at 9 am. Snow isn’t bad, though there’s ice in places. Lines are man...

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Deep soft mush turning to hard, rutty demi-ice — the entire week had been warm with rain. Skied with Kristin, briefly, and J ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Three runs don't make a day, really, but whatever. Rain, stiff snow, bad visibility, bad mood. Quit after three.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 9, 2018

Nice evening with good snow and moderate temperatures. Wednesday’s storm really improved the base. Had Kristin try J’s skis, ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 4, 2018

More crowded than last weekend, the football notwithstanding. Good snow, though, and an early clearance.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 2, 2018

MUCH colder than I'd expected: 7º by 7 pm and blasting wind (no lift closures, though). I've skied colder days this year, but...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Warmish, more crowds (but not awful). Did lots of low angle drilling and carving on Ridge, a couple of runs on Blastoff, a c...

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 26, 2018

Skied with J most of the night, then added Alison & two moms. The snow was better than expected after last Tuesday's rain — t...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 21, 2018

More crowded on the hill, temps in the mid-30s+. Dialing in the MX 88s. Moved bindings up 1/2 cm and like them there.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 19, 2018

Day 1 of Ski Club. Skied with Jennifer, Alison, and Kristen — so pleasant, skiing with all women! Very cozy, very comfortable...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, January 15, 2018

Arrived early with J & L — early conditions were decent (and we parked in lot 1). Scraped off later, of course. Upper Blasto...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Finally some crowds — though, because of the cold, mostly inside. Last Friday's deluge decimated the terrain. Bonanza was clo...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Cold-ish, but that's what it's been. Summit temps ~ -2º. Good snow still. Experienced pre-release on Ridge (!) doing strong G...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Snow Day!! Something like 8" of substantive powder. Very nice snow! Cold-like.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Another cold day — New Year’s Eve. The crowds, such as they were, were in the lodge, not at the lift or on the hill. Added an...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cold!!!! With Lake & Gerard — filmed for Lake's Physic's project. Didn't ski long. Quit just after noon.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mixed conditions — Ridge skiing nicely; Blastoff not bad, Skyway passable; Chipmunk just bad. Skied with Jennie, which was ni...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Colder than yesterday, but Blastoff and Ridge are skiing as well as they were. Bonanza opened, all the whales from yesterday ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Conditions surprisingly good, hard but grippy. Skiing alone, practicing drills on Blossoms, which seem the perfect ski for th...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Cold! But almost windless. With J & L. Stayed on MXs. Very precise ski.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 1 for Lake — after the first real snow of the season (maybe 3 inches). Refreshing to see snow under the trees. Jackson Go...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Joined Peter Novom for Okemo Day in the life of ski instructor. Lots of fun.

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Short day. Spent some of it getting L's new twin-tips mounted and my bindings checked. Tested the new MXs. They're burly, for...

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Okemo, VT: Friday, November 24, 2017

Radical surface change since Wednesday (and earlier in the week) — from hero snow to piles of manmade interspersed with ice. ...

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Okemo, VT: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

More terrain open than last year on this day — Quad-A was open (an improvement over the magic carpet) as well as Sunburst and...

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Mount Snow, VT: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Great first day. Met SallyCat, surfsnowgirl, and her boyfriend Michael. Dramatically weird weather: rain, sleet, snow, and WI...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Warm, mashed potatoes, grippy in places after Friday's dump. Not much feeling it today. Quit early.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Midwinter conditions -- hard with a soft top layer, temps in the low to mid thirties. Skied alone.

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring demo day, but so crowded on the Jackson-Gore side I only tried two Kästles. Fantastic conditions after the dump, but e...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jennifer and I joined Norberto and Ingrid. Cold (-1 at 8:30) with good hard snow. Nice day for the bubble.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cold after a couple of warm weeks and rain, but they've been making snow like crazy. Largely edgeable. Skied alone, few lift ...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Renoun demo — warm and soft, with some sun and patches of grass and rock, some closures. A no-jacket day.

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Mont Sutton, QC: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last day at Mont Sutton, skiing with Barry, Katie, Jennie, and Lake — soft, soft everywhere. Met Roxanne (the tour guide) fro...

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Mont Sutton, QC: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lesson with Maxime in the morning. Took a tour with J, L, B, and K -- and Roxanne, the guide. Super fun day, but exhausting. ...

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Mont Sutton, QC: Monday, February 20, 2017

With Barry, Katie, Lake, and Jen. Kind of firm, after a thaw, but good. Limited groomed terrain, but a lovely, bluebird day.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 13, 2017

Heavier snow than even last Thursday, and about as cold. Skied alone but spoke to many on the lifts. Tons of wind, which shut...

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 10, 2017

Last club night -- under the Snow Moon. Beautiful and cold.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Deep and frosty, snow day. Skiing with Gerard.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Snow day — and short. Temps in the teens, plenty of wind.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Spent the day with Norberto and Ingrid, and with Lucas, their boy, on the last run of the day. Brilliant snow, hero snow. Spo...

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 3, 2017

Great snow. Skied with Jennifer and a bit with Allison & Kristin, then later with Lake & Gabe.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Alone, heaps of manmade, not crowded, edgeable base. Forecast is for snow this week.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 27, 2017

With the club. Skied with J & Allison. Ice underneath, piles of manmade on top. The ice skates are no fun!

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Skied with dbostedo. Warm & soft, tending toward mashed potatoes on the lower mountain in the afternoon.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 20, 2017

Skied with Alison T. on green trails, and Kristin & Jennie. Allison is fabulous! Her fourth day!

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A snow day, though not much snow at home. There was 8" at Sunapee, however. Challenging. Met a retired pharma marketing busi...

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Pico, VT: Monday, January 16, 2017

Lovely day — not much open, but the snow was great! No lines, not even on MLK day. Will ski here again (my first time).

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 13, 2017

First night of the ski club. Adamantine, with many varieties of ice, not to mention death cookies. Had a lovely time, anyway....

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Pats Peak, NH: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Skied a few hours to add my 13th day before Friday the 13th, which is the opening day of my school's Alpine Club (call me sup...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 8, 2017

COLD, but the snow was great for carving, and with some natural binder. Not at all busy.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, January 2, 2017

Another beautiful day (but way crowded) with Jennie, B, & K — which made it totally fun!

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Not crowded, really, but the longest lifelines of the holiday week. Ex-cel-lent snow, for carving, anyway. Bluebird.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Not crowded early. Got a great space in the first lot. Winter Storm Fortis coming in -- started to bomb down at 11. Lake came...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, December 26, 2016

Good day for SLs — J, L, and me. Not too crowded for the holiday week.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snowed all morning — 2 or 3 inches over ice, but it stuck well. Great turns

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, December 17, 2016

HERO snow! Met dbostedo for a morning of low visibility and awesome turns.

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Okemo, VT: Monday, December 12, 2016

A new fall of 6-8, with rising temperatures, and firmish piles — educational snow. Fog on top.

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cold and hard in places, but a lot more snow on the ground. Demo day.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Morning of good snow, skied off by 1 pm — best on Sapphire. Many ski kids & groups of practicing patrollers.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, November 27, 2016

Conditions decent again — although there was a wide sheet of boilerplate on Lower World Cup, but there were no death cookies....

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Okemo, VT: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 1, Okemo! No crowds, decent conditions, snow under the trees, about 30 degrees. Auspicious start!

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Stowe, VT: Monday, April 18, 2016

Wraps up the season -- half day with L & J. Warm and deep mashed potatoes by noon.

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Stowe, VT: Sunday, March 27, 2016

Epic/Pugski Northeast Gathering: Mike f (mdf) Scruffy, Tony S. (had dinner also w/ Mike's wife and Tony's SO Wendy)

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Demo Day: Kästle MX89, FX85 HP & non, FX95 HP — loved the 89 & the 85 HP; liked the 95, but it would be much better as a soft...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Firm in the morning, quickly softening. Skied w/ J & her new skis (which she decided she loved).

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, March 11, 2016

Slush puddles 4" deep at the summit, lots of grass, quit after three runs to preserve bases. Sux.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cold, blue, icy, with Lake & Hiro.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Overnight snow (3"?), and then freezing rain and a breakable crust. Six runs. What a season.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, February 22, 2016

Met SMJ & Mrs. SMJ (their anniversary) — bulletproof. First runs on the groomed like running over zippers.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Warm and manky — stuck with the Kästles mostly to keep it all smooth. W/ Jen.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 19, 2016

Icescapades, with passages of manmade. J, L, and Hiro. Not too bad. Spent time thinking about floating on ice.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Alone & -4 at 11, 6 the high. Good, hard, edgeable groomers — real 2D zooming. (Took the Enforcers in for a base grind; eatin...

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, February 12, 2016

Really great 2D snow — edgeable styrofoam, great snow to carve in. Hiro fell and hurt his ribs.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hard, smooth snow, skiing off as the day went on. Skied w/ J; we did a number of laps on Ridge, which kept its snow all day —...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Friday, February 5, 2016

Unexpected snow day — everything skied off was solid groomed blue ice, but the conditions were otherwise excellent. Skied al...

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pretty warm — packable, edgeable snow, but a good time! Crowded, a little.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Friday, January 29, 2016

Reasonable, edgeable snow, temps in the mid-thirties. Lake quit early — tweaked meniscus, maybe, from last week.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cold and hard, but a lot of open terrain — 95 runs? Skied w/ Lake & Peter.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Icier than the week before, and colder, but a good night.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Monday, January 18, 2016

Cold, 4 or 5 inches of new snow, and more falling throughout the day. Sun and clouds. Just J & me. Excellent skiing.

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Crotched Mountain, NH: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hard snow, ice in the usual places, but edgeable over all. Great evening.

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Rain, rain, rain. Hero snow. Visibility minimal.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Late start; skied off. Terrain expansion has added 10 trails since last weekend.

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Mount Sunapee, NH: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Decent coverage, considering there are only 2 trails open from the top. Foggy, flat light, a light freezing rain, ice alterna...

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Okemo, VT: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tons of brown snow and some nasty bare patches, even outcroppings, but the skiing was great, especially on the Jackson-Gore s...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 20, 2015

Soft snow on some runs — and ice balls. Trail count is back up. White under the trees, too. Could be worse.

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Demo day — skied Enforcers (177), Scott The Ski, Atomic Vantage 90, Rossi Experience 88. Softer than last week, though icy a...

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Okemo, VT: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ice and soft snow, temps topped out in the mid-forties.

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Okemo, VT: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Colder today — snow setting up, bumps harder. Skied alone.

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Okemo, VT: Friday, November 27, 2015

Spring conditions — soft snow, temps in mid- to upper 50s (it hit 60 after we left). Skied with Lake. Many falls :(.