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On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 5:47 PM, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  I've many low elevation backcountry spots that I like to visit.  Most of
> this year they've been unskiable.  Everytime the low elevation snowpack
> neared the necessary depth, we had rain or warmup that, while having minimal
> impact up high, brought the snowpack down near zero in the low elevations.
> This is the main reason why I've insisted that this year rates no higher
> than average.  A year isn't good if a major portion of the terrain never
> becomes skiable.

A common lament of many a Richmond local.

Living in Burlington I have a similar drive whether I'm headed to the
3500' spot or the 1500' spot. So maybe the solution for you is to move
further away from these tempting lowland backyard stashes that only
come in during above-average seasons.

Evan

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