Well, it was a "powder" day, sorta, quotated, in a way. There was 
nothing fluffy about any of the new snow, but it was deep, and 
plentiful, and the woods are in fine shape now. Depending on where you 
stood relative to where the wind blew yesterday, we had anywhere from 
about 2" to 20" of new snow. I'd say the average was somewhere around 

Yesterday the NWS said this was wet, heavy snow, and they weren't 
kidding. Early in the morning it was a bit of a workout just making 
turns in the stuff, and as the sun rose higher and the temperature 
climbed close to 40F, it didn't get any lighter. I found a few runs 
where I could link smooth turns over the ever-thickening cream cheesy 
stuff, which was great fun, but by 11:00 I got tired of fighting my 
legs, fighting my skis, and fighting the snow, and bailed out to the 
relative comfort of some groomed runs where I wouldn't be required to 
fight anything. Good call. Talk about hero snow -- I had two amazing 
runs down Ross, where it was just about impossible to make a bad turn. 
Allen was just about as good, too.

Early in the morrning the Middlebury and UVM ski teams were out training 
in slalom gates on Ross, in preparation for next week's NCAA Skiing 
Championship. They looked like they were having a good time too.

Dave G.

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