Driving by Cochran's this morning I could see that their man made base is still intact.  Considering how their base altitude, I would say this is a good sign.  The rest of the neighborhood is brown.    The Winooski and Huntington rivers are running high.

Around 7PM we had a heck -of thunderclap.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:02 AM, Get Skied <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:09 PM, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the heaviest rain and highest temps seem to have come after dark, and I'm afraid of what it did to the remaining snow pack.  The Smuggs report this evening now shows all natural snow trails closed, while this morning nearly all of Sterling was open.

Based on webcam footage this morning it seems the natural base has remained intact overall in northern VT. Its a testament to just how durable it was before the monsoon yesterday. 

Here in western MA the temp profiles and winds yesterday were highly entertaining in their variability. I found a few hour ski window in the afternoon without rain or wind at a closed Berkshire East. Its northish aspects seemed to protect it from the southern blast even as the wind turbine up top was rotating at a healthy clip. Temps were highest up top (low 40s) and stayed in the 30s in the protected east-west valley that the lower mountain sits in. Even though the snowmaking trails were showing bare spots the thin natural base held up and my last run was on a natural snow trail (Liftline) sporting a 2" peelaway layer on top of a half inch of sludge. When life gives lemons, make a lemonade slurpee.

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