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I believe Burke is, too.

And the webcam photos from in front of the base lodge at Smuggs don't look
awesome.



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On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:19 AM, Iski Stowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> To put our current conditions in perspective,  BV and MRG are closed today.
>
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> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:45 PM, Alex Friend <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Here in VT, listening to the rain hammer on the roof, I can't help but
>> think how many listers are living vicariously through your reports. At
>> least I am: it's school vacation week in most of Vermont, but for the first
>> time I don't have any kids in school. You know there's not much to miss
>> here, but it's hard to overstate that. On Sunday I went to Sugarbush, but
>> there's only so many times one can lap Sleeper, the only trail that wasn't
>> ridiculously firm. The highlight of the day was lunch at Mad Taco.
>>
>> Looking forward to more updates.
>> --Alex
>>
>> On Feb 24, 2016, at 10:42 PM, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]
>> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>> For Sonya, this lousy season has
>> a) been filled with very few days outside of her weekly lesson at Smuggs
>> b) low on vertical(a function of most of her time spent in ski class)
>> c) low on black diamond vertical( a function of limited options at Smuggs
>> this year), though last week she did get her first
>> Doc-Dempsey's-from-the-top and Smuggs-Alley-trees runs.
>>
>> This AM, we worked on fixing b and c.  (Mostly)Non-stop runs(her
>> choice(she gets upset if we make her stop)) that included  black diamond
>> trails Storm Peak Bowl, Drop Out,Cyclone, Lights Out, Middle Rib, Three
>> O'Clock, and Rolex plus some easy trees and 3 blue groomers, and she was
>> burnt toast after skiing ~15K verts at 1:00(a time that included included 2
>> lodge stops for snacks and lunch(home prepped(No $15 resort burger for
>> me))).
>>
>> ******************************************************************************************
>> Sonya is opposite most of the kids in her level 6 class at Smuggs.  Most
>> of them are braver than they are good, willing to ski down anything at full
>> speed, limbs flailing every which way.  Sonya has always been more
>> cautious, but has taken to heart the ideas of hands and body down the fall
>> line.  This really became clear as we chased her down the steep pitches of
>> Drop Out on the first run, after which Amy said to me "She's going to be
>> better than me in two years."
>>
>> "And better than me in two more," I answered.
>>
>> *****************************************************************************************
>> For me, the highlight of the morning was watching her ski Rolex, some 900
>> verts of 35+ degrees
>>
>> *******************************************************************************************
>> She and Amy headed for the hot tub, and I headed out in search of good
>> snow.
>>
>> Despite the great season, they have had, conditions aren't as great as we
>> hoped. Everything is open and well covered, but a frzra event ten days ago,
>> followed by some freeze/thaw has left much of the ungroomed in rough loose
>> granular conditions.
>>
>> **********************************************************************************
>> A quick revisit to our first run from yesterday showed that I should wait
>> another day before I bring Sonya back  to it again. But I've been in the
>> mountains long enough to know that there are always sheltered slopes, and
>> to know how to find them. Think tighter, think shadier.  And I found just
>> that. Twice. I know where Sonya's next step up will be tomorrow.
>>
>> *************************************************************************************
>> White Out is ~700' verts of steep, big, big moguls.  Smuggs skiers don't
>> get to ski lots of big moguls. Especially not for any distance.  And
>> definitely not this year.  And never at 9000' elevation.
>>
>>  I was winded.
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