The snow keeps coming here in Stowe. Tuesday a silent 4 – 6″ fell providing lots of fresh tracks down the newly opened Liftline and National trails. Even the headwall of National, usually polished cleaner than a cue ball, has been yielding some sweet turns skiing since the ropes came down late last week.
Another 3 -4″ floated out of the sky today. Warm, dense snow that did not quite live up to the hype portrayed by local forecasters, but did provide numerous fresh lines for those hungry enough to poke around off the beaten path, especially on the upper reaches of the hill.
More importantly, this event set us up for round number two. “Officially” scheduled to start friday at 7am, Stowe skiers will welcome the second winter weather advisory in the past 48 hours. This is the one to keep an eye on and it won’t be the early birds that catch the fresh. Crack of noon should be the call on Friday as the North West flow is expected to intensify throughout the day. Wind, moisture from the lakes, dropping temps and lots of wrap around energy should make for some stellar afternoon turns with more and more of the upper reaches coming into play.