Stowe report for Sunday March 19th
posted above, yesterday was pretty dismal. This morning there was an inch or so of new snow on the car. Well, maybe there will be something worth skiing.
Met up with @TheArchitect
this morning. First lap was an easy green cruiser off the six pack. Felt like my teeth were going to be rattled loose but there was enough fresh to be skiable.
Took a run down Nosedive. Bumps on the side were… entertaining, but overall, not bad. Centerline bumps were decent; really heavy snow on top of icy bumps is “good for you”.
And then some crazy squall hit. Basically whiteout conditions but things went from “decent” to “unreal”. Woods, check. Bumps, check. We skied National which forced you to focus as the bumps were icy but there was enough fresh that it was definitely fun.
Goat was crazy good. A ski school group entered just after me. One of the students looked at Goat, looked at me and said “pray for me”. I assured her the entrance bumps were the worst and it got easier.
We made it to Midway trail where their instructor said they could get out to National or continue on Goat to the bottom. I informed them that they couldn’t take credit for skiing Goat if they bailed halfway down. Which immediately produced a WE’RE SKIING GOAT! reaction. Excellent.
I waited at the bottom to ensure the girls got high fives. And Ms “Pray for me” asked if they could ski it again. It’s always awesome to see smiles at the end of someone’s first run down Goat. They rocked it for sure.
Yeah. A day that started with low expectations ended awesomely.