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New England 2023-2024 Killington Resort/Conditions/Meetups

Guy in Shorts

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We just wrapped up a sweet run of five days of winter skiing here at Killington. Perfect gift for the skiers following the excitement of World Cup Weekend. Double black Cascade and Downdraft headwalls were open under natural conditions so rocks were easy to find. Took a run down Frolic with Caper the only trail on Ramshead. Warming up a tad with rain in the forecast.
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Guy in Shorts

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Another seven inch super thick Monday storm to kick off the week. Gave us enough base snow to open the Canyon. Cascade, Escapade and yes Downdraft all the good stuff. Best ski it if you can kind of day this season.

The Hammer and Ronzoni on the Cascade Headwall
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Ski Patrol opens Escapade
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Lower Cascade
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The weather this weekend doesn't look good. I'm concerned about conditions we'll have Mon-Fri. That's when ProJam happens. Words of weather wisdom from the crowd?
 

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The forecast was moderately improved over the last two days and now Saturday looks like the worst day rather than Sunday. We don't ski the weekends typically so will avoid the mixed precipitation. Today was our first day and conditions were pretty nice, and we'll be staying until next Friday to observe the ProJam. ogsmile

Superstar from the Headwall
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My wife and friends are in the distance.
 

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NWS forecast has no rain for tomorrow. I will probably be there.
 

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I like these reassurances. Last year at ProJam my group skied on ice the whole week. I don't want to do that this time. I hope Killington doesn't get a massive thaw-freeze cycle just before the week begins. That's my worry with this warm-up. Fingers crossed.
 

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I will be heading up tomorrow for a 2 week stay. Looks like rain late Sunday and then turning to snow. Current NWS forecast for the mountains is 6 to 10 inches of heavy wet snow. Perfect for covering up the damage from the rain.
 

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I will be heading up tomorrow for a 2 week stay. Looks like rain late Sunday and then turning to snow. Current NWS forecast for the mountains is 6 to 10 inches of heavy wet snow. Perfect for covering up the damage from the rain.
Open snow 5 day forecast (through Wednesday) is 8 inches,
 

Guy in Shorts

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Plan on at least 7" of wet high density snow for the third Monday in a row. These great base building storms have been the highlight of the season so far. Moisture drains better on our natural snow trails. Expect some death cookie skiing on the groomed until the cold settles back in.
 

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I like these reassurances. Last year at ProJam my group skied on ice the whole week. I don't want to do that this time. I hope Killington doesn't get a massive thaw-freeze cycle just before the week begins. That's my worry with this warm-up. Fingers crossed.
I'm sure you will be very busy, but if any ProJamers (@James, @Erik Timmerman, ...) are in need SkiTalking, let us regulars know and we can meet up for a run or two, or even just a beer.
 

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Great day at Killington today. Groomers were great, bumps were great. Some stuff in the sun got a bit heavy but still fun. Can’t complain at all with the forecast. It seemed busy, but I had little/no wait skiing solo. As I was leaving someone heading up for late turns asked if it was icy up there…umm, no.

Some early photos off Superstar chair…

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Great day at Killington today. Groomers were great, bumps were great. Some stuff in the sun got a bit heavy but still fun. Can’t complain at all with the forecast. It seemed busy, but I had little/no wait skiing solo. As I was leaving someone heading up for late turns asked if it was icy up there…umm, no.

Some early photos off Superstar chair…

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Yesterday Ovation was closed until they put up a new sign! I see mission accomplished...
 

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Great day at Killington today. Groomers were great, bumps were great. Some stuff in the sun got a bit heavy but still fun. Can’t complain at all with the forecast. It seemed busy, but I had little/no wait skiing solo. As I was leaving someone heading up for late turns asked if it was icy up there…umm, no.

Some early photos off Superstar chair…

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Damn, that looks yummy. We'll be up next weekend, not sure if we'll be skiing Sugarbush or K.
 

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Damn, that looks yummy. We'll be up next weekend, not sure if we'll be skiing Sugarbush or K.
Hopefully the snow tonight/tomorrow produces the same results.

I will likely definitely do Killington 1 of the days next weekend. Not sure if the other will be Sugarbush or Stratton.
 

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Just don’t mention the r**n.
I didn’t and I think I got away with it.
 

Guy in Shorts

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Third powder Monday in a row making it seem like Groundhogs Day. Tuesday gave us a little sun to be able to see the snow. Mountain was packed with schools of instructor clinics thus staying on trails that they avoided was paramount. Friend that came out for her first day this season had some much fun she is coming back tomorrow. She was a PSIA level 3 but stopped paying dues 26 years ago and now is hanging with the dirtbag locals. Canyon Quad is scheduled for Wednesday.

Monday Powder
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Tuesday Clinic Crowd on Snowdon
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Third powder Monday in a row making it seem like Groundhogs Day. Tuesday gave us a little sun to be able to see the snow. Mountain was packed with schools of instructor clinics thus staying on trails that they avoided was paramount. Friend that came out for her first day this season had some much fun she is coming back tomorrow. She was a PSIA level 3 but stopped paying dues 26 years ago and now is hanging with the dirtbag locals. Canyon Quad is scheduled for Wednesday.

Monday Powder
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Tuesday Clinic Crowd on Snowdon
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No photos but we enjoyed the fresh snow! Ungroomed Highline was great with the best visibility. What a great way to kick off the season. As a bonus, we ran into @mister moose at end of the day.

Tuesday we run our batteries down skiing the clinic free terrain. I guess hiking the catwalk builds your stamina for the early season snows.
 

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I thought Killington skied great today, but it might have just felt better in comparison with yesterday at Sugarbush. Fog at the top of most lifts was tough, but snow was consistent enough that it didn't seem to matter. Warm temps and moisture in the air seemed to soften the surface just enough but not too much. Was worried early that wind would lead to lift closures, but that never really happened. Only real lines we encountered were at the Bubble. Skied almost everything that was open, but Lower East Fall got several repeats. Couldn't complain about anything we skied.
 

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