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No Friends on a Powder Day- Febuary 2nd, 2015

Today was definitely the day that you wanted to call in sick to work.  Killington is expected to receive a foot or more of snow when it’s all said and done.  I didn’t get to the mountain until 10, but it was still very good.  The nice thing about mid- week skiing too is that there isn’t a whole lot of people out skiing, so find fresh stashes is pretty easy.  I also had new powder sticks to test out, a pair of Rossignol Star 7’s so I skied a little bit of everything.  I first took the K-1 up to the top and immediately headed over to Pipe Dream because I knew I would find fresh powder over there.  It’s often easy to find fresh snow on Pipe Dream, days after a good storm.  The push in and out of Pipe Dream definitely got my blood pumping and tired me out but it was worth it.   Wind had push mounds of deep snow all over the trail that when impacted on the backside, would cause the mounds to explode producing a big powder cloud.  After Pipe Dream I moved back towards Superstar and skied, Bittersweet to Skylark and both trails had soft deep powder, especially on the shoulders.  Then I took the Superstar Quad up and did a fast lap of Superstar and though it had been skied before me, still found the snow to be enjoyable.  Superstar had been groomed so that really helped the snow stay consistent, especially in areas that had been skied off.  After my lap on Superstar I rode up and did Ovation and cut back across Superstar into Superstar Woods.  Upper Ovation produced some soft thin powder, but I wouldn’t call it the trail of the day.  Superstar woods was also good,  and I was able to find some fresh snow in there.

After that lap, I rode the Superstar Quad again this time ducked into the trees and skied Julio (Skiers left of Ovation).  This was the run of the day by far.  The groomers were good, but the trees were spectacular.  I found the last time I skied Julio ( 4 Days after the last snowstorm) that if I hugged skiers right of the glade I could find untouched powder.  And sure enough I found powder,  a whole lot in fact.   The nice thing about wind drift is that it blows snow into the woods and really piles up.  Sure enough snow had piled up and I was skiing up to my waist in powder on untouched lines.  Yes, I know I said waist deep, and I mean it, just look at my photos, lots of untouched lines and deep deep snow.  If you’re thinking, well crap I should have gone skiing today, don’t worry there will be plenty left overs for you to find.

Spying a line to slay for my next lap of Julio.
Spying a line to slay for my next lap of Julio.
Plotting my line in the trees.
Plotting my line in the trees.
Surveying my waist deep options.
Surveying my waist deep options.
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Killington Snow Report "Dirty" Pow Mar 20

I have taken advantage of that mogul course on Highline as it yas yielded many fresh turns for me this season
I have taken advantage of that mogul course on Highline as it has yielded many fresh turns for me this season

Killington Snow Report- Dirty Powder Day

Killington Snow Report started with my buddy, Big George, deemed today a “Dirty” Powder day. I would say it wasn’t really much of a traditional powder day at all, but rather 6″ of wet snow which skied like a dream. Anymore and it would of been more effort to deal with.  Things that had pitch skied best. Today was all about Canyon laps, more specifically Big and Double Dipper. The wind had offered free refills and more importantly as it was driving up the hill it was drying it out. In fact the snow didn’t get to be heavy until about tower 4 of the Canyon Quad. What really made the day was the lack of people that were there. We were skiing stuff in Dipper and coming back the next run only to see that the last people that were in there was ourselves. That doesn’t happen very often around here. Between the lack of others, dense snow, free refills and snow showers all day long certainly made for a “Dirty”Pow Day!


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Killington Snow Report *Powder Alert*

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Lots of untouched skiers right of the mogul course on Highline

Killington Snow Report Brings A Whopping Of A Storm

Killington Snow Report means, Wow! What a day. I manged to sneak out for six runs at the last part of the day and again WOW. Dumping snow with 8-12″ and filling in nicely every run. Best snow that I came across today was either highline near the mogul course or Needles Eye. Both had lots of untracked and it was still snowing throughout the day. It’s forecasted to dump another foot tonight and 1-3″ tomorrow. I hope you’re up here already and I know many of you are as traveling at this time isn’t the safest idea. Have fun and I cant wait for tomorrow! Calling in sick may not be such a bad thing for the days moving forward.


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Killington Snow Report Wednesday Feb 19

Not a single track down Skyehawk yet at 8:15
Not a single track down Skyehawk yet at 8:15

And yet another powder day! 6-8″ total between yesterday and last night. Overcast skies and 22* at 8:10 am

I got up and at ’em early today as pow waits for no one and I was not disappointed. First run was a barely touched Superstar and if you stuck to the sides where it wasn’t groomed there were fresh tracks to be found the whole way. After that was a Skyehawk (I was the first track down it)>Needles which was fantastic. After that I got adventurous and from the Skyeship headed over to the South Ridge area which is always a good bet. There were TONS of fresh lines on Pipe Dream and the Falls Brook Trail was groomed which made it easy to get back to Bear. From there it was a few off the Neddles Eye pod including some woods stuff before finishing things out on Bittersweet and Superstar.

Today was a phenomenal day at the Beast. It was serving up a little bit of everything. Whether it was powder, perfect corduroy or moguls, it was all there today. Oh yeah, it’s snowing again too!

Looking down Skiers left of Pipe Dream
Looking down Skiers left of Pipe Dream
Looking down skiers right of Pipe Dream
Looking down skiers right of Pipe Dream
Looking back at my tracks after shredding Pipe Dream
Looking back at my tracks after shredding Pipe Dream
A powdery Vertigo Headwall
A powdery Vertigo Headwall
Woods between Vertigo and Low Road
Woods between Vertigo and Low Road
Superstar at 8:10am
Superstar at 8:10am
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Killington Snow Report Afternoon Pow Tuesday Feb 18

Looking up at Skyehawk at 4pm. Tomorrow is going to be a good one!
Looking up at Skyehawk at 4pm. Tomorrow is going to be a good one!

Killington Snow Report Offers Up So Seriously Sweet Pow Turns

Killington Snow Report starts with the fact that it’s snowing moderate to heavy, 20* and windy with 4-6″ down at 2:30. It snowed hard in Killington from 9 till about 10:30 then snow showers until around 2:15 then started snowing hard again. I managed to sneak out for the last 1 1/4 hrs today and managed seven runs. Since I was limited in time I stuck to the main fast lifts and trails and since it was dumping and blowing in so well everything skied just divinely. Best snow I found was way skiers right on Needles Eye and Superstar away from the snow guns. What a treat this late afternoon storm was! Lifts open at 8 tomorrow and the rest of the week.  Be there or be square!

Looking down Skyehawk at 3pm. It filled in nicely that last hour
Looking down Skyehawk at 3pm. It filled in nicely that last hour
Superstar and Highline
Superstar and Highline
Looking down Superstar
Looking down Superstar
Best turns of the day. Lower SS at 4:10
Best turns of the day. Lower SS at 4:10
More snow for Weds!
More snow for Weds!

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Killington Snow Report Friday Dec 13

What a nice day today turned out to be! I hit up Pico for a few runs as it was their season passholder appreciation day with tomorrow being their regular opening.

As you could imagine it was very uncrowded an with a few new inches made it that much better! I’s say they received two inches throughout the day, but the resort hasn’t been open yet, so whatever fell this week – a maybe 4″ was all there fresh and waiting. It looked like 5-6″ up top and it skied very well.

Today they just had 49er from the top open, but KA has seen some snowmaking time as of late so expect that soon. As you can imagine, with only 6″ of fresh on a hard base, the lower angle stuff skied better. Hey, powder turns are powder turns. Who am I to complain.

So looking forward, We have a decent snowstorm barreling down on us with 10-14″ expected.

Today was like an appetizer of powder skiing to come. I’m super excited!


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