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    Rate the season( trying to ignore virus)

    I say it was 6 out 10.
    I had 2 lovely snowing days at bell half foot that made the winter for bell 14 days at bell. I had 3 days at Gore which is one of my favorite hills in North East. Wish it was closer to mid Hudson Valley.
    Then my last 2 day's of this season brought my ranking from before 5 to after 6
    Mccolley which was awesome with lake effect about a foot of new snow and that Sunday Elk with beautiful spring conditions and very comfortable temperatures. Got to my friends Cornhead and Rambo thanks Jim also 19 days totally nice way to start biking and hiking.

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    4

    early pow day at magic. good pow day at jay peak over mlk. deep pow at whiteface last day of feb.

    some decently average days in the woods at k and sugarbush

    winter park trip was a bit of a bust for snow. utah trip was weird but ended with a 12" powder day

    i didnt ski mad river or stowe for the first time in years. missing mad river feels sad.
    Last edited by KustyTheKlown; Mar 15, 2020 at 4:33 PM.

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    3 out of 10. November was good, the rest of the season had a few good days sprinkled in with a lot of crap. Made you think the season was going to be really good. Seemed like every time we'd get snow it was always followed by rain/ice/crud and the conditions didnt last. Temperatures were also above average for most of the country

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    N. VT = 7.5

    S.NE = 5.5? (I dont really know, just judging by people's reactions & s.VT frustrations on this guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecoast1 View Post
    3 out of 10. November was good, the rest of the season had a few good days sprinkled in with a lot of crap. Made you think the season was going to be really good. Seemed like every time we'd get snow it was always followed by rain/ice/crud and the conditions didnt last. Temperatures were also above average for most of the country
    there was a season maybe like 5 years ago that was much worse than this one. i'd call that a 3. leaving the 0-2 for the truly no snow ever times i guess.

    i dunno, maybe my 6 was generous. you know what, it was. im going back to edit. a shitty rainy season shortened by global pandemic where my western trips didnt even go off hard. fuck that.

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    Southern Vermont was pretty bad. Lots of rain and ice and missing out on a lot of snow events that people got further north

    EDIT

    @ Krusty, this season IMO was pretty close to that bad one from a few years ago. Things were close to over as it was before the pandemic

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecoast1 View Post
    3 out of 10. November was good, the rest of the season had a few good days sprinkled in with a lot of crap. Made you think the season was going to be really good. Seemed like every time we'd get snow it was always followed by rain/ice/crud and the conditions didnt last. Temperatures were also above average for most of the country
    Yep. Agreed.

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    I'm having a hard time going any higher than a 5. In the east there were only two truly good weeks this year...first week of December and last week of February. Lots of warmth/refreeze and rain otherwise. Hit Jackson Hole at a good time which really boosted the season, otherwise I really would've only had maybe 4 or 5 real good days.

    2003-2004: 21; 2004-2005: 27; 2005-2006: 31; 2006-2007: 31; 2007-2008: 38; 2008-2009: 43; 2009-2010: 42; 2010-2011: 46; 2011-2012: 33; 2012-2013: 26 2013-14: 18; 2014-15: 17; 2015-16: 7; 2016-17: 14; 2017-18: 23; 2018-19: 34

    2019-20 days - 23
    Wachusett: 11/15, 11/21, 12/5, 3/15
    Stratton: 11/26; Mt. Snow: 12/3; Killington: 12/8, 3/2
    Sunday River: 1/21, 1/28; Snow King: 2/9
    Jackson Hole: 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
    Sugarloaf 2/23, 2/24, 2/25; Waterville: 3/17
    Sugarbush: 3/8, 3/9 (w/MRG), 3/10

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    5 - February at Sugarbush was great and MLK Monday at Killington was great but the rest, meh. Every snow event seemed to be followed by a warmup or rain until February. I would rank it a 7 if it didn’t end like this... Still hoping for some late spring skiing but it’s not looking too great at the moment.


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    I'd say a 4 or 5 excluding COVID-19. Including COVID-19 and having no chance for any spring skiing drops it to a 3 or so.

    I really want to say there were only 2 really good weekends this year. There were some others that were decent. And the rest were just "ok". Below average snowfall combined with multiple warmup/rain/refreeze events just prevent me from rating this any higher.

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