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Sugarbush, VT 2008-04-18

WoodCore

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Date(s) Skied: Friday April 18, 2008

Ski Area: Sugarbush, VT

Weather: Brilliant sunshine all day long, not a cloud in the sky. Temps reached near 60 at the summit and where well into the 70’s at the base

Conditions: Spring Conditions.

Trip Report:

Day #1 of my spring skiing vacation did not disappoint, a glorious day to be out on the mountain making turns and soaking in the sunshine. The snow was soft and creamy from the get go and plentiful especially up top. There were a fair amount of folks up on the hill considering it being midweek and late in the spring.

Skied from 9:30am to around 3:30pm with a break in the middle and logged around 23,000 feet of descent. Although I’m not usually a big fan of seeking out and skiing bumps, they were so good today that I probably skied more bump runs than I have in the last 10 years. Too many “face shots” of spring snow to count!!!! Definitely a great day to be bumpin’ up on Ripcord.

Although the sun exposed areas of the mountain (Castlerock, North Lynx, etc.) are probably done for the season by now, the rest of the mountain still has a deep base on should last into May. There had to be well over 10 feet of snow on Steins Run!

Here's some pictures. Enjoy!


Looking up from the Base Area



Castlerock





Big Rock on Rumble



Eden



Bumps on Ripcord







Looking Out From Paradise



:D
 

thetrailboss

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Was there today and yesterday. Wow. Amazing. Both days were shorts and T-shirt ski weather...and unfortunately today the "Deathspout" got the best of me...I slid about 50 feet and got a nice skidmark on my arm!
 
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