Mad River Glen: Whiteroom

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2016-2017 Season, Mad River Glen, March, Powder Day

MRG Trees


Multiple times.

Not just faceshots. Full on, can’t see a thing, Whiteroom.

Simultaneously both euphoric and terrifying when it happens in the trees.

MRG Trees

Three feet of fresh fell on top of barely covered ground. The euphoria was tempered by the knowledge (understood and physically felt) that roots, rocks, and deadfall lie deep beneath the surface. Three feet was almost enough to bury it all over again.


But it is hard to care about what lies beneath when you can’t even see where you are skiing.


Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2015-2016 Season, March, Smugglers Notch

Mansfield from Sterling Summit

March was not quite a complete meltdown (it was no 2011-2012). But given the abnormally low snow base depths, it felt like the end was closer than it should have been (even during a bad year). My frustration with the lack of snow was compounded by unused vouchers. It was a race that I knew I was going to lose big time. I picked Smuggs to burn a voucher due to seeing some ungroomed trails (which I thought might mean spring bumps). Alas, my read of the snow report was not accurate.