Monday, April 4, 2011

April Fools!

A snowstorm of epic proportions predicted for April Fools Day was dominating the local news early last week. Initial predictions were stating 16-20" in the mountains!  Well..... April Fools!  It didn't turn out to be as fruitful as initially predicted, although it did leave a nice coating of 5-8" in the mountains.  Danielle and I, along with our friends Chris and Evan, took advantage of the cream cheese like snow to enjoy the glades and chutes of Smugglers Notch Saturday.


Danielle and I decided to hike the Teardrop ski trail on the west side of 
Mt Mansfield on Sunday.

The Teardrop was cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930's. Initially an 800' rope tow and lights for night skiing were installed on the Underhill side of Mt Mansfield. Fortunately, for those who enjoy backcountry ski touring, Stowe Resort installed a single chair in 1940, diverting much of the ski traffic to the other side of the mountain. I'd rather spend a bluebird day skinning on my splitboard for one run than fork over $89 for a lift ticket!

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