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by LewLasher
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

18 Jan 2019

Skied at Trapp's today. Conditions generally very good at all elevations. All trails open. Morrison Corner, usually the last trail to open, did not have any trail anomalies, but was somewhat more scraped down than, say, Chris's Run.
by LewLasher
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Craftsbury, January 12-13

I skied at Craftsbury the last couple of days. Conditions consistently very good. All trails open, including both lakes. (Looking at their Web site, a couple of trails at Highland Lodge are closed, but I'm talking about the Craftsbury side of things.)
by LewLasher
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: Miscellaneous skis, boots at L.L. Bean
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Miscellaneous skis, boots at L.L. Bean

The L.L. Bean outlet store in Concord, New Hampshire has about a dozen or so pairs of skis, on sale for 50% off list price. They also have some NNN and NNN-BC boots. I got a pair of "L.L. Bean Heritage Edition Adventure 62" (which I think are basically just "Fischer Adventure 62"...
by LewLasher
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

6 Jan 2019 Re: 5 Jan 2019

LewLasher wrote: rough/thin/icy spots even on some higher elevation trails.

A little more snow last night and today, and the rough/thin/icy spots were gone today.
by LewLasher
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

5 Jan 2019

I skied today at Trapp's. A modest snowfall (3-5 inches) a few days ago allowed an impressive recovery from the rain last Saturday. Conditions today were generally good, somewhat better with elevation, but with (easily avoidable) rough/thin/icy spots even on some higher elevation trails. The only tr...
by LewLasher
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Christmas 2018

On December 24 I read the ski conditions on the Web and decided to try snowshoes. The conditions on the snowshoe trails were much worse than on the ski trails. So, on December 25 I tried again with backcountry skis. I can report that it was certainly possible to ski, if you really wanted to, and if ...
by LewLasher
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

19 Dec 2018

I skied today at Trapps. Conditions were good to very good, from lower to higher elevation. It looked to me more like 1 inch rather than 3, but it was enough. Just a handful of easily avoidable icy spots. Morrison Corner trail and lower Haul Road remain closed. This was my first time using waxable s...
by LewLasher
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

17 Dec 2018

I skied today at Trapp's. Conditions varied as the afternoon went on and a little bit of snow (or some kind of precipitation that aspired to be snow) fell. Earlier, I'd describe the conditions as fair. Later, good. I was surprised that conditions were at all skiable after last Saturday's rain, but, ...
by LewLasher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Warming huts with fireplaces

Neuro wrote:But what is Hel Ved? I know the expression, but is it a documentary or what?


The book:
http://www.larsmytting.net/In_English.html

The TV show:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-21482313
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/nasjonal-vedkveld
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Pellet stoves
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Pellet stoves

How do Norwegians feel about pellet stoves? (And, yes, I realize that it is ridiculous to generalize about millions of people, not all of whom conform to stereotypes.) Do they respect the labor-saving engineering that allows one to have a fire in one's living room with a minimum of effort and skill?...
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Warming huts with fireplaces

My local ski area has a warming hut with a fireplace. Today, the employee who ordinarily tends the fire (and cooks soup and makes sandwiches at the little snack bar) was not there, for some reason. But another skier had stopped at the warming hut before me, and he had started a fire in the fireplace...
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

7 Dec 2018

I skied at Trapp's today. Conditions were fair to good, which is a typical thing you might expect me to say this time of year. But usually the differentiator is elevation. Today it was the tracks that had the worse conditions, pretty much irrespective of elevation. There has only been a little snow ...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

30 Nov 2018

Today I skied at Trapps. Conditions were generally good. Almost all trails were open, the main exceptions being the Haul Road below the Oslo trail and the Morrison Corner trail. Tuesday's snow was a little on the wet side, but it groomed up to an acceptable surface, with very little skier traffic to...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: 16 Nov 2018

Meanwhile, Trapp's reports 35 km groomed today.
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: an unexpected gift

Pat wrote:getting some skiing in here in Philadelphia area with the storm that just came through

I heard on the radio that parts of the New York area got about a foot of snow. Might be tough to ski through if it's not groomed, and they are predicted to get temperatures well above freezing for the weekend.

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