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posts tagged "Vermont"
We at Skiershop and all ski bums of Stowe, Vermont are finally enjoying our first real snow system of the New Year. Yesterday the mountain received around 5 inches, and more snow is forecasted this afternoon and tonight – the timing couldn’t be better with a long weekend approaching.
We heard it rained in Boston and New York, so you might want to escape those puddle ridden streets and come up to our winter wonderland.
Also, don’t forget to stop by Skiershop and pick up some fresh new demo’s or try out some rockered boards. See you in Stowe!
We are halfway through the holiday week here in Stowe, Vermont and things are looking better than they did yesterday. During the Christmas holiday the mountain received 8-10 inches of new snow, however yesterday we saw some sleet/freezing rain. The warm-up is now over and it has been snowing off and on all day, in addition there is some light snow moving in for the weekend.
For all you city dwellers, you have two choices. One, stay in the city with the traffic, litter, and overpriced New Years Eve cocktails. Or two, head up to Stowe, VT – shred the mountain, stop by Skiershop, party for New Years in the snowy hills, and have way more fun than those who stayed at home. There is plenty to do in town this week, and even with a mediocre snowpack it beats staying around the city. For more info on happenings in Stowe check out Go Stowe.
We at Skiershop are pretty psyched – the holiday week is approaching and we finally got some snow! Today, Friday 12/23 Stowe Mountain Resort received 3-4 inches and the skiing was super fun. While it wasn’t a huge dump, it was much needed and at least makes the landscape white.
If you area heading up to Stowe or Northern Vermont, swing over to Skiershop for any last minute accessories or late presents. Heck, even if you don’t need anything stop by to chat about skiing. Below is the forecast for the upcoming week, looks tasty!
Ski The East has teamed up with Dan Brown of Kapitol Photography to offer a limited edition poster of LJ Strenio, of which all proceeds will donated to the Mad River Valley Community Fund. Click HERE to find out more. – Erme
Last week STE launched the second season of their backcountry webseries Electric Slides. If you missed it, click on the picture to see the vid via Ski The East…Enjoy!
Words: Erme Catino
The Forerunner Quad, the bane of existence for some ski bums in Stowe, VT is officially getting a send off this spring. The “quad” over the course of a few years has been typically shut down due to high winds and icing, so naturally the town is buzzing about the new lift potential.
According to Roberty McEleney, CEO and president of Stowe Mountain Resort, the new lift will feature technology that will enable the lift to run easier in icy conditions. In addition every night the chairs will be detached and the cable will run a slow speed to avoid icing. Lastly in an effort to combat high wind days the chairs will be heavier, though the line will still have the same number of chairs.
The new lift is a welcomed addition to the Mansfield Base side of the resort though personally I like the wind-hold pow days, at least there is always the gondi to get shut down…
For the full recap of this press release, visit The Stowe Reporter.
Video: Five Eyes Films
Words: Erme Catino
This past winter good friend and local videographer Nate Steinbauer fled the hills of Vermont and embarked on a 15 month journey throughout the Pacific with his girlfriend Stephanie. Last winter Nate was our primary cinematographer for Electric Slides presented by Ski The East.
With a summer spent working on a local vineyard, and moving back in with the folks to save even more loot, the couple set their sights on the Far East and the North Island of Japan in early January. Japan’s North Island and towns of Niseko and Hakuba are known for incredible amounts of consistent snow, and it seems that now every ski movie has a Japan segment. With deep pow and terrain strikingly similar to the mountains of Vermont, it really looks like an East Coast fantasy.
Nate and Steph have been documenting their trip through their website, though this is the first installment of their video series. To see more of their adventures check out: http://through5eyes.com/
It is no wonder that with Nate’s video skills combined with Steph’s journalism background they are easily putting together an amazing travel blog. Enjoy the video, our thoughts and prayers are with Japan.
Words: Erme Catino
Skier: Louis Erickson
Photos: Derek DiLuzio – www.DEREKDILUZIO.com
Louis Erickson of Green Mountain Freeride just came up for air in Grand Targhee, WY. These pictures were taken from the last storm cycle…looked tasty!
This past week Green Mountain Freeride members along with other members of the freeski community gathered in Vermont for the passing of Ryan Hawks. It only seems fitting that everyone scored pow West to East.
Lastly, MSI (Mountain Sports International) has organized a Memorial Fund for Ryan Hawks. Proceeds to the fund will go to athletes who demonstrate Ryan’s leadership and sense of adventure, and will support their journey in wilderness education, mountain exploration, or contributions to the freeskiing community.
Enjoy these photos from Louis and Derek DiLuzio, and as Louis says;
Peace, Love, and The Spirit of Skiing.