Monthly Archives: March 2013
Was this weekend Old Man Winter’s last fluffy dump? It sure was a wintery one in Northern VT, with no signs of spring. Ukko was good, but the nameless flakes that fell this past weekend were better, deeper, and lighter. Fighting an Ukko induced allergic reaction to tracks, the only known cure was an unannounced weekend of White Chambers®.
Video from GoPro Hero3 & iPhone.
Winter Storm Ukko left a deep blanket of snow in New England on the first day of spring.
Snow + Sun + GoPro = Thanks, Ukko.
Traditionally, March is the most powdery month of the year. Over the past few seasons, this hasn’t been the case and the pre-mature demise of winter has left us yearning for more time in the White Chamber®. This March got off to another poor start, with over an inch of rain blanketing the mountains, followed by temps dropping close to 0ºF and locking up the snowpack. Thankfully, the cold temps have helped relaunch winter. This past weekend left close to a foot of stellars and the high elevation woods were riding great.
With the ice covered up, it looks like another storm this week could put us in great shape to close out March. Let’s hope this pattern keeps up!
The new snow was riding great if you knew where the wind piled it up.
Winter is short enough on the East Coast. Add multiple thaws, every form of frozen precip, and shrapnel-filled forests and it’s enough to make us wonder why we even bother. Episode 3.1 documents the first half of the season splitboarding in Vermont—a season that’s been full of highs and lows, but then again any day on snow is a good one.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/59524803 w=604 H=335]