Killington Snow Report Brings Bluebird Skys And Cool Temps
Calm Sunny Skies, H 24° / L 16°
Today’s Killington Snow Report brought firm conditions, and if you’ve been paying attention to the weather up here well you have to be optimistic about the future. Today, we took out stiffer carving skis to navigate the groomers and headed out for morning turns. Things started out on the new 6-Pack Bubble for a trio of ripper runs. This pocket on the mountain had some of the best grooming of the day. We then headed over to Skyburst and Wildfire which were also both excellent. Fast and firm but guns were blasting in Ktown and over at Pico, and if anyone can recover from some less than ideal weather over the holiday week, it’s the Beast. So fear not, snow is on the way for tomorrow and we should rebound quickly.
I’ve also included the weather data below because I find it interesting. Scott Braaten is a Snow Reporter over in Stowe and weather geek. He contributes considerably to the Facebook Group Ski + Ride VT and The Braatencast. Below is a graph showing the snow stake in December 2007. Scott explains the details in the quote below but if you remember 2007 brought the V-Day storm which was one of the deepest powder days I’ve ever experience in the east. Enjoy!
Here’s one of the biggest thaws I can remember and it looked like it all worked out. After a record December in 2007 where the mountains saw over 100″ of snowfall, it was in the 50s and 60s with rain for a few days to start January.
The Stake lost 2 feet of depth in 48-72 hours. It was the end of the world at the time. But in the end that season is still one of the best winters I can remember on the mountain.
These types of events happen quite frequently in the records from late December through mid-January. Even great winters have been shown to have large thaws.
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