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ski_it said:It can't be a good year if I have more days than Riverc0il. But he he has more pow days for sure.
It can't be a good year if I have more days than Riverc0il. But he he has more pow days for sure.
The problem with applying a generic rating this year is two fold:1) The good skiing was very "episodic" and more so than usual - there were times it was very good and even exceptional (think Stella), and there were times it was very bad, even exceptionally bad (think Feb meltdown); and 2) it varied greatly from the Catskills (more bad, less good) to Northern New England (more good, less bad). And of course the rating is very personal based on your actual on snow experience, as always.
From a personal perspective, this was one of my best. I am currently tied with my all time high number of days of 28, all on East Coast (and I hope not done yet). I was able to hit good to great skiing over Thanksgiving, mid-Dec, Christmas, late Jan, early Feb, Presidents, Stella, and last weekend at Stowe. 8 legit 6"+ powder days.
From a Southern Vermont perspective I would give this winter a solid 7. It would be higher if we didn't have the Feb melt, and it could still go higher if this weekend delivers (even though I won't get it) and April skiing turns out to be good.
Although episodic, and the Feb melt hurt, one factor that is huge this year and is not often the case is that there has been good skiing starting in November and going right into (and likely through) April. Most winters, even some of the higher rated winters, often start late so early season is marginal and all we remember is that from Feb on it rocked.
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