A Snowy Stratton Wednesday

I hit Stratton for a mid-week day of play yesterday, and I can say conditions are good to great, and improving on a day-to-day basis.

While an occasional patch of glacier ice was seen poking through the surface cover, they were few and far between, and only on the steepest of pitches that traditionally get scraped off.

Snow cover was good and all open trails were very skiable. A few trails were left ungroomed so you could ski the remnants of powder left from a small snow storm the day before.

It snowed all day long on the mountain. Not hard, but steady. Enough so that by the end of the day there was a sweet cover of nice, fast, granular snow on most every trail on the mountain. And with the meager amount of people on the slopes, it meant for great late day skiing.

For once I can’t really pick a favorite trail. They all skied great. It was likely my best day on the slopes so far this season. I urge you to get out there and try to prove me wrong.

The good news is, more snow is on the way. New England ski country is expecting another snow fall as I write this, which is predicted to leave another 4 to 6 inches of white stuff on the slopes. This means that conditions will simply be even better than they were yesterday. And that means that instead of just being good to great, conditions will simply be great.

I skied a pair of Volkl RTM 84s yesterday, and they were awesome for the conditions. Avie’s Ski / Sport has a pair of Volkl RTM 81s in the shop as demo skis. I suggest you give them a spin on the slopes. The RTM family of skis by Volkl are incredible carving skis, and are worth clicking your boots into. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.

AlanD

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