Not Your Average Late-March In 'The Notch'
By Jay Dobensky on April 1, 2013, 9:53am Last modified: April 2, 2013, 9:52am
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I've been skiing at Smuggler's Notch for twenty-five years, and for around half of those I've always been able to spend several days if not a week around the last week March at my home-away-from-home. From a weather perspective, this time of the year is remarkable in it's unpredictability for the short mountain range that runs from near Bolton Valley, up through Stowe, across The Notch to Smugg's, and Northeast to Johnson. As a general rule, this area tends to create its own microclimate regardless of season, but in Winter and early Spring the difference between the weather conditions nearby compared to in The Notch turns it into a Meteorology playground. I have seen just about every possible condition from one year to the next, but this year gave me something I've never quite seen before. The following pictures will help document to you why I love this part of Vermont so much, and why I am so excited to have a son who's finally old enough to come play with dad in his playground!