Looking Back at Last Season on the East Coast: Storm Gallery

1st November 2012 | Tim Shisler, Photo/Video Editor

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A rare deep powder day last season on the East Coast. - ©Ember Photography

A rare deep powder day last season on the East Coast.
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A rare deep powder day last season on the East Coast. - ©Ember Photography
Just a few days before Halloween, the first big snowstorm of the season dumped as much as 30

Just a few days before Halloween, the first big snowstorm of the season dumped as much as 30" of snow in some areas of the Northeast and knocked out power for over a week. Sugarbush, Vermont's Mad River Valley was at the north edge of the snow belt and picked up only a few inches, but it was a welcome sight at sunrise.
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Just a few days before Halloween, the first big snowstorm of the season dumped as much as 30
Killington, Vermont, on the other hand, picked up a solid 10-12

Killington, Vermont, on the other hand, picked up a solid 10-12" of fresh snow from the Halloween Storm.
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Killington, Vermont, on the other hand, picked up a solid 10-12
By early November, the snowfall from October had all but melted away and skiers were back to happily making the most of what the fall season usually offers-- thin cover.  - ©Ember Photography

By early November, the snowfall from October had all but melted away and skiers were back to happily making the most of what the fall season usually offers-- thin cover.
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By early November, the snowfall from October had all but melted away and skiers were back to happily making the most of what the fall season usually offers-- thin cover.  - ©Ember Photography
That's right. Open water, icy spots...sink holes! Welcome to Mad River Glen, Vermont. Natural snow skiing at its best. - ©Ember Photography

That's right. Open water, icy spots...sink holes! Welcome to Mad River Glen, Vermont. Natural snow skiing at its best.
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That's right. Open water, icy spots...sink holes! Welcome to Mad River Glen, Vermont. Natural snow skiing at its best. - ©Ember Photography
In Mad River Glen got pounded by a few days of heavy snow. The skiing was so good many stayed out until it was dark.  - ©Ember Photography

In Mad River Glen got pounded by a few days of heavy snow. The skiing was so good many stayed out until it was dark.
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In Mad River Glen got pounded by a few days of heavy snow. The skiing was so good many stayed out until it was dark.  - ©Ember Photography
Even though there was a few great days of strong snowfall in December, ski areas across the northeast struggled to open natural-snow terrain during the holidays. - ©Ember Photography

Even though there was a few great days of strong snowfall in December, ski areas across the northeast struggled to open natural-snow terrain during the holidays.
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Even though there was a few great days of strong snowfall in December, ski areas across the northeast struggled to open natural-snow terrain during the holidays. - ©Ember Photography
By late January, it was clear that the best snow was

By late January, it was clear that the best snow was "up north, and up high", so that's where many skied. Including this location in Stowe's sidecountry.
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By late January, it was clear that the best snow was
In February a storm dropped more than 20

In February a storm dropped more than 20" of premium, Grade A Vermont powder in many areas of the Northeast, including Mad River Glen, featured here.
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In February a storm dropped more than 20
More shots from a deep snow day at Mad River Glen. - ©Ember Photography

More shots from a deep snow day at Mad River Glen.
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More shots from a deep snow day at Mad River Glen. - ©Ember Photography
Even in February, snowpacks at lower elevations were at record low levels across the region. But in the higher elevations, snow was piling up quietly every day or two, and the skiing in many alpine zones of the Adirondack's, Green's and White's came into its element. - ©Ember Photography

Even in February, snowpacks at lower elevations were at record low levels across the region. But in the higher elevations, snow was piling up quietly every day or two, and the skiing in many alpine zones of the Adirondack's, Green's and White's came into its element.
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Even in February, snowpacks at lower elevations were at record low levels across the region. But in the higher elevations, snow was piling up quietly every day or two, and the skiing in many alpine zones of the Adirondack's, Green's and White's came into its element. - ©Ember Photography
In mid-February, a rain storm followed by 50 degree temperatures left behind a respectable crust in the mountains. While giving the snowpack a few days to recover, the photographer and his wife made the most of some local, bike-accessed skiing on the sloped pastures of our neighbor's farm. - ©Ember Photography

In mid-February, a rain storm followed by 50 degree temperatures left behind a respectable crust in the mountains. While giving the snowpack a few days to recover, the photographer and his wife made the most of some local, bike-accessed skiing on the sloped pastures of our neighbor's farm.
Copyright: Ember Photography

In mid-February, a rain storm followed by 50 degree temperatures left behind a respectable crust in the mountains. While giving the snowpack a few days to recover, the photographer and his wife made the most of some local, bike-accessed skiing on the sloped pastures of our neighbor's farm. - ©Ember Photography