Every so often one comes along in the East, and last year one did -- a truly epic season.
By the time April rolled around last spring, the only people in the Northeast not sick of snow were skiers. Because for us, last season was one for the ages. Snowfall in the region rose 68 percent from the 1999-2000 season, and tales of powder days -- and powder weeks -- have been the main topics of barroom conversations since the lifts closed: That morning at Jay Peak when the snow was so light it made Alta's famous powder seem like cement...the 434-inch season accumulation at Smugglers'...and don't get us started about that day at Mad River.... To assure that last season's stories aren't soon construed as fish tales, we've assembled a collection of photos that prove them all true. Enjoy.
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