On Jan. 29, a blizzard tore through New England and laid as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. That’s not exactly where skiers and riders had hoped the fluffy, dry powder that the storm produced would wind up.
If more than two feet of snow, the quality of which usually could be found in Utah, had dropped farther to the north, in the White and Green mountains, we’d be talking about an epic powder day. Instead, it was in Boston, where diehards were taking the most advantage of the goods, skiing down the streets of Beacon Hill after the blizzard’s southernly track.
The resignation that the storm wasn’t headed for the mountains came with some snide settlement that the storm was, at least, giving Yawgoo Valley a quality powder day.
So, what’s a powder day like anyway at Yawgoo Valley, the only ski area in Rhode Island, where skiers can expect a peak elevation of 315 feet and a vertical of only 245 feet?