Josh Wirth owns The Montgomery Lodge in northern Vermont, he is kind enough to share his story and these photos from the Ice Storm of 2013.
Crazy, crazy storm. If I never see anything like it again it will be to soon. Snow changed over to rain like we thought, but would you believe that it rained at 19-28F for 2 straight days and it still hasn't stopped?! Here in the valley we never went above freezing but liquid rain kept coming down and freezing to the tune of .75-1" plus ice accretion on everything. the power grid got hammered but we're back up and running.The resort was at 35-50F during most of this storm -- plain rain, but the lifts shut down for a day or so. The rain and freezing rain has changed to snow but not much accumulation is expected. Cold temps and light snow all this week, hopefully accumulating a bit - we'll see.Check out the pics -- I had to support the trees that didn't initially break w/ 2x4's as the freezing rain just kept adding weight; so far it worked!!All in all, I don't think we lost a ton of snowpack at the resort (we didn't down here at all, it just froze solid), so we are in rebuilding base stage just like we were 4 times last year.Still have New Year's open at the Riverside for any last minute bookings.
Thanks Josh!Glad you are safe and sound.