upper and lower conifer , indian summer and the magic carpet trail today- tomorrow they will probably add ralphs run-look mom and challenger- we are going tomorrow night-trying out the new boots- and will be first time with a helmet
they had it pretty much covered wall to wall with a good depth. condition-wise, it was like mid winter hard pack. i was out there from 9 to about 12:30 tearing that place up. i hope everything holds up well enough with the higher temps moving in.
Do not drink Pepsi, do not eat M&M's, because they are the tools of Babylon.
SR on Tuesday was near mid winter pow coming out of the guns. (Of course the single digit temps the night before (and a pre-exisiting MM base) made for almost perfect snowmaking conditions.
Wachusett does a great job of cranking out the snow to get open. They have great output-to-acreage. That being said, Crotched has taken it a couple of notches higher with the newer technology. It's impressive, to say the least.
"Don't piss off the locals, Don't make work for the patrol"
Well, I will say this. I was supprised as to how much snow making power they have out here, I really thought they rely on mother nature, but there is a boat load of snowmaking out here. I will also say it is tucked away very nicely, no supply lines visable runing up the mountain. Obviously it is still early season, however coverage is very, very good. Damn!!! I was in the back bowls at Vail today. With some very good natural coverage, sure some thin spots in between the bumps. Did Keystone in the morning Saturday and A basin in the afternoon. What a differance 5 miles up the road makes. Although Keystone stated 2700 acres open, I had a much better afternoon at A Basin's 800 open acres. Much, much better snow and a lot more laid back. Plus you did not have to PAY to park. As my luck may have it there is a 10-14 inch dump coming in through tomorrow afternoon. Maybe, I won't be on that flight back to Hartford in the morning.
So the bottom line is, call the airlines and get out to Summit County!
Four days in 9000+ elavation, damn this is good pain. More beer!!
DON'T LET FEAR AND COMMON SENSE STAND IN YOUR WAY
three days at Okemo, quite a few trails open considering the slow start. Thurs. nice conditions on world cup & defiance with morning sunshine. late day snow was cool. Fri. bitter cold but found unbelievable powder on timberline. Sat. Jackson Gore opened made run after run on upper & lower limelight, excellent conditions early on. Drove past Bromley on the way home, surprising number of cars in the lot for just one run.