Posted: Jan 22, 2010 - 4:42 AM GMT
Edited: Jan 22, 2010 - 4:48 AM GMT
Skied Mt Snow today. 100% of the mountain was open. Conditions were packed powder all around. The whole mountain skied very well today. Of particular note was Olympic Glade (good natty), Free Fall (nice snowmaking) and Rip Cord (also nice snowmaking) on the North Face. On the main face Snowdance and Ridge allowed for super speeds with the super snow. Sunbrook was nice all day because of the direct sunlight right up until 3:00. I particularly impressed with the snow quality on Rip Cord despite it's spellbinding pitch.
My recommendation....it doesn't matter where you go, just go out and get it now. __________
Thanks for the post & pics.
There was a discussion on AZ (link to thread) concerning the lift schedule for Sunbrook. Was there any talk, or did you have any issues?
I did notice Beartrap was not accessible. Was it an issue? No, not really. There were plenty of treats around the mountain including several nice bump patches on the front face. Olympic was also bumped top to bottom.
Could not find post that I left yesterday, so here is trip report for today, I opted to arrive later at Mt. Snow, which was a good idea, very suprised to find good conditions, Seems they waited later to groom and it paid off. A little sun and clouds with snow flurries, the best skiing was on groomed trails and snowmaking trails, but you can still ski some tree areas on the frontside of the mountain. I opted not to since I was alone half the day. The snow is fast were it is groomed. Some trails had that frozen granular feel with mothballs mixed in but mostly on easier trails. All and all it should only get better with time. Also guns were going on Fallen Timbers, Sunbrook, Nitro, in the morning guns going from Cascade to the bottom. Looks to me they will be going full force tomorrow. Will let you then. happy trails!
Its really a pleasure to have a trail with a 37 degree pitch to have snowmaking on it and a glade that is parallel to it. Ripcord bumps up really nice and is great in the warmer temps. The Sunbrook schedule only has conflicts on weekdays because of the slower traffic they see during the work week.
Skiing Mt. Snow yesterday, was by far better than I expected, first run was Ridge and I have to tell you it was just great, they made a ton of snow and it was loose powder all over, underfoot it felt like skiing out west, it was dry and really carvable, did the same run 3 times then opted to try the northface with a groomed run on Chute and Plummet, still bumps on Freefall which was closed and they were making snow on Fallen Timbers. Then I went over to Carinthia for some turns on Nitro guns going there with powder skiing under the fans, wow it was just great! And the best part no crowds at all. Get your butts out here 01/28/2010
I snowboarded it the other week and It was pretty nice. A little bit of rock faces were exposed at the bottom, but you could see it from further up on the glade. It rides a lot better further into the season, especially by early March if there's a lot of fresh snow.
I was there Sunday, 5 degrees and relentless wind. The wide-open slopes were getting a bit windblown in the afternoon but the bases were good. The non-snowmaking runs like Hop, Uncle's and One More Time were bare and unskiable, looked like there had been no snow at all since the rain. The glades looked better, but not for me. Ripcord looked great from below (also not for me!). The north face was the best place for lift rides, with the wind behind you and the sun in your face. Also the wind was blowing the snow up the slopes instead of off them. Chute, Free Fall and Plummet were nicely groomed; Fallen Timbers was all moguls (also not for me! I took a couple practice runs on Beartrap, which had easy, widely-spaced moguls.) There were 5-minute lines on the high-speeds, none elsewhere. They ran the Sundance triple for a little while mid-day but shut it down again; there was no demand since the only runs you could ski from it were Ridge and Long John.