by: joe castelli - 2nd September 2008

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keeps the snow on the slopes despite tough conditions
small hill

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Came here on a whim, our second trip here(see my earlier post). We came pursuing an epic southern snowstorm (well 12 inches anyway). Kids learned to ski last weekend trip, this was final tune up prior to trip west. The snow was awesome for the first day, accessing the hill was tough due to lodge at the top and it took a while to get the roads scraped, but at least for the morning, no one was there and we actually made some fresh tracks. Second day warmed up and got slushy and crowded, but for a while the ground between the slopes was actually white and beautiful. These folks do a pretty good job of maintaining the slopes as this was the first weekend in March and there was a descent base for the fresh snow to land on. Stayed at Wilstem (sp?) ranch (really nice folks), which was much nicer than the previous slopeside lodging. There was an outdoor hottub, a little snow falling in the afternoon with sun shining in the distance: a family moment we will always remember. Worth going for a few tune up turns.
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