by: Richard - 24th February 2009

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  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
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It seems like Spirit Mountain's conditions are changing by the day. Yesterday I skied for race league, then took a few turns afterword to just have some fun and unwind. Maybe it was because the sun had been down for an hour or so, but the snow was really hard and icy. However, when the groomer went by on one of the other trails, the snow was soft and the corduroy was surprisingly deep. I tracked up the groomer's little path to feel that soft, bottomless edge you can only get while skiing good groomers. The Moosehead was busy because of race league. Everyone was having fun, and for once, the place seemed like a good ski resort bar. Pitchers of Premium were being poured (at a relatively decent price), and some decent buffalo strips were being consumed (also at a decent price). Like the snow conditions, the Moosehead had drastically changed...from a weary, empty bar to bustling resort bar. Too bad they had to close it down at 10pm! Spirit Mountain still has good snow, it's just that it's getting blown and pushed around. When the groomers can work their magic, you can get cord that rivals the quality of out West. But when the wind is blowing, or the weekend hordes swarm Spirit, the good snow will be blown or scraped away. So get their early!
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