Skied Sunday 3/16. Cold, windy and dust on crust. If you adjusted to it and realized that this is east coast skiing, then it was just ok. The Bluebird was broken and won't be running for days. The North Face was a skating rink. When it warms up there will be a few days of spring skiing. I might try it then. If not, have a great summer. See ya next year.
Ungroomed terrain was hard packed choppy snow today with pockets of fresh snow blown into the troughs between moguls. Woods are crusty and trails like lift lion, top cat, and feline are solid ice with patches of powder near the edges. Would be a great day with warmer temperatures though to soften things up. Deep deep base
Really good Sunday at okemo. Parked at gore, then skied over to south face express quad. Gore icy, but got better as we moves south. Was phenomenal hard pack over at south face - who could ask for more? No snow since wed-thursday but there was plenty remaining on the mountain. 17 degrees and cold but still bearable and a thick neck gaitor took care of the chill. Glorious blue and black fast cruisers. A gondola would be nice but the express lifts are fast and there were NO LINES today !!! Vs sugarbush which had 30 minute waits on all lifts Saturday. Okemo was just beautiful and unlike killington I don't need to worry about getting creamed by highly amped 18-30 year old male snowboarders completely out of control. I appreciate those "be courteous" signs posted all over okemo's lift poles! Go figure - i checked out their unbelievable terrain park and its amazing but okemo contains the madness nicely. The staff at Jackson gore's main lounge was falling all over themselves to help us - and it was appreciated! If only they had some new freshies to complete the package. Will be back in 2 weeks
With close to a foot of fresh snow on deck at stowe today you really couldn't go wrong..the white room was entered routinely, and the tight chutes and righteous tree sections have never been better..better get out there before it's gone
Well, I heard of the 2' of fresh pow, so I made my way up today to enjoy it. It must have all been in the trees because most all the groomed runs were wind blown and icy, some even had ground exposure. There were a few blues that I found had some softer snow, but 90% of my day I was skiing on chop and very hardpack (my poles wouldn't even stick in). Probably due to the frigid temps freezing everything.
Overall, I'm glad I took the trip for one last run for the season, but wasn't as enjoyable as I had hoped. Still fun, nonetheless.