Skyward at 9:10 am. Groomed and flawless. What a run. Rest of the mountain wasn't too bad either. Victoria was polar opposite from yesterday. Great soft moguls and tons of man made pow on the south side of the trail. Pushing 60 trails.
Today was a enjoyable day weather-wise, as snow conditions go, they could of been better in some places. Snow formed into pebbles and some were as large as a potato. The rise and fall in above and below freezing temps (causing the "clumping") are probably to blame.
Conditions were very good Mon 2/8 - quite good considering recent warm weather. Well-groomed loose granular. The few bare spots were well marked. The grooming is one of the reasons HV is #3 in the east. #skitheeast.
Trails holding up well considering the weather. Surfaces softened up nicely with the sun on Sunday. There won't be any glades this year without a significant contribution from Mother Nature. The recreational race course on Doc's Run makes it worth spending more than a couple hours on the slopes.
Gore was better than I expected Sunday. Not great, but there was a reasonable amount of terrain open. Surfaces ranged from hard groomed corduroy to somewhat soft cruisers to steep icy patches and rock hard pebbly cottage cheese. Northeast skiing at its typical finest.
QUESTION: If we end up getting snow, would it be better to ski the day OF the snowing (during the actual snowfall) or the day AFTER the snowfall, when the slopes are groomed again? I can only make it to Greek one time this week and would like to know which is better. Thanks, friends.
Great day. In looking at all the other big NE resorts, glad I'm here. They seem to have come out on top with managing the weather. Victoria was dangerous. But that's nothing new. The rest of the mt had decent coverage. Mckenzie and Essex had little to no ice.
Awesome day today! Got up to 45 at least, terrain parks are on point and a lot of pow on wolverine and the side of the trails. Yes it got a bit icey but that's normal for any mountain in the north east. Snow was great!
Despite weather predictions, it never made it above freezing Sunday in the mountain which is good news for improving conditions. Trails were groomed pretty well and it was widely carveable until about 1 pm when typical areas were scraped down to white ice. Not all that bad given last week. It was moderately busy at the lifts and they could have elievated that by turning in the second main lift, the trails were not that crowded, just the main lift. Mistake in my book.
Made the trip from Akron over to P&P yesterday for a full day of boarding. In the morning conditions were hard packed groomers with some icy patches. As temps rose mid day and the sun came out most runs loosened up nicely. Never waited longer than a minute or two in the lift lines. Really enjoyed the boardercross part of the terrain park. All in all it was a great day to be in the slopes and I was thankful to finally make it out this year