I can't believe how awesome they are holding out. Best run is probably Upper and Lower Standard! My friend and I attempted to a glades trail since this was our last time going skiing and since we rent skis we did a glades trail. It wasn't bad until we saw a stream, Kudos to Strat.
Wednesday March 23, Temperatures have risen into the 50s. Trails conditions are soft & wet. If the temperatures don't drop Below freezing it's not worth going. I'm hanging up my skis for the season. It's not worth the time and money for the conditions.
I was there March 22. They made snow over the weekend and the temps stayed cold so refreshed trails were really good. Best run was Cascade -Canyon where they made the most snow it seems. It was worth the 3.5 hour drive from NJ.
Boy, if the snow/groom team did this well, with this little snowfall, wait till next year! Buh bye Super El Niño ! I'm done for this season,, but already dreaming of another normal winter back here at O!⛷
Trail conditions vary by trail, temps and time of day, so what I say can easily change by tomorrow. Today was mostly below freezing, but it did melt a little on the main face where the sun was shining. The slopes generally are corn in top of ice at the top, firm corn for the middle 1/3, and a deep softer corn on the bottom 1/3. Take heed of their conditions report, you should be at least an intermediate rider if you take a lift to the top. Coverage is generally pretty good on the bottom 2/3 of trails, and the top 1/3 is where most of the obsticales are. In the afternoon watch for smaller unmarked obsticales lower on the trails over the hips as people push the snow around. It would be a ton better if they had topped off the upper 1/3 of the mountain with some snow in the last 2 weeks, and given the predicted cool spell for the first 10-15 days of April, they could have pulled another couple of weeks if they had done that. As things stand now, they are losing trails daily to bad coverage at the tops and as they obviously have started winding things down. Tuckered Out and Jolly Green Giant were in great shape for most of the day, and Chief was pretty good for the few hours it was open. I wonder how much longer they can keep the connections open to Jackson Gore. South Face hasn't been open for the last two days, but that might be due to scaling down during weekdays. They have the most trails open probably in the NE right now, but some are a lot better than others, and mornings in Spring will almost always have the best conditions. Without a big surprise snow storm, their targeted April 3rd closing is not going to get pushed out further.