Gore Mtn, NY: 4/2 – 4/4/10

With weather reports of sunshine and temps in the mid seventies, I told my boss I needed to take a sick day.  I had Spring Fever.

Summit View

The skiing on Friday was stupendous. We stayed on the upper mountain all day, lapping the trails off Straightbrook, including the Straightbrook Glade, and the Dark Side, all of which skied well on and off-piste.

Lies had been groomed and skied like butter. The bumps on Rumor were perfect. The snow in the woods was very dirty and rotten, but as it got skied, it got better.

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Greek Peak, NY: 2/26/10

A foot and a half at home, and Greek Peak also reported 18 inches. When I drove down my unplowed driveway snow billowed over the hood and into the windshield. Subaru face shots in the driveway!

Snowboarding Greek Peak NY.

I was surprised to see a lift line up 15 minutes before opening. I got on the 5th chair. I thought yesterday was great, today was even better. The snow was light and powdery and DEEP.

I started out alone and skied top-to-bottom without stops, visiting all the ungroomed and untracked places. I ran into Marilyn on Chair 4, and we hit Chair 5 just as it opened. There was a lot of fresh snow on the trails and in the woods on the east side. I did 5 laps until Alsops and Arethusa were completely tracked out.

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Jay Peak, VT: 2/21/10

Another day of great skiing, fresh snow and good friends at Jay Peak. Yesterday’s ice fog laid down a crust to the base, but 4-6″ of snow fell overnight. The new snow turned what would been marginal conditions, into a very nice surface, with fresh powder all over the mountain.

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