We skied Whiteface today, for a big spring corn harvest, and a shot at the slides, and we got both. In the early morning, we skied the steepest groomers in softening corn.
We lapped the Summit chair waiting for the Slides. Patrol opened access at about 11 and we did as many runs as we could. The skiing was fantastic. Steep, soft, bumps and trees — even the ice was soft.
At the Slide entrance, we connected with Highpeaksdrifter and headed over to Slide 4. It’s tight, and it gets tighter the farther down you go. We skied soft snow, with a few patches of melting ice, and occasional exposed rock.
The bottom of Slide 4 was a highlight — steep, tight, and continuously bumped, but soft — it runs out to an ultra challenging tree shot.
There was great skiing all over the mountain today. But I’ve been trying to get on to the Slides, since my first attempt in 2008. I did it and I get it now — there is nothing like the Slides. Today was transformational. I’m starting to believe you can ski anything if the snow is good enough.