- Dec 2, 2015
Yep, that’s the view when you’re slumped over at the bar...
Sat was obviously the better day but we still skied for 3 hours today until soaking wet..Today was probably one of the best ski days I've had this year. Yes, it started out refrozen, and the lack of coverage has my race skis retreating to the tuning room until next year, but between the late-groomed stuff that softened almost right away and the other stuff that softened as the sun hit it, it turned into some pretty darn good spring skiing.
The magic (and missing) ingredient was lift lines. Aside from the 11:00 a.m. timeframe at Barker, I didn't see a meaningful liftline all day. We skied onto Jordan for multiple laps, which is the first time that's happened this year; I actually went back out after coaching and grabbed a couple more runs of glorious spring bumps, with a bit of moss and grass thrown in for good measure (the small "walking required" disc wasn't kidding—I would've needed a pair of well-thrashed silly-season skis to be comfortable sending what was left in the largest gap on Top Gun—but I was able to side-step across it and did not have to give in and remove skis). A lot of trails have areas of thin or missing coverage, but the vast majority of the snowmaking trails still have pretty good width and depth for skiing purposes (as long as you pretend it's mid-April and not the end of March).
I'll be crossing my fingers that tomorrow's weather doesn't wallop what's left too badly.
She is probably thinking, "I should have stopped to help that poor guy and his kid standing by the side of the trail."Sat was obviously the better day but we still skied for 3 hours today until soaking wet..
Great intro to Top Gun. I wanted to ski the moss but my kid and i sidestepped and he beat me down as usual.
But the big story today was the lady who took the ski bike down top gun. I saw her from the lift and figured i had to check it out as she passed the "walking required and thin cover signs." I got a bit ahead of her and stopped to watch and she actually caught up pretty fast.
Then i suggested she sidestep the moss so she slipped on her mini skis while holding the bike and slid sideways down the mossy rock in pouring rain with ski bike. She was ok I should have helped her but i was already down and didn't want to be weird.
That is one tough lady.
Sorry we didn't know you were there-we were there too and would have been nice to say hi. Bluebird skies and Cannon did a great job of moving snow around after Sunday's rain. Front 5 were great-soft and very edgeable-just watch out for the bare spots!Cannon was pretty decent today.
Woulda been fun. I was one of the nerds doing PSIA stuff.Sorry we didn't know you were there-we were there too and would have been nice to say hi. Bluebird skies and Cannon did a great job of moving snow around after Sunday's rain. Front 5 were great-soft and very edgeable-just watch out for the bare spots!
Nice end to our brief NH ski trip (and sad to say our big trip of the year). Back next year-there is something about Cannon that is special ( and we have free accommodations).