How Diverse was your season

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47 days across:

Gore
Whiteface
West Mountain
Killington
Pico
Tremblant
Sunapee
Stratton
Okemo
Kicking Horse
Panorama
Fernie

The MAX Pass allowed for us to ski near and/or with various family members who live in other states, which was nice. Purchasing the pass was worth it alone for giving me the inspiration for a Kicking Horse (& friends) trip. We had some really great days. I would have probably had 10-15 more, but I banged up my knee and was nursing it through the end of the season.
"This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"
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Blue Mountain, PA 39
XC                         4
Killington, VT         4
Jackson Hole, WY 4
Plattekill, NY         1
Greek Peak, NY         1

It felt more diverse than it actually was with some spring skiing in winter, winter in spring, improved tele sunday ski's and skills, some nice pow days (2 in JH), new bucket list mountain - JH, two new great bcXcd discoveries  - Blue Mountain Lakes NJ and Moosalamoo VT, and a few nice juicy spring bump/party days. We had planned on a few more superstar trips but MrsSnoBunski has been battling some killer sciatica for the last  four weeks

Got to ski with alot of friends and family and meet some more NYSkiBloggers, although missed skiing with the CNY peeps... it was hard justifying travel with the southern track of some of the storms we had this year
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Blue Mountain, PA 39
XC                         4
Killington, VT         4
Jackson Hole, WY 4
Plattekill, NY         1
Greek Peak, NY         1

It felt more diverse than it actually was with some spring skiing in winter, winter in spring, improved tele sunday ski's and skills, some nice pow days (2 in JH), new bucket list mountain - JH, two new great bcXcd discoveries  - Blue Mountain Lakes NJ and Moosalamoo VT, and a few nice juicy spring bump/party days. We had planned on a few more superstar trips but MrsSnoBunski has been battling some killer sciatica for the last  four weeks

Got to ski with alot of friends and family and meet some more NYSkiBloggers, although missed skiing with the CNY peeps... it was hard justifying travel with the southern track of some of the storms we had this year
Gorgonzola, my wife and I skied Blue Mountain Lake in NJ years ago.  I don't remember much about the experience or even where it's located.  What was it like?
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Gunny J wrote
Now that Lift served season has ended in NY, how diverse was your season?
My season was more diverse than expected.  Skied in four regions: Mid-Atlantic, northeast, Rockies, west coast (OR, CA).  The extra locations were based mostly on the Mountain Collective Pass.  Helps to have a ski buddy who is willing to do a lot of driving, especially since my husband is a non-skier.  He is a schoolmate who lives in Albuquerque but is willing to meet up in SLC or elsewhere in the ski country out west.  Traveled with him for Taos and Telluride, met up at Alta, and added a late, late season ski safari in early May.  We will definitely go back to Bachelor and Mt. Hood in the future when there is more snow.

Details in the 2017-18 Ski Tracking thread.

Massanutten, VA  12/15, January long weekends - home mountain
Montage, PA  12/16 - first time

Killington, VT  11/20 - first time
Belleayre, NY  12/17 - first time on tele skis, 2-hour lesson
Berkshire East, MA  12/18 - first time
Wachusett, MA  12/19, 1/30, 1/31, 2/1
Jiminy Peak, MA 1/28, 1/29, 3/7, 3/8 - first time, March storm
Tenney Mountain, NH, 3/9 - first time (14" storm total)

Taos Ski Valley, NM (MCP) Feb. 10-16 - Ski Week lessons (4" Sun, 11" Thu)
Telluride, CO (MCP) Feb. 18-20 - first time (9" Mon)
Alta, UT, (MCP) 3/26 thru 4/8, except 4/4 - caught part of two storms
Snowbird, UT, (MCP) 4/4

Bachelor, OR, 5/3, 5/5, 5/6 - first time
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR, 5/4 - first time
Squaw, CA (MCP) 5/7 - first time on upper mountain
Mammoth, CA (MCP) 5/8, 5/9 - first time
Harvey Harvey
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Massanutten, VA  12/15, January - home mountain
Montage, PA  12/16 - first time

Killington, VT  11/20 - first time
Belleayre, NY  12/17 - first time on tele skis, 2-hour lesson
Berkshire East, MA  12/18 - first time
Wachusett, MA  12/19, 1/30, 1/31, 2/1
Jiminy Peak, MA 1/28, 1/29, 3/7, 3/8 - first time, March storm
Tenney Mountain, NH, 3/9 - first time (14" storm total)

Taos Ski Valley, NM (MCP) Feb. 10-16 - Ski Week lessons (4" Sun, 11" Thu)
Telluride, CO (MCP) Feb. 18-20 - first time (9" Mon)
Alta, UT, (MCP) 3/26 thru 4/8, except 4/4 - caught part of two storms
Snowbird, UT, (MCP) 4/4

Bachelor, OR, 5/3, 5/5, 5/6 - first time
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR, 5/4 - first time
Squaw, CA (MCP) 5/7 - first time on upper mountain
Mammoth, CA (MCP) 5/8, 5/9 - first time
Sweet year. I'd say the only thing missing is Plattekill.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Sweet year. I'd say the only thing missing is Plattekill.
Now that I'm driving to Boston and not Lake Placid, I had to settle for Jiminy Peak and Tenney. :-)
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Gorgonzola, my wife and I skied Blue Mountain Lake in NJ years ago.  I don't remember much about the experience or even where it's located.  What was it like?
While we got decent snowfall in PA this year, it didn't stick around long and it was a challenge to find localized snow and elevation to find decent skiing within an hour of the Lehigh Valley. The storm that occurred the first week of March fell well East of us so I figured I'd give the Jerz a shot and had read about BML in an old AMC newsletter. It's located on the Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap National Park near Blairstown.

My expectations were kind of low as I had read that the trails were actually road beds of a housing development that never came to be and there were no signs of any significant snow until I started stated the climb within a few miles of the park. Once I got there I found 18" or so of great snow that had not seen any freeze thaw in the 2-3 days since the storm. There’s no grooming there but there was a set track that had seen decent traffic.  

It would have been a helluva development as the "roads" were turny with decent elevation changes. They were grown in pretty well and it was definitely not the wide, straight, flat trails I had imagined.  Nice forest with some great vistas back along the gap to pa along with some cool geology.



There was also some potential for some bc tree lines given the right conditions. I was pressed for time and only did the inner of the stacked loops (4’ish mi.) back along the lake.



Next season I’ll explore the outer loops and lakes as well as the Crater Lake trail connection.



https://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/blue-mountain-lake-trail.htm
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Nice TR Gorgo. Post that stuff up when you do it!

gorgonzola wrote
What boots are you rockin the BC? Is that a zipper?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Got in by far the most days ever this season... 81 so far and might hit Killington on Fri. 5/11.

60 - Greek Peak
2- McCauley
1- Snowridge
4- Hunter
3- Belleayre
1- Plattekill
1- Windham
1- Gore
1- Sugarbush/Mt. Ellen
1- Whiteface
1- Bristol
1- Mt. Snow
2- Wildcat
2- Killington

2 pics from Wildcat:
Me at Summit of Wildcat. Skied the Cat on Thurs. & Fri., April 19 & 20 and the trails were 100% open:


View of Mt. Washington and Tuckermans from Wildcat:


Got free lift tickets to Sugarbush, good for 1 midweek lift ticket from the Warren Miller movie voucher and got to ride the traverse high-speed quad that connects Sugarbush to Mt. Ellen. Lift is 2 miles long:

Harvey Harvey
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Nice work. What was your previous high number?

LOVE Wildcat, including the views of George.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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