Spent last week at Killington for the PSIA Masters Academy.
The skiing was fantastic for December. Week started very cold and snowy and ended warm arnd rainy. Had some of the nicest packed powder I can ever remember skiing in the East. I:)skiing was on my group and we had a good time.
Hopefully they will survive the storm this weekend ok.
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
Hit the place for the first time ever today (has K passes I bought in september burning a hole in my pocket). Snow was very soft all day. Good coverage... but soft. Never got sticky, just had to push a bit. Really suprised with the crowds midweek, a lot more people then I expected. Never had to wait more then a few minutes... but for a person that skis Gore midweek ANY wait is too much.
On that note, I actually found the entire hill a bit disappointing. I'm not sure where they are hiding that 3070' of vertical... I could not find it. My longest run was 1600'... felt like I was on the lift way too quick. Runs were vertically challenging, but because they were as wide as a football field I felt I never really had to work. Ya, there are a lot of runs... and yes they have a lot of snow on them... but I just felt like every black was the same, ever double black was the same, and every blue was a parking lot. It is nice to see some bumps, but that is the only thing that kept my interest. Never hit the woods, they looks way skied off.
I haven't skied KMart in some time and my daughter never...Yesterday was supposed to be us at Tucks but with Thursday's avalanche forecast and the delay in posting Friday's...our backup plan was Killington...What a great freaking decision. They were spinning Superstar, K-1 and Canyon. Lots of skiing to choose from with great conditions and bluebird. Skied a few tree shots, ducked some ropes and skied miles and miles of bumps...and they were open until 5! We picked up some unused vouchers in the lot for cheap...Thanks Alan. He was actually at Platte on that infamous October snowstorm and told us he met this really nice guy Harvey who had a ski website He said he now stalks but hasn't posted
There is a ton of skiing left and if we don't get a crushing rain storm, could make it until June
He said Hunter was his home mountain. I used to ski K early and late before kids...now I can do it with the kids, pretty cool. I have limited number of possible days but if the stars align, I would be happy to go back this spring...it ain't over yet Tucks is still my priority
The weather didn't look good as it was supposed to r*in. So I nixed the trip in favor of Six Flags since it wasn't going to get r*in. I am glad I made this choice as it r*ined at the base and there was heavy wet snow at the top. I will take 9 roller coaster rides with no r*in over skiing in the r*in every time.