It's ironic that I'm just starting this thread in April. I should have started it back in January when we technically were skiing, but I guess I didn't feel like it. Today was an exciting day. When I woke up, I found out that my brother, and sister had the day off from school, and my mom who is a teacher in another school district was also off. My classes in Delhi were not canceled however. I headed out around 11 AM for my 12:30 class. It's normally a 40 minute commute, so I figured giving myself double time would be plenty. I was wrong. Route 28 had not been touched by the plows, and as I began climbing out of the Susquehanna valley, I quickly encountered an 18 wheeler sliding sideways down the road. I made a U-turn before he got to me, and headed back. I have driven in snow before, but this snow was exceptionally bad, because the overly optimistic state of New York already put the plows away for the "Summer."
Skipping college classes feels horrible no matter the circumstances, but skiing on the hard-earned fruit of my labor feels great! I did a little schoolwork online, and then headed out. My friend Ryan, and my brother Joe Snow were also here. This was the first time we had enough snow to ski our new trail Big Blue.
Ryan on Big Blue
Big Blue skis better than anything else at Woodstream. It was very exciting to finally be able to lay in some turns on it. More snow would be ideal, but it was still fun. Part of me would like to focus snowmaking efforts on that trail instead of the front side because of how well it skis, and it's more favorable exposure. The problem is that it is on a different piece of land (long story for another day) and it would be a much longer run of pipe.
Please welcome our new forum member "Joe Snow"
I was not by any means, expecting to ski my new terrain for the first time in April. Nevertheless, it was still a good day, and fingers crossed that next year delivers. I have more Improvements in store as well.
For sure. It's essemtially a gentle gladed area that we cleared a 20' path down the middle, and call it a ski trail. It's more fun that way because you can go faster, and make more consistent turns. Almost Everything at Woodstream is glade. I try to keep that stuff cleaned up as much as possible.
PeeTex, we have a pretty hefty mower for our tractor. It's not a DR, but it cuts through that stuff just fine. What you are looking at had already been mowed, but is sticking through the 6 inches of snot we received. If I go much lower in there, I run the risk of damaging my mower. I may attempt to clean it up a little more this summer.