Great day for snow, rough day for lifts again. On my last ride up, chair 1 and the quad were alternating stopping. It was almost like there wasn't enough energy to run them both. One would move ten feet or so and stop, and then the other would do the same. I was quite happy to finally make it to the top! When I left, they were loading the quad, and chair 1 was spinning, but they weren't loading it. I wonder what's going on?
So, chair 1 went down for a couple of hours today due to a mechanical issue. I sat on the stopped chair for around 10 minutes before they got it going again, but then they took it down, and spent the next couple of hours repairing it.
It was déjà vu from last Sunday when they had more lifts down then they had running.
I also noticed the large piles of snow on Lower Pollux today. Might they actually be trying to open the quarter pipe? If so, they may be able to put the pipe dragon to use that they purchased six years ago.
Really super nice conditions on Fields this morning. Illiad was a bit rough. But what a nice day for skiing.
The only downside was that there were a lot of really rude people there today, who apparently never learned how to go to the end of the line, instead of cutting in, and who can't read parking signs. By the time I left around noon, the walkway had turned into a parking lot. I think that they should have been towed to the farthest corner of the second lot.
And, then there was the guy who missed the end of my skis when they were on my shoulder by about an inch. I think about moving them, but was curious to see if he would actually hit them. And, finally there was the group of 5 or 6 young humans who made a practice of bombing Illiad. Hopefully, they got their tickets pulled.
Other than human stupidity, it was a really nice day!!
Skied a couple hours this morning at Greek. Anything groomed as very nice. Zeus was surprisingly good with just at tiny bit of avoidable ice.
Off the groomers was another story. Hard icy crusty frozen hell. Alsos was open and it was the first time I can remember bailing out halfway down because it was so bad. Very thin too - probably gone if Sunday is warm and wet.
Tomorrow will probably be the same with good skiing on the groomed runs.
Greek skied good Sunday. Only Illiad and Trojan were groomed, but everything skied pretty sweetly. Very fast, I was tempted to download a ski app to see just how fast. It was windy, the gap up the quad was pretty brutal, especially first thing, it rained a little. We spent most of the day on 4, much more sheltered from the wind. Only windy at the very top.