Skied McCauley today to avoid the holiday crowds and not drive too far on account of staying up a little too late last night...
It was awesome. Ungroomed was firm until about noon, then the corn harvest began. Great bumps and coverage. Even the boilerplate and blue ice lurking beneath all that snow on the backside of the bumps finally softened. It was busy but thanks to the T-Bar no lines.
I love spring skiing but hate to see snow melt like it did this weekend. I was out in an ADK chair sitting in the middle of 4th lake yesterday watching the sun set in a t-shirt with a beer after a great day at Gore. I shouldn't be doing that until at least the beginning of April!
Got 10 runs in today. Hard pack and ice in spots but pretty well groomed so that runs like SkyRide and Sidewinder were fast and a lot of fun. Helmers and Olympic were open but with plenty of rocks exposed and ice...not for the faint of heart, definite experts only. Glades were closed too.
Overall, not bad and what you might expect after the warm/rain/cold of the past 10 days. If they can make it through the next two days of warm weather and chance of rain, there is snow in the forecast on the 10-day <insert praying emoji>
My <insert praying emoji> worked and Stella delivered to McCauley with 35 inches on Tuesday! Went up yesterday for the St Patty's Day fun and Citizen's Downhill Race and the whole mountain is back in play and skiing great.
Sun and temps around 35 made for soft snow and a fun day.