Now that the season has ended prematurely, rate it

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Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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I'll give it a C-. Nice start in early December, then it was completely wiped away by mid-December (Magic went from 100% open to one trail in a week).  The overall temperature this winter was well above average, and the snowfall was below average (on the East coast).  I did visit some smaller spots (Oak, Middlebury, Plattekill), which was nice.

I'm all in on IKON next year, if only for the snow chasing aspect.  
Harvey Harvey
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I think the lift served season ended a week late. Earning turns is still in play.

I'm assuming the OP means: "how was it for you?" Not how was the weather.  The weather was not good.  I had a little bit of flexibility and was able to capture some great days.

I'm giving it a 8 out of 10. No bad days, 6 or 7 that were off the hook.  The downside, only 25 days total and no spring skiing.

Spring skiing is so important, to get something so great, and social, to finish it out.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
NorEaster27 NorEaster27
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Only two ski days this year, one of them few weeks ago was fantastic
PeeTex PeeTex
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I’d say a D, there was a bright spot early and then in late Feb but overall below average where a C is an average season
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ScottySkis1 ScottySkis1
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6 out of 10
Most of my days in Catskills
Few good days at Gore
Final 2 days made it go from a 5 to 6 because it was excellent snow y day at Mccolley Then spring conditions and nice comfortable temperatures at elk
JTG4eva! JTG4eva!
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Any season that ends this way, and we all know the spring reaper was lurking anyway, has to get a low overall grade, no?

That said, I’ve had some memorable trips/days over the years...but this season has had some of the best.  Took my kids west with me for their first trip, and we skied a 41” in 36 hour storm cycle.  Hard to top that.  A 28” in 48 hour cycle at Whiteface that included my first adventure over to a knee deep and light Slide 5 came close.  Moments like those made this a great season.  Only 14 days, but 50% were legit powder.  

A disappointing 8 out of 10, only for what could have been!
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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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For conditions, I'd give this season 6 out of 10.  I had a lot of sketchy days in November and December.  The deeper into winter we got, the more conditions seemed to improve.

As far as adventure and reconnecting with friends, it gets a 10.
Harvey Harvey
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Peter Minde wrote
As far as adventure and reconnecting with friends, it gets a 10.
I give that ^^ answer a 10.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
onscott onscott
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Solid B for me.  Every timed I skied this year conditions were A+.  Got to have first real family vacation in Utah with my adult children - A+.  Number of days skied were only 9 - C.
Brownski Brownski
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How do I rate the season? This year, that’s a complicated question, all things considered. I got to ski so that’s 2 points right there. A couple of those days were really high quality and most were pretty good which gets me to a 4. Skied 3 new mountains 4.5 I guess. Made some new high quality ski friends so that’s 5 right there. Skied with my kids most of those days which bumps it up to a 7. On the other hand, work, family and other obligations prevented me from participating in any of the really epic days (at WF for instance) so I’d better dial it back to 6.5. I didn’t get to Suicide Six, Bolton Valley or Middlebury which were all on my never-been-to list and covered by either the Indy Pass or the Champlain Valley Ski Card so I’m at least back down to a 6. I I didn’t make it to WF, Smuggs or MRG which were on my gotta-get-back-to list (and had tickets to) so that drops it to a 5.5 right? And yeah, it looks like the season could very well be over on March 15 and we’ve had to deal with one ridiculous heat wave after another all season so I have to knock off a point for that, which puts it at 4.5. I could add the usual 2 point glad-to-be-alive credit for a 6.5 and the generalized next-year-is-gonna-rock stoke bonus for a 7.5 overall. But I also kept expenses extremely low this year which makes me happy so maybe an 9. So yeah, obviously a 10, of course.
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