I do this every year just so I can remember what happened (helps me write) and also to push myself towards my goal of 35+ days. Feel free to add your own info if you like, make snide comments or cheer me on.
Day 01 - 11/16/18 - Harvey Woods - Lower Yellow Night Grooming Glop
Day 02 - 11/17/18 - Gore Mountain - Opening Day Natural Summit Adventure
Day 03 - 11/18/18 - Harvey Woods - Complete Green, Yellow, Red Trackout 2x
Day 04 - 11/23/18 - Harvey Woods - Full Yellow, Nice 3" new.
Day 05 - 11/24/18 - Gore Mountain - Dark Side on Natural, boot meltdown. Complete Green, Yellow, Red.
Day 06 - 11/30/18 - Return to Magic - Crazy drive for good snow - remains of Bruce
Day 07 - 12/09/18 - The Plattekill Visit
Day 08 - 12/24/18 - Hunter North Opens
Day 09 - 01/05/19 - NYSkiBlog's 7th Annual Meeting at Plattekill
Day 10 - 01/07/19 - Red Yellow Nordic Mashup with BRLKED
Day 11 - 01/08/19 - Gore Mountain - 3 inches Birthday POW with Duck
Day 12 - 01/11/19 - Harvey Woods - 2 Hills and a Lower Yellow
Day 13 - 01/12/19 - Harvey Woods, Garnet Hill, The HURT Race, Siamese Wilderness
Day 14 - 01/13/19 - Harvey Woods - full trackout, North Creek Ski Bowl
Day 15 - 01/19/19 - Plattekill PM
Day 16 - 01/20/19 - Plattekill Harper
Day 17 - 02/01/19 - Plattekill Friday
Day 18 - 02/02/19 - Burnt Ridge and Harvey Woods (half track)
Day 19 - 02/03/19 - Burnt Ridge and Gore Mountain
Day 20 - 02/15/19 - Ski Bowl, Burnt Ridge, Rabbit Pond and Becks
Day 21 - 02/16/19 - Gore Mountain Up Top
Day 22 - 02/17/19 - Return to Smuggs
Day 23 - 02/18/19 - Harvey Woods 2x trackout - 5 inches pow
Day 24 - 03/02/19 - Burnt Ridge Trees with Ed. Was awesome, nobody believe it + Harvey Woods full trackout.
Day 25 - 03/03/19 - Plattekill Trees off Overlook with Icecoastchef, Chris and the new guy.
Day 26 - 03/08/19 - Plattekill Fresh 5 Days After
Day 27 - 03/22/19 - Gore Mountain Snow Day 6 inches
Day 28 - 03/23/19 - Gore Mountain Windhold and Harvey Woods
Day 29 - 03/24/19 - Burnt Ridge Trees All Day Long
Day 30 - 03/30/19 - Plattekill Bell-to-Bell Plunge Bumps
Day 31 - 04/03/19 - Harvey Woods Lower Yellow Night Crust Fest
Day 32 - 04/04/19 - Gore Mountain Almost Spring
Day 33 - 04/05/19 - Gore Mountain Not Quite Spring + Harvey Woods Nighttime Upper Yellow - 3 inches new pow
Day 34 - 04/06/19 - Gore Mountain Manky Trees with Neve, Harvey Woods Red 2x Trackout
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
1 - 11/11/18 - Kissing Bridge on fish scales. 4 laps on 12” of heavy and wet snow.
2 - 11/23 - Gore on Black Friday. Dark Side and Straight Brook aú naturalè.
3 - 11/24 - Gore round 2. Showcase was in better shape than the day before, summit opened earlier. Hullabaloo!
4 - 11/29 - KB North. Tried a lap at Buffalo Ski Club but the breakable crust was real thick. Drove to KB for 5 laps of boot deep in the dark.
5 - 11/30 - Holiday after work. Picked up my pass. Cruised solo and then with a rotating cast under lights. Good snow on Yodeler and Mistletoe, both skiers right. Some tree skiing on residual light from the runs also.
6 - 12/1 - Ellicottville combo. Uphill laps in the morning on groomed snow at a resort that hadn't opened yet then rode lifts for an hour or so at HV.
7 - 12/7 - Kissing Bridge. Skiing on golf balls. One run open. Gross.
8 - 12/8 - Holiday Valley. 5" overnight on top of 5-6" a couple days before. The non-sanctioned stuff was untouched. Trees were good in spots, bad in others.
9 - 12/12 - HV after work. Crusty.
10 - 12/15 - HV. Skin laps before opening. Demo day with some borrowed alpine boots
11 - 12/16 - HV slush at night.
12 - 12/24 - HV XMas eve with Dad and Laird
13 - 12/26 - HV in the morning
14 - 12/30 - HV granular on ice at night.
15 - 1/5 - HV. Bluebird with a great crew. Spring skiing on white ribbons in January.
16 - 1/6 - HV. Some granular on a lot of ice at night.
17 - 1/10 - HV. 16” storm Wednesday to Thursday. Leftovers after work. Some nice fluff on the sides but it was mostly contaminated with heavy base building man made snow. Every gun in the place was on full blast. Good for the future but bad for that night.
18 - 1/13 - HV. Ski with dad and a bunch of friends that happened to be there for the Sunday night ski/bar party.
19 - 1/15. HV. Ski club chaperone. First week.
20 - 1/19. Squaw Valley. 5’ of snow in 4 days preceding. Above freezing with spring conditions
21 - 1/20. Sugar Bowl. Heavy storm skiing.
22 - 1/21. Squaw Valley. Powder day! 12” at base, 20”+ at the top.
23 - 1/26. Kissing Bridge. Powder day! Brother in law and Dad. Omelette bar and a solid foot of snow.
24 - 1/30. McCauley. Powder day. Showed up at noon and caught some untracked in the woods fun soft bumps everywhere else. I love that hill.
25 - 1/31. Gore. Storm leftovers. Low single digits all day. Whole mountain was in great shape.
26 - 2/1. Whiteface. Very firm. Very cold. -15*f at the summit.
27 - 2/2. Gore. 100% open and soft. Trees in great shape.
28 - 2/3. Gore. More of the same. Very good.
29 -2/5. HV. Ski club chaperone. 35*-25* over the course of the evening. Mediocre.
30 - 2/12. HV. Ski club. Rain.
31 - 2/17. Alta. Mostly leftovers from the previous big snow day. Caught a couple of hike-to terrain rope drops with pretty good timing and made a lot of great turns.
32 - 2/18. Powder Mountain. Limiting ticket sales makes for great skiing. Bluebird day and still plenty of snow.
33 - 2/19. Snowbird. They reported 5”. There was easily a foot at the base but only 2 or 3” up top. Really great day with not that many people. Pretty much fresh lines all over all day.
34 - 2/20. Snowbasin. 15” reported over night. Definitely more at the top with this one. Best snow of the trip so far. Full storm up top and clear at the bottom.
35. 2/21. Snowbasin. Bluebird. John Paul and the Tram opened which had been closed on the day before. Fresh tracks all day long. No one was there, no lift lines. All time.
36. 2/22. Snowbird. An honest 4”. Little Cloud and Mineral Basin most of the morning. Cirque traverse off both sides a couple times then all the way to the boundary lookers right and tight tree lines to the car. Great trip overall.
37. 2/26. HV. Ski club
38. 3/2. Poverty Hill NELSAP recon. Fun trails and challenging upside down snow.
39. 3/9. KB. 45* and sunny.
40. 3/12. HV. Ski club. Frozen granular and sunny. First time ski club has gone past daylight savings.
41. 3/20. Buffalo Ski Club. 45* and sunny, uphill after work for 10 or so laps. Corn.
42. 3/23. Sugarbush. 26" fresh. Parked at Ellen and it was closed for wind. Skinned up Lower FIS. Drove to Lincoln and skied 11-4. Pretty insane lift lines. Lawsons Famous. HotElement in the lot.
43. 3/24. Sugarbush. Skied the untouched at Ellen from the day before. Really wind affected but great once it was cut up. Turns of the day were in the sheltered Brambles woods. Temps from 25-40 over the course of the day.
I’m in too:
Day 1: 11/23 Opening day Greek Peak. Great coverage and coldest opening day in memory
Day 2: 11/25 Greek Peak. Almost spring like conditions. First time skiing in the trees this season.
Day 3: 12/1 Greak Peak. With wife and kids.
Day 4: 12/9 Greek Peak. Good conditions, crowded.
Day 5: 12/15 Greek Peak
Day 6: 12/26 Greek Peak
Day 7: 1/13 Greek Peak
Day 8: 1/18 Hunter Mountain - pre storm.
Day 9: 1/27 Greek Peak
Day 10: 2/1 Plattekill
Day 11: 2/2 Greek Peak- night skiing.
Day 12: 2/17 Greek Peak
Day 13: 2/19 Mont Tremblant
Day 14: 2/20 Mont Tremblant
Day 15: 2/21 Mont Tremblant
Day 16: 3/3 Swain
Day 17: 3/15 Greek Peak
Day 18: 4/14 Sugarbush
Day 19: 4/15 Sugarbush
That’s a wrap!
I've started too. May be the last winter I spend much time driving around the northeast during the ski season. Daughter's college choices are all part of the UNC system.
1: 11/19, Killington - Ikon
2: 11/21, Wachusett - with daughter :-)
3: 12/12, Loon - Ikon
4: 12/13, Wildcat & Attitash ($42 online)
5: 12/14, Bretton Woods ($22 special deal)
6-8: Dec. 15-17, Sunday River - Ikon
9: 12/19, Waterville Valley ($47 online)
10-13: Jan. 10-13, Massanutten, VA (Demo weekend Jan. 12-13, 6+ inch snowstorm Jan. 12-13)
14-20: Jan. 19-25, Taos - MCP & Ikon, Ski Week lessons
21-26: Feb. 3-8, Taos - MCP, Ski Week lessons
27-28: Feb. 17-18, Grand Targhee - Powder Day! 14 inches
29-31: Feb. 19-21, Bridger Bowl - private lesson, Powder Day! 9-20 inches depending on area
32-38: Feb. 22-28, Big Sky - MCP & Ikon, new snow most days, rented Soul 7HD last 3 days
39: March 6, Stratton - Ikon, first time
40: March 7, Wachusett - 2nd day of 3-Peat card
41: March 10, Tenney - 4+ inches of snow 9:00-1:00
42: March 11, Cannon - first time ($45 ticket from nearby motel)
43: March 12, Sunapee - Ladies Extravaganza, including demo day
44: March 13, Waterville Valley - BSSC free ticket voucher
45: March 14, Wachusett, 3rd day of 3-Peat card, spring conditions
46-47: April 2-3, Alta - 2:30-4:30 ticket, MCP #1
48: April 4, Deer Valley - first time, quit at 2pm because too warm, Ikon
49: April 5, Alta/Snowbird - Ikon
50: April 6, Alta - Demo Day, MCP #2
51-52: April 7-8, Alta - MCP 50%
53: April 9, Solitude - Ikon
54-56: April 10-12, Alta - Ikon/MCP, deep powder days, storm total 50 inches
57-58: April 13-15, Alta - Ikon/MCP
59: April 16, Solitude - Ikon, warm
60: April 17, Alta/Snowbird - Ikon, fresh snow
61-62: April 19, Alta - MCP, warm
I looked at my data from last year. I only skied 6 days before the new year. And that started on the 12th of Dec. Not looking good to match that this year, but there's still a few weeks. One storm could put that back on track.
20 Days 2 Brighton, UT
2 Solitude, UT
1 Snowbird, UT
1 Camelback, PA
1 Werfenweng, AT
1 Tauplitz, AT
1 Wurzeralm, AT
1 Hinterstoder, AT
1 Planneralm, AT
1 RIesneralm, AT
1 Hochkönig, AT
1 Zwölferhorn, AT
1 Pizol, CH
1 Savognin, CH
1 Bivio, CH
1 St. Moritz/Corviglia, CH
1 St. Moritz/Corvatsch, CH
1 St. Moritz/Diavolezza-Lagalb, CH
1. 11/17 - Gore opening day
2. 11/25 - Killington for the WC. Not a ski day but I'm counting it since we were in the mountains and we were watching skiing.
3. 12/1 - Gore first day with 3 year old on snow this year. She did conveyor 2 and done. Darkside with the older ones
4. 12/8 - Gore first day of Nysef and ski school
5. 12/9 - Gore
6. 12/14 - Gore I didn't ski but my oldest did so I'll track it for her
7. 12/15 - Gore fast and firm
8. 12/16 - Gore fast and firm