Seems most mountain are now putting out a really wet product to built bases. Even at 0 degrees I am hitting wet spots. I used to move early season with the guns and have a man made powder day wherever they were. Lately I have been avoiding them cause I'm afraid of getting me leg ripped off. I can see during the week when not much traffic is on the trails lay it down thick, but on the weekends seems like they should lighten it up if customers are going to be skiing it.
Anybody else been noticing that over the past couple of years?
Perhaps some places in the northeast are learning more about what works during early season that helps extend the season after early March?
At Massanutten, the early season snowmaking product has been wetter snow every since I started noticing about a dozen years ago. Needed a solid base just to survive the inevitable January thaw. Sometimes had slopes open with only 10-15 inches. Remember man-made snow is the only reason there is a full-season (mid-Dec to mid-March) in northern VA.