Windham Conditions

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Brownski Brownski
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Overcast, about 33 or 34 degrees I'd guess. Snow is good though
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The biggest benefit of having your company's drivers represented by the Teamsters? You end up shutting down for EVERY possible holiday, including Lincoln's Birthday. So I get a nice day of hot laps and no crowds every year around this time.




There was a lot of old fashioned EC boiler plate. They must have been short staffed or got a late start grooming cause there were cats all over the place all morning. Certainly they had some crazy temperature swings to deal with over the weekend. That may have contributed to a late start.



A lot  of what was groomed was left chunky or uneven.



A patroller picking up trash under the lift




Lunch



Is pretty crazy how fast conditions can change around here. Hopefully, things improve soon.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
brooklynrob brooklynrob
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Writing from the bus. More later. Short story is good day at Windham but I have no idea how the mountain stays open after the mid week thaw and rain.

We actually did this one day on bus today in lieu of a planned 3 day Gore run starting tomorrow that all in would have been 5x - 6x with hotel, rental car, and meals. Disaster averted on those plans.

So bummed by this weather. For those of us in the city who can't pop up for a single day midweek this winter has been tragic.
brooklynrob brooklynrob
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Returned to Windham yesterday.

Boy, what a difference a couple weeks and two snow storms makes. Went Saturday (3/10) to Windham and the conditions were fantastic. Still some untracked on the sides and lots of fresh to be had in the trees, which I spent part of the day exploring (note to Windham -- there are a couple really natural places in the mountain to do some light clearing on to turn into more accessible glade areas that would really add a ton to the mountain). The Whataride glades were in great shape, and there were a ton of tree runs to be had between Lower Wolverine and Lower Wipeout. Got caught in knee+ deep snow in trees between Mini Park and Wapeka run when I didn't fully commit and lost speed. And a top of Lower Wipeout there is a nice tree run that starts with a little bridge over a stream thing before wrapping through the trees for about 100'.

A couple icy spots from high traffic (e.g., Upper Whistler) or wind (top of Wing'N It, top of Upper Wheelchair) or both (headwall of Windfall). FYI, I heard from ski patrol that they believe plan is to keep the two bumped out under the lift runs (Wing'N it and Wheelchair) bumped out for now -- not going to groom them down. Ski patrol also said Windham's conditions right now are best they have seen in 5 years, and I'd have to agree it's in great shape. If they get another 3-4" this week as they looks they might next weekend should be really great too.

Was great to finally ride Wayout and Upper Wipeout and worth the transverse walk on Wide Connection -- never had seen them open.

Side note: Took me 4 trips to notice all the train names begin with W.
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Did not take pics yesterday at Windham but did grab this -- it's the top of Wheelchair under the wheelchair double lift around midday


TomCat TomCat
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Conditions were great there yesterday 3/26. If you can get there before they close, I recommend it.

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