Mt Snow 12/30 and 12/31/16
12/30 The vacation crowd did NOT miss out on the Friday powder day. The Mt reported 10" overnight and another 3" during the day on Friday. This was accurate. Crowds were crazy and my family added to the mayhem. My daughter came up with friends for the day so we maxed out our buddy ticket purchases on Friday. Wind holds played a part on Friday - North Face and Sunbrook never opened. Carinthia / Nitro express had the shorter lift waits although the lift management there was poor. I noted 5 of 6 chairs loading with less than 4 while we waited and some coral ropes got trampled and were never reset. I am not a whiner on a powder day but I don't like apathy either. It could and should have been better at Carinthia. In the afternoon, it got a bit colder and the crowds began to disperse. I got a nice run down Hop with my daughter. I never went near the bluebird.
12/31 a much saner/better day today. Crowds got normalized. North Face and Sunbrook ran. Wind blown powder stashes were found. Woods were in play in places. The natural runs, Hop, Uncles and Shootout on the main face skied beautifully. Olympic on North Face was as good as it gets. Most fun I had was on Big Dipper from top of Sunbrook. Deep wind blown on skiers right was perfect. Real solid day of skiing today.
Hop on Friday
Big Dipper on Sunbrook
Olympic on North Face looking up
Olympic looking down
Riding the Outpost on North Face