Granite Gorge Presidents Day, 2/20/2017
I headed west for a half day session on President's Day at Granite Gorge with the thinking that with the recent thaw/freeze, staying local would be the best play. First time visitor.
Pulled into the parking lot a bit after 11, and was greeted by the GM (Owner??) and had a nice chat about business levels, and the Freedom Pass, which I was skiing on. Very pleasant welcome to the hill. They seem to do things right. He stated that he loves the pass and being affiliated with other ski areas, and discussed how he got involved with the pass after a call from Dartmouth Skiway Management.
It only took seconds to get my ticket in the lodge, great service, and onto the lift. It was ski on all day, or a couple chair wait at the most, and all the staff was great.
The skiing was firm, but good and edge-able, with everything in play. As the day went on the natural trails softened a bit, and no one was on them. GG has a wide variety of trails-some groomed, lots of naturals, a couple short steeps, and a few gladed areas. Something for everyone for a 400-500 vertical hill. It was a fun day at a local hill for sure. Some pics to follow of the Borvig double, and some trails.