Ragged Mountain 12/13/2017

Today was an amazing powder day at Ragged! They received over a foot of snow from the last storm and it was still snowing when I pulled in. They opened with two groomed routes down which were Blueberry Patch > Chute > Wild Ride and Blueberry Patch > Wild Side > Wild Ride and Raggae Glades > Pines were also open on natural snow. The first few runs through the glades were excellent with plenty of untracked and bottomless lines avalible. Later, it got more tracked out, but was still fun. The groomed runs skied very well and there was none of the scraping that you almost always hear. Later Upper Ridge was groomed and opened and Upper Crew Cut was opened in its natural state. The snow light and dry, but was also deep enough that you rarely hit anything below, even with minimal base. Lift lines were minimal and were never more than two chairs long or so. Snow in the morning gave way to a partly sunny, windy, and cold day, but the open trails were protected from the wind. They were also making snow at various locations around the mountain, but only in a few locations on open trails. This was one of the best powder days I've seen in a while and I'm sure this storm has helped open more terrain across northern New England.

Base AreaimageVillage GreenimageSummit Six-PackimageBase AreaimageBase AreaimageBase AreaimageSummit Six-Pack and Spear Mountain QuadimageSummit Six-PackimageRaggae GladesimageRaggae GladesimagePowder-Covered SkisimageRaggae GladesimageSummit AreaimageSummit Six-PackimageBlueberry PatchimageSummit AreaimageWild RideimageRemains of the Village Green DoubleimageSummit Six-PackimageSpear Mountain Quad from the Summit Six-PackimageSummit Six-PackimageSummit Six-PackimageSunnysideimageRemains of the Northeast Peak DoubleimageWild RideimageUpper RidgeimageUpper Crew CutimageUpper Crew CutimageUpper RidgeimageLate in the Day on Pinesimage
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- Sam

Comments

  • Looks great!  Thanks for the report.  I have not been there in maybe 25 years.  I'll need to check it out again soon.
  • looks amazing - so jealous of a powder day!!!
  • edited December 2017
    becca_m said:

    looks amazing - so jealous of a powder day!!!

    +1 great report. Looks crowded ;)
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • edited December 2017
    ski_it said:

    becca_m said:

    looks amazing - so jealous of a powder day!!!

    +1 great report. Looks crowded ;)

    There was actually a line for first chair. Also, after 12:30 or so, it did become a bit more crowded when schools started showing up.
    - Sam
  • Those pics look fantastic. You are blessed to be able to ski New England like you can!
  • I remember an early season powder day at Ragged, I'm thinking 2004.  While the skiing was awesome, one had to keep a constant watch for the water bars which were not packed in.
  • You, sir, are a wonderful person.  Not sure I could've been so generous with my time to stop and take so many pics on such a powder day.  Ragged is where I skied the most as a kid, and literally whenever I dream about skiing, Ragged is always the locale.  Glad you had a great day!
  • Great pics and report.

    Nice to see the snow covered hills.
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • Picture king
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