Ragged 1/28/2018

With not much skiable natural snow in the region, Ragged was a good choice for today. They had an excellent variety of terrain open across both mountains and excellent cover on all open trails. Trails that had been groomed soon before opening had a good surface right away, but other trails were a bit icy to start the day. Things softened up throughout the day, but there will still ice patches on many trails. The mountain was crowded and there was usually a line of 1-2 minutes on the Spear Mountain Quad, 2-3 minutes on the Summit Express, and 2-3 minutes on the Barnyard Triple. However, the trails spread out the crowds well and it was never too much of a madhouse on the way down. It was a warm day and temperatures stayed in the upper thirties throughout most of the day with little wind. It's amazing how quick the high speed lifts will get you to the top of either mountain (less than 5 min each) which means you can get many, many runs in during a full day. Birches remains one of my favorites there with a good pitch and a fun double fall line. My hand must've been shaky today because many photos are blurry, sorry about that.

Base AreaimageSpear MountainimageSummit Six PackimageSummit Six PackimageShowboatimageSpear Mountain QuadimageSpear Mountain QuadimageBarnyard TripleimageBarnyard and Barnyard TripleimageTop of the Former Northeast Peak DoubleimageSummit Six PackimageSummit Six PackimageDouble Fall Line on BirchesimageSummit Six Pack and ExhibitionimageSummit Six PackimageSki Patrol Building & Blueberry PatchimageJump on Wild SideimageWild Side Terrain Parkimage
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- Sam

Comments

  • Good work Sam!
  • Nice report once again.
    Wait a minute...you consider a line of 2-3 minutes crowded?? Come on over to Mt Snow or Sunapee on a Saturday and I'll show you a proper lift line.
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  • ski_it said:

    Nice report once again.
    Wait a minute...you consider a line of 2-3 minutes crowded?? Come on over to Mt Snow or Sunapee on a Saturday and I'll show you a proper lift line.


    Those are the only lines I've waited in all season, except at Bradford, but I do remember that lines at Sunapee are horrific.
    - Sam
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