Sugarbush, Day One

bmwskierbmwskier expert
in Trip Reports Posts: 539
Ok, so I knew today was going to be a good day, and geezum--- it sure was. Had the new boots on, (though they need work), started off sunny and then got some snow, and then finished sunny at the end. Even got to chase some groomers down so I got the good corduroy! 

First trip up was to do trail checks. We spin Super Bravo first on the LP side. I, unfortunately, got the traverses, so it was a bit of slogging, but so it goes. Birdland looked incredible as did Jester, though they only groomed half of lower Grinder. Once done, two of us headed for Eden between Spring Fling and Snowball and for mid March woods skiing, it was phenomenal. It was clear how much of an impact all of the snow had over the past few days. It was skied in but very soft. i didn't hear my edges once all day. 

Duty station was North Lynx. Got up top and had to check out Pushover (nice carving) and First Time (basic beginners) all well-groomed and then had to escort the two groomers left on Sleeper back to the barn. Once they were safely tucked away, the public was up and at em. 

Long lines, full parking lot, but the lines moved along nicely. Birch and Sunrise bumped up quickly (see photos) and I got called away for duty once. At that point we even got some snow showers-- adding to the mid winter feel. I rode up with quite a few people from New Jersey, who had skipped out of work to spend the past two days getting turns in while the snow was good. Also with some people from around the area who were excited to be skiing so well so late in the season. 

Tomorrow, I'm working off of Heaven's Gate, so I will post more then. 
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Comments

  • lotsoskiinglotsoskiing expert
    Posts: 1,146
    North Lynx is a great pod. Nice sun, 3 good trails, plus terrific woods skier's right of Birch Run (the Orchard). Plus access to Slide Brook. And tends to be far less crowded than the rest of LP.

    I hope you get over to Mt. Ellen. Completely different vibe and big, with lots of trees, steeps and cruising, and far fewer people.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,251
    Beautiful postcard like pictures!
    Thanks!
  • bmwskierbmwskier expert
    Posts: 539
    I asked about MEllen for tomorrow. Unfortunately, the crowds were tending towards LP so that's where I have to be. I agree-- love MEllens vibe-- very old school. Did my first runs way back when when. 

    Slide Brook was busy. We were watching group after group head into the woods even as late as 3:45 (not good) and from what I heard, Castlerock was incredible though the line was 20 minutes long. 

    Thanks for the photo compliments! I'll post more tomorrow!
    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 2,131
    Wow!
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