Mount Abram 4/7/2018

edited April 8 in Trip Reports Posts: 2,349
There was a little bit of both winter and spring today at Mount Abram. When the lifts opened at 9:00, there was 4-6 inches of fresh powder on top of a hardpacked, but not icy base. The first few runs were simply amazing, the new snow was very dry and the snow blew everywhere. It was impossible to do a run without getting covered in powder and the base underneath made it even more fun. Later in the day the sun warmed things up and the powder day turned into a bluebird day of soft spring skiing with excellent moguls and hero snow. There was a moderate crowd, but almost never a wait for the lift. Every trail was open, with the exception of the Westside, which has closed for the season. The T-bar had also closed for the season and some Ts on the uphill side had been removed to make it easier to ski the line. Some exposed trails and woods areas had very thin cover in places and caution was needed. However, there were more trails and glades with excellent cover which were fun to ski fast. Fractured Fairytails had perfect moguls and, if skied top to bottom, was quite the challenge and workout. It's hard to believe that it's April with the new snow and so much already on the ground, but unfortunately they will be closing tomorrow for the season.

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- Sam
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Comments

  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 2,245
    Fantastic as usual Sam!
    While I am inside watching the Masters you are grabbing some white glorious fresh spring snow.
    Something about Maine and those "smaller" non big name areas, way to share it!
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 2,116
    Wow, you pulled a rabbit out of a  hat! April powder
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • JimKJimK advanced
    edited April 9 Posts: 261
    So white for April!!  Thanks for sharing.
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
    Posts: 267
    Wow, NewEnglandSkier13, what a day at Mt. Abram!  

    The snow, the sky, and April skiing.  I skied a day there three years ago and really enjoyed the layout, runs, and conditions.  Well worth spending some time there.

    Thanks for the report and photos.

    Woody
  • bubblecufferbubblecuffer advanced
    Posts: 301
    Excellent shots.  Good coverage.  Sunday River has to be stellar right now.
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