Black Mountain 1/14/2018

edited January 15 in Trip Reports Posts: 2,179
The thaw was definitely over today; temperatures were in the negatives and single digits throughout the day at Black. It was a beautiful bluebird day with no wind and not a cloud in the sky. Black weathered the thaw relatively well and trails which had snow made on them mostly retained a good base. Natural trails didn't fair so well and were left with many washouts and bare patches. All of the terrain which was officially open was groomed and the groomers did an excellent job preparing the snow surface. Ungroomed areas were rock-hard and not officially opened. The summit was open and both chairs were spinning, along with the rope tow. There was a decent crowd there, especially for Black, but there were often no lines at the lifts. They were setting up snow guns all day and they were ready to begin resurfacing. It was good to see that the damage was not catastrophic and hopefully the thaw is done for the season.

Base AreaimageEast Bowl TripleimageGroomingimageEast Bowl Triple & Jackson StandardimageEast Bowl Triple & Jackson StandardimageSummit DoubleimageJackson StandardimageEast Bowl TripleimageBase AreaimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageSummit Double Crossing Platter PullimageApproaching Mid-StationimageMid-Station & Top of TripleimageSummit DoubleimageSummit DoubleimageMount WashingtonimageThin Cover on Maple SlalomimageView from the LookoutimageSunset on Last Run from Upper Maple Slalomimage
- Sam

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Luscious
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    Does that Mueller double have Riblet chairs on it?
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    Does that Mueller double have Riblet chairs on it?


    It does and the insert grips make for a very smooth ride. Look closely at the first photo and you can see two of the original Mueller center-pole chairs sitting on the deck.
    - Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Ibrake4tbars, in a week from now you will be dreaming of all the center pole Riblet quads you rode
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Man you have good camera Sam
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Ok now a little fun
    I see a second person in the chair in the shadow, couldn't be njskibabe?
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
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    great report & photos!

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