Saturday, April 10, 2010

Killington - April 2010

Spring skiing at it's finest! 120 trails, 75/80 degrees, bikinis, tank tops, shorts and T-shirts. And cold Long Trail IPA to end the day. Our after lunch runs on Saturday have been named "the double diamond tour". We hit soft bumps on Big Dipper (glade), Double Dipper, Downdraft, Cascade, Escapade, Flume, and Ovation (up and low).

We parked trail side and tailgated at the end of the day near Snowdon Triple.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Utah - Solitude in March, 2010

Another year and another sunny week in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Again we hit the slopes with spring conditions. It snowed the week before we got there so there was plenty of the white stuff. (It also dumped for weeks after we left.) We are having a tough time catching powder. I'll be posting my resort guide shortly.

Honeycomb canyon is beautiful. Solitude has some real awesome terrain. It takes a day to get used to "how" it is set up. At first, the lifts seem to be in odd places, but after a day out there the puzzle of Solitude became quite clear. So be patient and give yourself a couple days. The Inn at Solitude village was real nice. For the price, they should include the lift tickets. See my full report.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sugarbush Group Trip January 2010

Can you say cold? It was bitter in early January at Sugarbush. Temps in the single digits at high noon. Conditions were mixed with the glades having the best conditions. It snowed hard the week before but those northeast winds blew it into the woods. Exposed trails were, well lets just say ice is an under statement. Rime coated all the upper mountain lifts. On the positive side, Sugarbush resort was trying hard to get some snow on the bad spots. (fyi, camera date is wrong on pic)
....more to come.