Firsthand Report: Roundtop Mountain
By Ed Fowler, Guest Contributor

Sunday, January 11, 2015 was a beautiful day on the slopes at Roundtop Mountain Resort. The Mountain was 100% open with all lifts in operation. Tubing was open. The surface was packed powder / powder. A Mega Demo Day was held allowing anyone with ID and major credit card to demo skis and snowboards for a few runs. The longest wait for the main Minuteman quad chairlift was three minutes, and friendly staff were on hand at the free ski/board check.

Demo Day at Roundtop on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Photo by Ed Fowler.

The first in a series of rail jams, the Ultimate Throw Down, was held. Performance at all three events will put you in the running for some BIG prizes! Three divisions include Open (bigger prizes, bigger stakes), Amateur (for casual skiers/riders), and Women’s (this one’s for the girls). Next event in the series is the Ryan Rail Jam at Liberty Mountain Resort. Watching these riders is always a treat. Roundtop offers an additional GROM series for participants 13 year olds and under.

Roundtop is now 100% open. Photo by Ed Fowler.

NASTAR racing was held from 12 to 3 pm. 30 racers participated. The lift goes right above the course on Exhibition, which offers an awesome view. NASTAR is held Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. If you can ski or board a blue run, you can try NASTAR racing.

NASTAR racing at Roundtop. Photo by Ed Fowler.
Light crowds on a beautiful day. Photo by Ed Fowler.

Another great day on the slopes, sweet snow, blue sky, and happy smiling faces. Need a calendar with jams, racing, events combined for Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail? has you covered.

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About the Author

Ed Fowler has been skiing in the area for over 19 years, runs a Night Pass Program (, and is Captain of Zardoz Renegades race team.

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