I usually only go to SS once some challenging tails open but I'm thinking of making an early trip. I usually park at Top of the Mountain or Silver Creek. Since TOTM doesn't have any connecting trails yet, any recommendations where I could park on a day trip close to the open trails?
I usually park right across the street from the Brigham Center. Its usually for guests only but when they don't have connectors open from TOTW they usually let you park there. If not, you may have to catch a bus from TOTW.
JR is right. When I was at SS last Saturday there were no trails open at TOTW. I drove down to the big parking lot across from the Brigham Center and parked there. As JR said, when there is skiing at TOTW, the lot across from the Brigham Center is reserved for overnight guests.
According to Snowshoe's 'Whats New' page ...
Mountaintop Walking Trail
Connecting the Top of the World to the Village and on to Camp Four, Snowshoe now features a lighted, paved walking trail to make getting around the resort easy.
Would that help you?
I'm not so sure I'd want to walk a trail from TOTW with the typical wind conditions they can get up there.
Basically you either 1) park at TOTW and shuttle down to Shavers Center, 2) park at Silver Creek and shuttle up (or stay there and ski), 3) You may be able to pay to park at Mountain Lodge and avoid the shuttleing.
Since the parking and check-in is now focused at TOTW, they will be hammering the flume with manmade and getting it up asap. Would not be surpised if they get the upper and mid flumes open this weekend.
There really wouldn't be any reason to open Flume without opening Hootenanny since there wouldn't be a way to get back to your car without it.
Snowshoe just put up a new interactive trail map on their website with descriptions for each trail. Its pretty neat so check it out.
That's true - maybe they will have them both open this weekend - let's hope for the first real dump on Saturday.