Ran down to Rountop last night for a quick post-wknd ski. Wanted to review a trick or two I picked up at WhiteGrass on Saturday, and I had a hunch that conditions might be good.
Well, my hunch played out. Roundtop was skiing very well last night. Very carvable, cornish conditions on all the slopes I hit, temps didn't fall while I was there, so the soft stuff never locked up. Top of Ramrod has good cover, only spotted one or two patches of truely shiney, really hard stuff. Skier's right along the fence held the best snow as usual, but it can be a tight line. Upper Gunbarrel was in decent shape, had some fun working on technical skills off the top. Still some really nice edgable snow up there. But, there is one rather large rock on skier's left that's been scraped clean, and it sits in a shadow, grrrr.
Currently, no bump runs established, imagine they've groomed them out in anticipation of the shot of rain that's coming. The Leap was getting a little lumpy on the lower portion, but not what I'd called bumped up. And I found a sweet little line at the top of Susquehanna, skier's left, tight to the little pines.
There were no crowds to speak of, a short busy spell between 7 & 8 when there was about a four chair wait, otherwise it was skiing right onto the chair. Was a great night to work on some skills and make turns of all shapes and sizes, fast deep carves or short swing edgesets, it was alllll good.