So, guys, how were your skiing experiences this weekend?
Here was ours:
Skiing Saturday: Wet and cold! We all were soaked. That said, the rain kept most trails from icing up, and so we had a good time on everything except OTW, which was full of ice-moguls. It was more survival than fun, so we decided to stick to the other trails for the rest of the day.
The Drop was excellent, perfect for hi-speed ripping. We even got my mom to go down it, a definite plus
. WL was also fun to rip. Needless to say, if you saw three guys going fairly fast down the trails, it was probably jon, dad, and I . This conversation sums it up:
Person who i shall not name: It was really wet and cold today!
Mom: Conditions were Great!
THe plus was that there were few people there, so we almost never waited at all (we rode the sliver queen chair). We looked for your boyscout troupe,pagamony, but there were at least 2 or 3 different ones on the mountain. FWIW: timberline offers group lodges for groups like boyscouts, and even provides meals.
Came back out later that night for some night skiing and telemark practice. Since Timberline did not open any of thier advanced lit trails, we had to stick to Almost Heaven and Dew Drop from the top. I'm not sure why they do this, maybe it has to do with saving snow.
After Church, we bought one ride tickets up the canaan lift, and cross countried out to the pipeline cut that runs from bald knob into Dolly Sods. There was a decent amount of snow up there, and we got some powder turns.
1) Skiing is FUN, no matter what the weather
2) Timberline has improved thier snowmaking
3) Barring any sort of thaw, next week should be great for those who have planned trips!
(I'll post pics if I can find my camera-computer cable)