Today was a handsdown awesome day of skiing. It turned out to be a much better than I thought it would be. There was no more than 20 people (no exaggeration) skiing all day. Here is a small Trip Report with some pictures...Bear in mind this is my first report so please excuse any mishaps.
After arriving shortly before 9:00am it was 42 degrees and warming up by the minute. I did put on the ski pants that I normally wear (with nothing but shorts under them) but only wore a light zip-up fleece on top. We were quick to get on the slopes and I was surprised to see that things weren't as slushy as I thought they would be. The groomers must have been out last night because things were nice and smooth.
After lunch I took of my ski pants and pullover and opted for nothing but a t-shirt and shorts. As the day went on, the slopes that didn't have much base melted away quickly. As you can see from the pictures it started getting nasty. The cool thing was the 2-3 foot base on Squirrel Cage and The Face held good clean snow all day long. In the morning Squirrel Cage was nice and smooth and made for soft (kind of slow) GS turns all the way to the bottom. In the afternoon it had many piles of snow (which were fun to ski because they were so soft) because it was skied so much, not because there were a lot of people, but because with all of the other slopes melting like they were it was the only slope that people could legitimately ski. Moguls on The Face also provided for a good time throughout the entire day.
I ski Wisp all of the time and this was a trip unlike any other. Each time that I was there this year was unique. My only complaint about today (other than this massive sunburn I have now) is that all of the slopes on the East Ridge appeared to have enough snow to ski on, but all slopes were closed. Even though I couldn't ski Devil's Drop all day like I did in December, I had an absolute blast. Slush is still snow and any day spent on the snow beats the heck out of one spent anywhere else!!!
Check out some pics that I took throughout the day. Some turned out pretty good. (One of my buddy shows you why you should be careful when skiing in shorts and t-shirt.) http://community.webshots.com/album/549061962mfZrxf