Skiing at Snowshoe was a blast today. I am not much of a writer, but here is a little bit about my day.
After forking over 50 of my hard earned dollars (poor college student rant) at Top of the World, I cut down the left of the new lift and headed down to the Ballhooter lift. Right from the beginning I enjoyed some nice packed powder, and the slopes weren't too crowded. After getting back up to the top I decided to ski down to the Soaring Eagle Lift so I could go up and make a few runs on the new trail. Sawmill was interesting to say the least. First of all it wasn't groomed, which is good right?? 10 inches of chopped powder right? Wrong! There were actually some really nice soft moguls, which skied pretty good. Now to the interesting part.....Snowshoe did NOT do a good job marking this trail as expert AND ungroomed for today. There were people on the trail that shouldn't even be on blues, let alone a black with moguls. It was a mess, because each gaper that came over brought about 3 of his gaper buddies too. Needless to say I feared for my life because of out of control skiers flying every which way, bouncing off moguls and running into people. But did I mention that other than the 4,000 people I really enjoyed skiing that trail (other than the Salamanderish run out at the bottom). I also should mention that the gladed run the right on Sawmill looks awesome too. I was very impressed!!
The rest of the day I spent making laps down Skipjack and the terrain park, as the snow on them was WONDERFUL (and the crowds were minimal). Overall I would say that today's skiing was very good. The conditions couldn't have been better and lift lines weren't too bad either. I guess the hard earned 50 dollars of mine was well spent!!
In the trees
Looking back up at Sawmill
Yes, the Western Territory is still CLOSED
Lots of snowmaking EVERYWHERE
Crunchy or Andy..Anyone bring the ice pole??
I LOVE the view from Top of the World!