SCWVA will add some pictures and fill in the details later but i just can't keep this in any longer what an incredible two and a half days.
So it all started last thursday when SCWVA posted this
on epic ski. Couple of PM's and phone calls and it's game on, final decision made at 2:00 pm Saturday afternoon. Scott and I decided to meet at Harrisburg International Airport, drop my car and head up to Vermont. Left HBG at 8:00 pm spent the nite just off I87 at Glen Falls and arrived at Stowe 10:00am Sunday.
Stowe's last day of the season was Sunday 4/20. They had two lifts, Forerunner and Gondola running. Decided to take a "warmup" run on Chin Clip. Jimmy learned two things on Chin Clip,
1. don't warm up on a bump run
2. SCWVA is a fantastic bump skier
I was amazed how much snow, deep snow was still on the ground. Snow conditions were spring, the day was sunny and the air was warm. It looked like the mountain hadn't been groomed for a week and they had plenty of terrain open, i don't remember seeing a closed trail off the forerunner quad. Six hours of skiing soft bumps and snow, had a short tailgate party in the lot and headed south to be closer to Mount Snow Monday.
Monday we got to work on time. The base was a lot thinner than Stowe but still plenty of snow. We headed over to North Face and spent the day there skiing everything, tho i chickened out on Ripcord. Scott did some pond skimming that was fun to watch. 2 o'clock turned into 3:30 we were having so much fun, kind of like once we quit, that's it and it will be a long time til December. Back to the main base, beers on the dec and on the road at 5:00.
Scott and I had met a couple of times but this was our first time to ski together. I've always believed that if you want to become a better skier, you should probably ski with better skiers when you get the chance. Scott, Thanks for the laughs, the you ski the bumps with your hands tip and for waiting for me at the bottom. Dale's loss = my gain. This was the latest i've skied in a season. Hope we do it again.