This board needs more trip reports, so here goes.
- Sunday: brutally icy and windy. the groomers went out early before temperatures plummeted. snowguns blazed all day. all jokes about the ice coast apply. skied all day.
- Monday: brutally cold and windy. Less icy. about two inches of snow at least makes it look like a ski resort. skied all day.
- Tuesday: really quite nice. A little icy but mixed in with man-made powder spots. Sometimes bluebird, sometimes overcast and cold. skied all day.
I am reminded again what a wonderful little area is the Silver Creek. Give that place another 400' of vertical and it would be truly special (in a regional sort of way). Today, it showed the best conditions and by far least crowds, and that lovely trail design. This is a typical crowd on bear claw:
of course cup run was not bad either:
This was taken with Skier219 standing beside me. I would have taken a picture of him actually skiing but I could never get in front of him. In fact, about 3/4 down this photo I found myself sliding backwards and then searching for my ski in the woods, leaving Skier219 plenty of time to read a novella or two while waiting for me to make my way down. After four runs, we returned to Camp99 and Sawmill so I could show off my refined ice skills. Truly, it was a great break from the multi family mess to ski a few hours with Craig, thanks very much.
I would say its a great time to come up to Snowshoe since they have a near record number of slopes open at this time, but the next week forecast is not good. However, other than the questionable grooming on Saturday night, I could find nothing to complain about. It was a very good trip.