WinterG or Mass. Thurs. 1/15
January 18, 2009
Day trip to one or the other Tom. Never been to either.
Will hit both eventually, just wondering about Thurs. conditions and the ease of just making laps, from those with recent exp.
BTW was at the 'shoe last Friday and it was fabulous, great snow, no lines, few folks, blue bird day.
Thanks in advance
Wintergreenresort.com shows good trail openings tomorrow. Terrain to crowd ratio should be good. Cannot speak to Mass though.
Wherever you go, as Chad notes, bring your warm clothes!
I'll be at WTG tomorrow, doing laps on Cliffhanger, Devil's Elbow, and lower Turkey. Probably spend some time on the Big Acorn side as well (want to take a few runs on Tyro for sure). Give a holler if you see me, I'll be in a blue/gray shell, black pants, and blue helmet with a cam on top (testing that for my trip next week). Probably be on brown/orange Head iM78 skis or green Head iM82 skis.
I will be in Red jacket, grey helmet, black pants, red Rossi skis. I will venture onto the highlands but probably not for too long. Mostly over in Blue country. Same here...give a holler if you see me.
A real toss up. If there is still only one route down the Highlands at WG, I'd be inclined to go to M'nut. Assuming driving distance is about the same. The parking at M'nut is less of a hassle.
I doubt you'll wait on any lift lines either place.
Thanks folks, will decide in the AM. prolly WG, about 1.5hrs to either.
Tline is about 4hrs, perhaps next week. If someone would have told me a few years ago I'd be be making day trips with these distances for turns, would have told them I'd stop first. Well I did, till now.
Old fella on long skinny tele's, usually resting enjoying the view mid run
Ended up at WG. Great decision, fantastic day. First time there and it left a lasting impression. Snow was awesome, blue bird day, thru the blowing snow, and genuinely friendly folks and staff as well. Most everyone I rode the chairs, including off duty staff were very helpful. Had the same feel as my small local hills I ride back home when not wanting to deal with the WE/holiday issues at the resorts. Actually met a young collage student that worked at the mountain 20 mins form home. Initially put off via them closing the Highlands after a few runs due to ice build up from the snow guns, They opened back up a short time later. Chatted up the Jamaican help in the warming hut and a retired couple from PA. They directed me to the other side so I could work on some skills and drills. While enjoying the view, resting, skier in bondage, heel locked down, stopped to ask if I was having a good day. We chatted a bit about my vintage, skinny, little side cut ski's and asked me to follow him. Turns out he worked there and handed me his personal ski's and told me to try them for a bit and just leave them in the Tree-house when i was through. Amazing, this was a total stranger. On the lookout for shorter shaped ski's now. Less work, know what it feels like to have rebound and pop in the turns.
Next time your your there and want some tune up tips, ask for Jess, 30 years as a teacher now works there year round.