Went for my normal Sunday afternoon season pass holder stint at Wintergreen. Here is the lowdown:
Crowds were ginormous and parking was a bit of an adventure.
Check out this pic of the Quad over on Big Acorn...that was about a 15 minute wait. The Blue Ridge Express 6-Pack looked even worse so I avoided it all day and took the Triple lift when I needed to go back up top.http://flickr.com/photos/nygrk/3232128417/
Here is the interesting thing though...that's Sunrise with Big Acorn in the background...what do you see? One person? Now look at these pics of Tyro and Big Acorn from above.http://flickr.com/photos/nygrk/3232977486/ http://flickr.com/photos/nygrk/3232977688/
WTH is everyone? They were on Dobie, Diamond, Eagles Swoop and the cross trails. Everything else was manageable I thought. Having all the terrain open made a huge difference.
Highlands was the same with almost no lift lines.
As for the snow, it must have started off pretty nice but of course by the time I got there several trails were degraded. Besides the above mentioned, Tyro had been ground down as if by a Zamboni right down the center. The sides were okay but I need more room than that!
However, Big Acorn stayed very nice all day thanks to constant snow making.
Here is a rare clip of Junior Ski Partner on Big Acorn:http://vimeo.com/2988141
Now heres what Lower Eagles Swoop and the line at the quad look like on a weekday:http://vimeo.com/2988160
PS: Patrol was out in force on Sunday which was good. If you look hard through the snow you can see what looks like a conga line coming down the hill at him. http://flickr.com/photos/nygrk/3232977270/
Can anyone tell me how to make Flickr images display without the links? I tried Picasa on my own website and that does not work either.