There was plenty of snow at Winterplace last weekend. Had a great time skiing in the warm weather with the girls this weekend. In between ski sessions on Sat, we squeezed in hiking and horseback riding at Pipestem State Park. We were staying in a nice 2BR cottage there, only $100/night.
We skied Sat morning and evening, and Sun morning. Everything softened up well before 10am, even with the time change. Some lines were building when we left Sat around 11:30. It was starting to get too soft and very slow by then. No crowds when we got back at 5pm. After it cooled down to the low 60's, the snow was perfect for Woods Run under the lights and moonlight. We were also on Drop Off, which is nominally a black. The bonus was that Marz Jr's friend's non-skiing mother could see most of Drop Off from the Mountain House deck.
Very few people around Sun morning even though some Boy Scout troops and their families were around. A little icy at 8:30 (7:30 EST), but fine by 9:30 since it warmed up so fast. It was 73 degrees when we left at 1pm.
I may well be back at Wplace on Sat. They are predicting 1-3 inches of snow for Thu night!
Sat, March 7 - temps in the 60's
No one around before 9:00am
view in front of Mountain House, Plunge on far left
The way over from the main lodge. Tubing was pretty slow during the day.
Bumps on Turkey Chute. Was closed on Sun morning, all ice I guess.
Headed towards Snow Bowl
Top of Plunge. Woods Run if go right.
View of tubing and Mountain House from the top of Lift #3.
Lift #3 (triple)
Woods Run at 5pm