A buddy and I made the snowy trip up 219 to Snowshoe early yesterday morning. We skied from 9 til noon in order to make it back to class by 2.
Our first 3 runs were on the main side underneath the Ballhooter and Grabhammer lifts. Each run was always at least boot deep and often times knee deep. And boy was it light and fluffy!! We wanted to make it over to the new stuff by the Widowmaker lift, but the Ballhooter lift was closed, so we decided to try out the Western Territory. Our first run was down Cupp. Upper Cupp basically sucked. They were blowing snow and we couldn't find fresh snow anywhere. Lower Cupp was pretty good. A little choppy, but still lots of fun. Upper Shay was spectacular. Both the left and right sides were full of knee deep.
After 2 more runs on Upper Shays (to lower Cupp) we ventured over to the stuff by the Widowmaker lift. Both of the 2 new runs were a lot of fun. The glades on Sawmill were fun and interesting, as there was a lot of scraped ice transitioning right into knee deep powder. A little too tricky for this skier's ability.
Anyway, after several there we headed back over and made some more runs under Ballhooter and got off the mountain before 12:30. Despite the slow drivers on the way back, we walked into lecture while the prof was still on her title slide!
Here are a few from the day. Didn't get many. Was too busy!
One from the drive
And one from the iPhone http://www.vimeo.com/8593721