Speaking of conditions at Liberty, Wow! -- was it ever great last night! Four inches of fresh powder coming down fast! It was coming down so hard at one point, I couldn't see the chair in front of me on the lift! Since I just learned how to ski last year, I had never skied on fresh powder before. Now that's some skiing!! Anyone else go skiing in our little winter storm yesterday evening?
The snow started around 2 PM and dumped about 8 inches (!!!) by the time we left at 8 PM.
Much of the crowd bailed out in the late afternoon, leaving the best to last. To be precise, most people TRIED to leave in the afternoon, but were delayed because of two separate (but simultaneous) multiple car fenderbenders blocking the exits of the parking lot.
Anyway, it was fantastic. One of the people I went up with is a PSIA cert Nordic instructor. I was on my 10ex's and he was on telemark gear, and he and I were able to do powder-8's on the edges of a couple of the runs. Skier traffic was so light that they didn't get tracked over for at least one lift ride. This was the first time in my 30 years of skiing that I was ever able to do powder-8's in the mid-Atlantic!
On the drive back home, we saw how quickly the snow depth decreased as we went east. By the time we got to Hagerstown, the depth looked like only 4-5 inches and decreased steadily to Frederick and into Montgomery Cnty. It was clearly a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Tom / PM
I think there were only about 12 people there to enjoy the great conditions too!!! Gotta love standing at the top of a slope and not seeing another person on it!