I just want to comment on the new run layout here. They have widened some of the heavily traveled runs, gotten rid of a bunch of pass thrus and fenced off the Spruce Glades terrain park. The missing pass thrus can be disconcerting since we use those to travel from north to south across the basin side, so now its not so easy to get to Ballhooter lift. The run that used to be on the left side of terrain park is gone and is now incorporated into the park. All in all the improvements are good. The changes in the traffic patterns should help a lot in keeping the greenies from accidently straying onto blue runs.
Having lots of fun! Wish you were here!!!
Snow-wise is is unbeatable. The new lift tickets include night skiing too, and it was made retroactive for those of us with season passes.
The disappointing part, for those of us who enjoy the amenities other than the snow, has been the drop in service in the restaurants owned by Snowshoe. The two main privately owned places, Red Fox and Foxfire, maintain their excellent service and cuisine. If anyone wants to experience first-class service and food, go to the Red Fox. However, the Intrawest-owned restaurants have become expensive McDonalds.
I feel for all those people up there for the holidays. It was starting to reach 'zoo' status when we left SS at noon today. I wonder where they are all going to eat? My crystal ball sees a whole lot of hungry, unhappy people.