Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
actually are low angled wooods are way better than any groomed or bumped trail on the mountain right now, but personally if I had a full day off I would not be skiing at any resort in New england this weekend. If there is soft snow some where it must be skied and right now its a higher elevation than any resorts sit at.
I'll attest to this. Even at the resorts, the trees are holding it much better than the trails.
I went up north this week and did some touring in the higher greens. I was delighted to find ~5-6" of untouched blower on top of spongy, supportive and edgable crust in the lower angle protected trees. Right now it's all about finding shade and lee aspects if you want to find fresh pow, but you don't necessarily need to be at uber high points to find the freshness... But it does help if you can find places protected from the wind.
To the OP- if you want to avoid lines, go to either the VT Snowbowl or Magic. Both have a smaller feel, no lines and great terrain. The Snowbowl will have more of a base and less crust, but Magic is having it's Black Magic comp and torchlit parade this weekend, so that will be fun for sure!