Wednesday, November 23rd was Stowe's opening day with top to bottom skiing on Lord & a few other trails on the newl ForeRunner Quad chair. Great manmade base that was superbly enhanced by 9-11 inches of fresh wet snow. that was falling all day. No crowds, no ice & simply one of the best eastern opening days that I can remember.
Thursday, Novermber 24 was Sugarbush's day to open. No top to bottom yet due to warm temps, but the foot of new snow was not groomed and my legs got a real workout in the heavy snow on Jester, Allyn's Traverse & Downspout. Crowded only for a bit at 10 am, but opening day was like a midwinter morning after a decent dump, just a bit warmer & still in November, Climbing up the hill to download onSugar Bravo back to the base was the only downside, but I was out skiing, so all was good.
Skied my Bonafides's both days, but conditions were such that I could have opted for my newly mounted DPS Wailer bananas, especially at Stowe, whcih seemed to have better deeper overall trail coverage.