After the EpicSki Northern Vermont gathering my son and I hung around Mad River Glen for another two ski days on March 6 and 7. We spent the first one with our trip companion Marcus (lurker here) from western PA, then the next day with BWPA and friend Diane from Stowe. The weather was mostly cloudy, but with decent visibility and high temps pushing 30 degrees both days. We saw no significant new snow during this time, but the surfaces at MRG were still pretty soft and nice, if also dappled with a fair amount of "polished rocks". Some of the less traveled glades contained very high quality snow. Zero crowds. We were using up a 3 of 4 day Liftopia ticket that cost $74 for each of us.
The base area at MRG is genius in its simplicity.
With his good knee swollen and his other rebuilt with a total knee replacement job in 2009 Marcus is a sexagenarian marvel and skied some very challenging MRG terrain with style and finesse.
Lots of elbow room midweek at MRG.
Marcus and Vince just below the single chair midstation.
Marcus has been a hardcore skier since the days of leather lace-up boots in the 1960s, but had never skied MRG before. He fell in love at first sight.
Marcus and Jamesj brown bagging it in the summit patrol shack.
Vince with Camel's Hump (el 4083') in the background.
Young MRG ski school group discussing whether to make another lap after cruising down double diamond Fall Line glade.
Vince, Diane, BWPA, Jamesj at MRG single chair summit
BWPA in his natural habitat
Diane enjoying great snow in the glades
Even a rock star gets a kick out of the single chair.