Just a quick update for anyone making plans for NY week.
I got to Cannon late in the day on Sat 12/28. From what I heard it had been very crowded (by Cannon standards) throughout the day, but at that point every lift was ski on and the tram was only about 1/4 full. But even with light loads in the lifts the trails were surprisingly full - a product of only having a few options down. This was the type of day that gives Cannon its bad reputation. Long, long stretches of solid ice that was essentially impossible to turn on. I know the mountain well enough to find the tiny slivers of edgable snow, but even at that I went down hard a couple of times and felt pretty bad for intermediates that were really struggling. A few runs was all I needed to see before taking off.
On Sun 12/29 we showed up for the 2nd tram (8:30). The groomers had done a heck of a job turning the previous day's horror show into something pretty enjoyable. It was solid, fast, and carve-able. But by noon we had everything open and things were getting dicey again.
With the conditions as they were today I probably wouldn't bother to head out tomorrow for a 3rd helping...But we are looking at 6"-10" overnight that will change everything!