Forecast was shaky for last night. We knew there was a storm coming, but how much snow was going to fall where was very uncertain. For the first time this season the alpine gods really smiled on me ... on a day when I was not either sick or bound by iron links to the work or home front. Four friends and I were about the 15th car in the lot this morning on a day when they unexpectedly received 14" nominally overnight - more in many spots. For the first 2.5 hours it was ski onto the lift. (There is only one slow double at this 1,150' mountain.) The good snow lasted much longer than could reasonably be expected, and they groomed precious little of it. Started to get very slightly busy (less than 5 min. wait) at about 11:30. We learned that many of these newly arriving people were refugees from Sunday River, where they had closed a bunch of lifts due to wind. Again luck with with us on our choice of venue. Apart from crusty old underpinnings here and there, and a bunch of treacherous long grass under the snow on one run, the skiing was absolutely fabulous. Snow was not blower light, but light enough. I have some video. Not sure I'm going to be able to keep my lids up long enough to edit out and convert a useful piece tonight, but it is coming.
Edit: But here is a little teaser courtesy of a friend's handy cell phone:
Edited by qcanoe - 12/30/13 at 5:11pm