We are going to Vermont next week for 5 days, Weds-Sun. We have those quad packs for Sugarbush lift tickets, so will spend 4 days at Sugarbush. For the 5th day, I wanted to go to Mad River Glen, but for now the conditions are pretty bad - I know MRG was closed for a while and only recently reopened. So I guess MRG is out (don't want to navigate rocks while skiing on thin ice ). So it'll probably be all 5 days at Sugarbush/Mt Ellen. Could anyone tell me what the conditions are like - is Mt Ellen worth it right now or do we spend all the time at the main peak? (Mt Ellen seems a good idea for Sat as it is less crowded.)
I would like to take a bump lesson while I'm there. Originally planned a full-day clinic at MRG, now thinking of a 2-hr bump lesson at Sugarbush (Mt Ellen, weekends only). Does anyone know anything about those bump-specific lessons? More importantly, are there bumps? Since there hasn't been enough snow, is it just a couple of bump trails with rock-hard icy moguls & I should forgo the idea of practicing bumps this time?
DISCLAIMER: I'm not good at bumps at all, it's not like I need to fine tune my technique in extreme conditions. I do venture into bumps but I can only do softer ones on a moderate slope; even so I go slowly and pretty much take them one at a time. I've got enough basic feel for bumps by now, so it's time to begin to actually learn to ski them.... but maybe the conditions are against it this time? (I'm competent enough to get down any slope safely but, um, sometimes by more sideslipping than actual skiing )