|Originally posted by artimus:
How was the snow out East? Decent coverage? I agree with going up North in a week or two or three. Pointless to drive all that way now just for 1 or 2 open runs. Give Blue another week or so; with the way that they can blow snow and some more squalls to come in off the bay and things should be looking pretty fine. As a general rule I won't go till the North side is opened. All I want to do is hit elevator shaft first thing (after a blue warm up) and open it right up!! Have any of you done the glade run there. Every time I get to the drop and look in, I just ski away, saying next time. Is there a bail on it? Does it lighten up? All I see is a bump run with 2' dia hardwoods in the middle of each bump. :
The snow on Tremblant was better than expected (although much of it was artificial). Now they have 23 runs open so they are doing OK. I get the feeling that the East will have a decent winter.
So you like the Elevator Shaft? Since they installed the 6-seater those runs get scraped and icy in a hurry. I think I prefer the other side, but I like to move back and forth across the entire mountain. As for the glades, I never tried them. I generally don't go in tight glades. Not worth the risk for me.
Last 2 years I found myself going to Mount St-Louis Moonstone. True it is only 500ft vertical, but the snow is much better and I save 1:30hr of driving.