Originally Posted by ts01
- "skiing image galleries" -- for a bunch of good photo albums that will give you a good sense of what to expect at Jiminy.
Seriously, though, Jiminy is pretty much my home mountain and I have a number of albums from various visits this season and last:1/19/042/1/043/14/0412/11/2004 (PM)1/7/20051/9/2005
Personally, I haven't been since early January, but I suspect the conditions will be great. Check out our recent forum member Jiminy trip reports here
. Here are my suggestions:
Start early on the Berkshire Express and once at the summit, do a skier's left to right attack on the runs. Start on West Way/Grand Slam, then the Foxes, then Gulch/Riptide and then North Glade. If you're up for Liftline (steep ungroomed natural run), hit that. Then work over to mid-mountain and do Whirlaway. By that point the six will probably start to back up, so hit the Q1 quad to do Whitetail, Jericho and Wild Turkey. Then maybe hit a run or two off the Widow Whites quad. By this point, it should be pushing 11:30 so head over to Christiansen's Tavern for lunch (round building near where the triple loads). After lunch, many others will be eating so you should be able to take the six back up without much of a wait. If the line is long, you can ride the triple (slow). After 1:30 PM the crowds should thin out a bit. I don't usually ski there on Saturdays, but this approach works well on Sundays.
Cutter should have bumps and skier's right of the front steeps are usually allowed to bump up. Look for manmade bumps on Grand Slam. One note about the six - even if the line looks long, it's never usually more than a 6-8 minute wait with 5 minutes to the top, so it's not bad. Have fun. Hope this helps.