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Just a quick report about my day trip to Mt. Sunapee, NH, last Thursday.

Given the winter and recent weather, Sunapee had great cover on its trails - that is, the ones that have snowmaking. However, the snow that was there was very nice: free of rocks, solid and fairly deep (around 15"-20" in most spots, with a berm along the edge of the trail).

The morning had nice hardpack - not boilerplate hard, but firm. Between 10:30 and noon was some of the nicest corn I've skied in years: good playful stuff, into which the Atomic skis I used that day - the SX:11 (from my personal quiver), the LT11 and the GS12 - carved clean arcs at speed.

After noon, the lower half of the resort became a mashed potato field, with thick, lumpy snow that rewarded good wax and base structure and punished the rest. Of the runs that were open, Blast-Off was the least affected by the sun, with nice corn from top to bottom until I hung it up for the day at 2:15.

At most, there were 100 cars in the base lot at any given time, so it was easy to let 'em rip a bit, as there were few others on the slopes.

Pictures from the trip can be found here.