They are tasty. They should sell a single pop at the airport. Get yourself one and really live large! ;)
Looking forward to connecting with you and also SMJ in the near future.
Indeed should be most excellent....SMJ is just a joy to ski with, perhaps we can get OES to join us too to make a most excellent chairlift ride!
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Of course clearly you have the most important part down already.
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If you like the idea of leaving some stuff un-groomed after Wednesday's dump, feel free to like and comment on the thread about leaving some stuff ungroomed after a dump.
So this storm sounds like a "sure thing" let's hope some of it sticks to the mountain.
On the other hand, I must flee the northeast and fly out today to California, abandoning the Ariens in this dire time of need. I hate to do it, but I need to be there. Sometimes it just really sucks to have a job. Same drill next week. I'm really hoping this snow storm is the beginning of a trend and we start getting walloped weekly.
Whose down with that?!
Wa report says the left bumps on upper 10th, Balance Rock and Salamander. I hope they are still there this weekend.
Looks like BEast got the jackpot. I saw Savoy and Florida got 34.5" on the news this morning.
Hit the Wa last night to catch the output from Wednesday's storm. Conditions were fantastic! The groom crew left a lot of the hill "au natural", so sweet, soft bumps could be found on nearly every trail. Race league and school clubs were cancelled so the crowds weren't all that bad. If they're smart, they'll leave parts of 10th, Smith and Hitchcock alone for the next couple of days, but I wouldn't count on it :( Snow was of the heavy, wet variety (not cold smoke), but that should set up the base really nicely for the rest of the season. Only made about 10 runs as I'm still recovering from a nasty cold over the holidays. I was huffin' and puffin' my way down most runs, but still grinning from ear-to-ear.
Was a Wa on Sun and conditions were excellent. Despite crowds got some great runs on Conifer, 10th, and Smith Walton. Yes, upper section of 10th still has the bumps, although if one wishes to run that trail and avoid the bumps you can stay on the right until the first lift pole and then run a diagonal to stay on left. I tried a bit of everything, including some sections of fresh powder, some fresh grooming, and the bumps.
I am curious to know how things are looking today, I would think we got a few more inches there? Schweet!!
They probably got a few inches of (wet) snow, but I don't know if it turned to freezing rain late. I'll be up there tonight, so I'll try to report back with what the surface looks like.
was up there this past weekend and i would have to give the conditions 4 stars. i really like the moguls on tenth because wachusett is the only mountain i have access to ski. the only mountain i have ever skied. and sadly the only mountain i will ski other than the VERY occasional trip out. after skiing each run so many times that i could do it blindfolded having some new terrain to ski was very welcome. i think that for my first time skiing moguls i did a fairly good job. i only fell 3 times! and my best time was 2minutes 30 seconds. i think that it would be wise of wachusett to leave tenth bumped up and groom it out once before each snow storm and then let it bump up again.
on a sidenote however, after reading some of the mogul threads i assumed there would be a sort of pattern or rhythm to them but i experianced very mishapen and randomly spaced moguls. what do you guys think?
They did get some snow yesterday... capped off with freezing rain later. This produced a lovely breakable crust everywhere that wasn't groomed. (It was kind of amusing watching people go into the "powder" off the green trails, then discovering it was anything but.) Where it was groomed it was holding up pretty well, although the surface underneath was setting up fairly hard, probably due to the high water content.
The moguls on 10th looked like they had been flattened and then re-seeded some time in the last few days, so they also got snow and then freezing rain on top. This produced an... interesting snow texture that somewhat resembled trying to ski on asymmetric ice blocks covered in broken glass. Definitely more "good for you" than "good".
The good news is that as I was leaving, there was more (wet) snow coming down, and it should stay cold for a while this time. Not much expected tonight, but maybe a more meaningful dump on Friday. Forecasts are vague at this point on the amount of snow coming in. Dunno if they're blowing more snow right now.
Welcome to Wachusett?
The ones you saw over the weekend were better than what they have now, since they built up pretty naturally. They were uneven because you get a lot of sloppy skiers and boarders going through there. Now they're back to seeded moguls, which produces very strange layouts and gets pretty icy underneath.
Kiersten, I have a whole box of See's lollies, so I'll need to find out when you're there so I can deliver and we can do some turns.
I feel like I just landed on another planet with all the snow out here!
wow, even with that horrific typo ...
how cool! I hope you eat one or two yourself. I definitely don't need a whole box! ;)
I plan to be out at wachusett on tues or wed (have not decided yet) to pick up my skis for a trip out west ... I leave on thurs morning, so I am leaning toward tues ... but it's too soon to tell.
I will only be in CO for a long weekend and then back at wachusett the following week.
Don't worry, you're not getting the whole box! They have been decreasing in number all day.
But I will save a few for you.
I think I feel a vaca day coming on.. or at least a morning or afternoon. I need to get back on skis!
was there yesterday into last night...it didn't occur to me until about 8pm that it was cold. Some great conditions and as always the mulled cider and donuts at Bullock Lodge were tasty!!
Pretty much everything up there is a winner. But yeah, the turnovers (I think they're turnovers) are outstanding.
OK might have to pass on the coconut jelly stick on the way home at Honey Dew on 146 and get in on some dumplings!!!
SMJ is buying!!
you will NOT get lost at wachusett. and besides even if you do there is nothing unskiable at wachusett as exemplified by the skiers snowplowing down the entire lenghts of the blacks.
is anyone else going to be going up tomorrow to get some of the 13 inches that we are getting? i will probably be there at around lunchtime, and will probably leave around four. snow will clear around 8 so come on out guys. i will be wearing a grey jacket and grey snow pants and i will be on a pair of rossi twin tips. yeah, i know, such an identifiable out fit.