I came across this site a little over a month ago and I am hooked. So much so that I saw Phil's post about Bumpfest and it motivated me to drive seven hours from Media, PA to Killington, VT.
4:20 came a bit early on Sunday and I missed the meet-up at 10 a.m. Here are a few pictures from the weekend in case anybody cares.
Saturday was the better of the two days in terms of weather but Sunday wasn't too bad until later at night.
We arrived at Bear Mountain on Saturday to find the parking lot was full and we had to park on the Bear Mountain access road. The whole road was filled up by 11 a.m. on Saturday.
It took so long to hike up the hill that we had to take a little rest in the woods to refuel.
We finally made it up the hill to find the mogul competition on Outer Limits.
The place was packed with skiers, revelers, tent dwellers, BBQ, etc.
Bear Mountain runs were way too crowded so we headed over to the other side of the mountain. Conditions were a bit sketchy in some areas but it was almost April after all. Here is a run I think they call Ovation which is next to Superstar.
It was obviously closed but others were not.
The conditions didn't bother this guy:
If that wasn't bad enough, look what he had to ski over just to get to the above photo.
Of course the whole mountain was not like this. Here is the view from Superstar. It was great doing laps on Superstar.
By the end of the day we headed back to Bear to find the place rocking even more than it was in the morning. Here is the crowd on the deck of the bar.
Blue Oyster Cult was playing so it was time to just kick back and enjoy the Sun, the music, some drinks, and reflect on an awesome day. This photo was taken during "Don't Fear the Reaper," and yes, those are guys in the front row who brought cowbells and played along.
I hope all of you know of the famous SNL BOC cowbell sketch. If not check it out, it's a classic.
Here is the link on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBqPHJhmFHo
Sunday was much less crowded. At least I got a spot in the Bear parking lot this time. After another great day skiing I checked out the bar scene at Bear and it looked kind of lame so we just hung out in the parking lot tail gating. Here is a very happy Johnny Style at the end of the day Sunday.
So thank you Phil for motivating me to take the drive up for the final ski weekend of the year. I see you are in Newtown Square. That is literally five minutes from where I live. Perhaps one of these days we will run into each other.