All of the green and blue runs were in decent shape considering the rain, temperature inversions, and lack of snowmaking. Trick, Up Your Sleeve/Vertigo, and particularly Wizard (photo below) were standouts. However, the black and double-black trails were, to put it charitably, death traps, and wouldn't have been open at most other ski areas. Upper Talisman and Sorcerer were littered with exposed rocks, underbrush, and TREE STUMPS -- and not one of these hazards was marked... no signs, no bamboo poles, nuthin!
As far as conscientious grooming, well, you can't really go to Magique
expecting that sort of thing, can you?
Exit 154 and I are supposed to be there this weekend (see announcement in Meeting Forum), but if Londonderry doesn't get a serious dump between now and then, we may have to plan an alternate site.[ December 23, 2002, 08:19 AM: Message edited by: jamesdeluxe ]