Well, I had my rookie experience at MRG on Friday. A couple inches fell Thursday night, and then it snowed steadily (maybe another inch or two of accumulation) on Friday itself. Nobody around really; just skated right onto the chair every time. I am kicking myself for waiting so long to ski MRG. What an absolutely awesome place. The new snow was on top of a pretty solid base, but the freshies on top made everything a delight to ski. Even I found glades that I found to be fun, which is a first.
I was at Sugarbush over the weekend. Saturday was c-o-l-d and fairly windy. I spent the whole day at Sugarbush south (Lincoln Peak). The top was nice in the morning. The big bump run off the top still was covered in fresh snow from Friday, but it quickly got skied off. I skied a couple other bump runs on Saturday (off Castlerock, off the top, basically where-ever I could find them), but the bumps resembled cubes more then they resembled bumps.
Big icy troughs with squared off fronts and backs. Occassionally I could find a couple nice bumps in a row, but a lot of it was rather rough going. I didn't see many people just gracefully cruising their way through.
Today (Sunday) was spent mainly at Mt. Ellen (aka, Sugarbush North). My legs were pretty gone from bumping for the past two days, so I stuck to the groomers. Beautifully sunny day; things really softened up in the late morning.
Unfortunately, this week's weather forecast looks less the ideal, so take all this with a grain of salt.