Just got back from Mad River on Sunday, Stowe Monday and Mad River today. Skiing was good to...maybe very good at Stowe and today at Mad River.
Sunday was rock hard so it was groomer only for the most part. I took a nasty fall going too fast on the groomer, Antelope, when the grooming ended and concrete bumps were every where. Slid across the trail upside down riding my helmet.
Monday, Stowe got snow and it blew in, between the bumps. So skiing between the bumps we really good. There were pockets of 4" snow on the sides of the trails. At the top it was light at the bottom it was wet powder.
Nose Dive had a lot more snow on it than any of the other trails. I'd say 6"-7" in spots. The trail was closed so not too many were skiing there. The woods were exceptional. About 2/3s of the way down the powder was melted. It was like skiing condensed powder, firm with float. It was a lot of fun and you could ski it fast too. I had a great day.
Today, Mad River was softed up a bit. They had maybe 2" which again settled between the bumps. The bumps were treaterous, icy, with beautiful tight lines. The type that would be perfect to kill an old man like me. If that was the end of my season it was a good one. Bright sunshine and great skiing. We weren't going to stop at MRG but the girl had never skied there before. She liked it.