Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
Great time today at Okemo. Telebetty and I met up with Tog around 10am at the top of Northstar. The wind was blowing a bit and neck warmers and face masks were seen everywhere. Snow was just about as sweet as it can get in New England.
They had gotten a pretty good dump of very dry snow Sunday night and we found some great soft bumps on a few of the trails that had not been groomed over after the Monday POW fest. Tog, who must not have gotten enough rocks under his skis Monday at Magic with bumpfreaq brought us on a trip through the woods.
My new to me Blizzard Mag 8.7's, which were absolutely perfect for the conditions, got their first scars out of the way early! Thanks buddy .
An excellent day indeed! T'was windy though. You can tell by my new standard- The Whiteroom. See, if conditions are good for the whiteroom but it fails to materialize properly, it's usually because of the wind. That's what happened there on tues. Too much wind. Rossi and Tele were not impressed at all, nor was I, after several attempts. This is unfortunate since they didn't get to experience the emergence from the complete symmetrical cloud of the whiteroom. Another day!
There was definitely more snow everywhere than at Magique the day before. As for the woods, I would not call that 'woods', but a 'woods trail' - Supernova. It was as usual, a bit rocky in between the powder. I would deem it acceptable to excellent - where the powder was. (Oh, by the way, you missed the best part - where all the snow was towards the end ) It was unfortunate that Rossi was on 'new' skis since he was concerned for them. See this is what happens when one has a museum of skis. You get pretty concerned for the condition of the skis. If you see one rock, you see nothing but rocks and have to miss every one of them. Perhaps this little known line from JFK will help:
"Ask not what the rocks will do to your bases, but how you can ski around them!"
btw, I had a 10 year old kid yesterday who skied that trail saturday after the liquid storm of friday night. She declared it "really good". Yeah, I know she's ten...
On the next run I was unsuccesful at getting Rossi and Tele to ski down another trail. Maybe it was the sign that said "Thin Cover". I tried to explain that they just forgot to take down the sign...They didn't buy it after the previous 'rockapalooza' trail I'd taken them down. It did turn out to be incredible though, and I declared it "the best trail today in New England". This got them interested and we did at least two more runs down Rolling Thunder which had excellent soft powder that was spared by the wind. (no...bumps are not a good place for the whiteroom demo - maybe I should work on that one though). Nobody was on that trail so we had it all to ourselves. Maybe it was the sign...
There was some great real powder in the woods which I couldn't convince them to come check out. Really though...no rocks! Just snow. The classic Forest Bump - which had already been rejected but I thought with the vision of powder I could convince them, was closed by the time we got there.
Nothing came close really to Rolling Thunder - that was some Colorado type skiing!