Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
57* right now and going up to past 60* and sunny.....yes it feels nice here at home....but last night at Killington it was a balmy 42*. For those of us that do not like Spring conditions the days left are few it should seem. I thought we would be freezing cold into April. To think, only 5 days ago we were 12" deep in snow...now I'm in a t-shirt.
The bold needs to change. Spring skiing is awesome! You can learn a lot in spring skiing. If you wan't to get faster in a race course also, you need to ski soft wet snow and feel how subtle weight shift makes a difference. If it's packed soft snow - like before it gets skied up, you can feel how going hard on your edges is sloow. On firm snow that is very hard to actually feel.
Oh, I'll gladly take those Im88's!! I was doing leg burning high speed runs today on that wimpy SS Magnum -71 underfoot and short. Awesome time! though there are moments when you're doing it that it seems totally insane. Really could use those 88's now...or even something fatter. I must say going switch in the stuff without a back tip is a little worrisome!
Besides, it's going to be cold Friday night and Saturday will probably be firm!!
Just because it's warm in freakin' Nyc doesn't mean the season is over. Last year it snowed feet in April and closing day was incredible. Oh, but it was warm and spring like. See what you're missing by not engaging it? Richie - see this is the time to invite the girls to go skiing!! Because they can just hang out in swimsuits if they can't handle the snow. Really, it can be a great party. As for Hunter - sheesh if it's crowded and sping like on the trail count me out.
Originally Posted by snofun3
Spring skiing is the reward for toughing it out all season.
If you want to find out how to ski (a lot) better, do the spring thing.
Another benefit is that the "I only do perfect groomer" gapers are all home thinking about their gnar golf game, or waxing their cars. What could be better - uncrowded slopes and great snow.
The only thing wrong with spring skiing is knowing that the end of the season is getting close.
Amazingly for a weekday, it is somewhat crowded here. That's due to the Canadians coming down for spring break. That's all relative though and the bumps are not at all crowded. Afternoons are way less crowded as the soft snow tends to keep those "who don't like it" - Richie!!!!- away.
what's up with the ghost text?^^^
Edited by Tog - 3/17/2009 at 11:47 pm