Yesterday was one of my best ever Spring skiing days at Jiminy. It was a bright blue, cloudless day with no wind. (It was the first time I had not seen the wind turbine spinning this season). Conditions were firm in the morning and then gradually got softer and softer as the temps rose in the afternoon.
In the morning, I skied with my snowboarding buddies, Mark and Chris.
Mark on West Way.
Around 12:30 PM, I met Paul and Matt Jones. This was my first time skiing with Buzz since his tree collision at Killington three weeks ago. Buzz ripped the soft snow and bumps in great form. It's good to see you back, Buzz. Matt, Buzz's son, entertained us with his aerial skills. Matt can really rip a mean line and knows how to air out his skis to finish the run.
By 1:00 PM, the temps in the shade were in the low 50s.
It felt much warmer in the sun so I stripped off my ski suit. Fortuntately, I had the foresight to remember to wear my shorts under my suit. To me, skiing in my shorts is as much fun as a powder day. I love feeling the warm air and icy cold snow blasting against my legs as I carve long arcs down the slope and bang into slushy bumps. We had a lot of fun skiing the bumps that had formed on upper Whitetail and lower Jericho.
If you love Spring skiing like I do, now is the time to head out to the slopes in the Northeast. Conditions are perfect.