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Quick Okemo & Killington Trip Report

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Skied Okemo Thurs. & Fri. Conditions were very good.  Hard to find any icy spots.  Some excellent packed powder and well groomed on most runs.  Chief was outstanding all day long both days while some Solitude area runs got skied off by mid day.

Except for the always overloaded HSQ to the summit, lines were not bad.

Killington today was a real mixed bag.  Even after ~5" fresh light pow, afternoon runs in the Bear Mtn. and Skye Peak areas were atrocious.  Windblown hardpack covered 70-80 % of many runs east of Snowdon Peak.  It was a skating rink and looked like it hasn't been groomed in weeks and nothing can stick.  It's bad.

However, the snow on Snowdon and Rams Head was generally very good all day.  Some good snow in a few glades but still a bit thin.

Overall, Okemo skied much much better even before 5" overnight at K-Mart.  I haven't seen this much of K-mart looking this skied off in several years.  Seemed like three times the number of "bad" boarders scraping up the Beast.   Lower Bear Mtn.  and Skyelark were out of control!
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 you picked the wrong day to be at Killington, Saturday 1/9 was outstanding, the winds picked up Saturday evening and on Sunday 1/10 - hence the wind blown surfaces - 
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 ...the winds picked up Saturday evening and on Sunday 1/10 - hence the wind blown surfaces - 

You're a week late.  I was at Killington on Saturday, Jan. 2nd.  It sucked.  Glad to hear it improved - until it apparently blew off again.  Surface impossible for snow to stick to?  May be in spots.  That's how it looked to me, but this is already very old news.
 
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