Date(s) Skied: 12.17.2011
Resort or Ski Area: Ski Sundown
Conditions: machine groomed
Trip Report: First day out for me this season. Was VERY happy to see Sundown able to open despite weather which resulted in many other mountains, even those much further north, postponing their openings.
Conditions were what you'd expect but it was good to get out. I only skied for a few hours in the afternoon, by which time there were a lot of scraped off areas. With only a few trails open it isn't surprising what the skier traffic did.
i won't pronounce judgement yet but the new RFID system has me worried. Season passholders were essentially relegated to a singles line while day pass holders (and employees with the old style season pass) had multiple line options. i'm sure they'll figure something out because it was not a pretty sight today.