Mount Snow 4-8-2017

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    Camera Mount Snow 4-8-2017

    Date: April 8, 2017

    Resort:
    Mount Snow

    Conditions:
    Frozory, 1-2 inches of new snow on top with flurries

    Report: So today wasn't about the actual skiing, but more of a momentous occasion! So we left the flat lands of Acton Mass, to head up to Snow today. The reason why I picked snow, is I had my 6 year old in the car and I wanted him to get out on the magic carpet one more time this season. We arrived on the hill by 9, with first stopping off at Sports Oddesey to get the little guy booted up. He was rocking the K2's and Dalbello boots. So we made our way up to the clock tower, to get him an hour lesson and off with Jay the instructor he went.

    Meanwhile ... i was able to take two runs, as the blue bird was running slower than usual (I think the wind had to do with it). After two nice crispy frozen runs with a little powder mixed in I made my way back to the discovery center. The little guy was rocking the magic carpet, and getting better at linking turns (not quite yet though!) I figured, since hell after the hour was up, and his begging he wanted to get up the discovery chair. Seeing the snow began to soften up, I figured fuck it! We're all in! A's last run for the season was off the chair lift, as he rode it like a pro!! Really proud of the little guy and basically it was a wonderful book end to my season at Snow this year. I still plan on hitting Wildcat next weekend and KTON in may. But this by far was the best!

    Pictures!!

    Is it April or Jan?


    Looking good on Cascade!


    A near the Magic Carpet:


    And the happiest kid ever!!

    Skiing for 2016-2017 - 23 outings:

    Crotched: ​12/11/2016, 1/8/2017, 3/11/2017
    Gunstock: ​12/3/2016, 12/23/2016, 12/31/2016-1/1/2017, 1/14/2017, 1/21/2017, 2/20/2017, 2/25/2017, 3/26/2017
    Killington: 4/29/2017
    Mount Snow:
    11/26/2016, 12/2/2016, 1/16/2017, 2/11/2017, 4/8/2017
    Nashoba: ​3/19/2017

    Ragged Mountain:
    3/17/2017
    Wachusett: 1/28/2017, 4/1/2017
    Wildcat: ​4/15/2017

    Seasons Past:
    2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 visits: 2013-2014 - 19 visits: 2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits;
    2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits; 2009-2010 - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

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    Simply awesome! Looks like he had a good time! Good deal that he went up the chair!

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    Nothing better than to have the little one finish the season with that boost of confidence.

    Conditions look sweat. Going to give it a try tomorrow.

  4. #4
    congrats on the milestone!

    think something is wrong with the Bluebird chair. Last Monday I was there and must have stood in line for close to 25 minutes, maybe half an hour just waiting while it was stopped, with everyone on board as well. The entire mountain was at the base waiting in line with empty slopes. Supposedly they were checking something up at Tower 10 (from what I can recall) with snowmobiles. Not sure what happened. Seems to stop a lot though, and bounces a lot when it does.
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    Burke [December 17*, January 28*]
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    Jay Peak [January 29*, April 9]
    Jiminy Peak [November 26]
    Killington [December 4, December 10, April 8*, April 15]
    Kirkwood [March 8]
    Mad River Glen [February 25]
    Magic [February 13*]
    Mt Rose [March 7*]
    Mountain Snow [April 3]
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    Okemo [November 23]
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    Thumbs up!


    I was there last Sunday and noticed the blue bird stopping a lot.


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    I think there are sensors on the towers that will stop the lift if the haul rope moves too much side to side due to wind.

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    I am so proud of him! And yeah whatever was going on with the bluebird it was making for a slow haul to the summit.. glad I was able to get there though yesterday. Wildcat will be next week and it will another season in the books!


    Skiing for 2016-2017 - 23 outings:

    Crotched: ​12/11/2016, 1/8/2017, 3/11/2017
    Gunstock: ​12/3/2016, 12/23/2016, 12/31/2016-1/1/2017, 1/14/2017, 1/21/2017, 2/20/2017, 2/25/2017, 3/26/2017
    Killington: 4/29/2017
    Mount Snow:
    11/26/2016, 12/2/2016, 1/16/2017, 2/11/2017, 4/8/2017
    Nashoba: ​3/19/2017

    Ragged Mountain:
    3/17/2017
    Wachusett: 1/28/2017, 4/1/2017
    Wildcat: ​4/15/2017

    Seasons Past:
    2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 visits: 2013-2014 - 19 visits: 2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits;
    2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits; 2009-2010 - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

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