Total days: 42
Sunday River: 2
Jay Peak: 2
Mt. Snow: 1
1st and 4th earliest days ever (10/17 and 11/16); first time ever skiing in October
4th latest day ever (4/24... short of 4/25/09, 4/27/08, and 5/2/09)
Longest season ever (6 months, 7 days; 10/17-4/24)
2nd most days ever (42... one short of last years 43)
Shortest offseason (5 months, 13 days; 5/2-10/17)
Being my first year living in Vermont, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect as far as mixing skiing with school. Set my days prediction for 75 or something like that, then lowered it to 50 once school got going. Would've gone past 50 easily, but the skiing was very sub-par for much of the season past MLK. I was here for about 4 weeks of quality skiing at Burke... the other 5 that I was here that they were open were borderline terrible due to rain, freeze, snow drought cycles. The NEK got about 35-40% of its average snowfall this year. Otherwise, the Sugarbush pass ended up being pretty much useless for me as I didn't even break even with it. Switching to the Triple Major pass next year. Will be much better for me because Jay is closer and I'll even be able to get some weekday days on it in addition to the few weekend days that I feel like making the trip. MRG will be a nice bonus a couple times.
Next year's goals:
First off, a big offseason goal is to get back in shape this summer... freshman year of college hit me really hard in that sense
Can't expect to be out as early as this season, but hope to be on skis whether lift serviced or earning sometime in October.
Ski later into the spring (if I keep up the being in shape goal, should be able to fulfill that with a Tucks trip)
Hopefully work enough this summer to be able to afford new skis (my only pair is 6 years old... 210 or so days on them with many of them on borderline coverage in the woods)
Get around a bit more (Killington yesterday was only the 4th different area I've hit out of school... and here I am within 90 mins of about 80% of ski country)
Overall, this season wasn't nearly as great as some past ones... hopefully I can get it back going again next year.