For me this season was a 9.9+. I was somewhere in the range of 55-60 days. I came into the season in a little better shape then previous years and came out unscathed. Enjoyed everything from bumps to trees to powder to hardpack. I can actually divide the season in three parts. Part I was the Pocono' s from December to March. We had cold weather, good snow and excellent conditions (even real fresh powder in the Pocono's). While Camelback is home I got to Sno Mountain, Blue Mountain(several times) and Elk Mountain and got to meet and ski with Gorganzola and Root. Part II was the last 2 weekends in March up in Northern New England and New York hitting Jay, Bolton, Killington and Whiteface (the day at Killington was off the charts fun). Part III was Utah. Simply amazing the amount of snow in the Wasatch this year. Looking forward to more New England next year and hoping for a repeat weatherwise.
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Don't know exactly what to rate it, but most likely my best season so far. Started off pretty good... not much natural early, but cold enough for most places to get going on time. Picked up a powder day at Cannon mid December and things took off from there. Lots of snow at home in January, then the storms started making their way up here in February and March. Burke was off the hook for about 2 months straight to end the year. Didn't even get much spring skiing until into April, the end of March was insane.
Lets do it again next year.
2003-2004: 21; 2004-2005: 27; 2005-2006: 31; 2006-2007: 31; 2007-2008: 38; 2008-2009: 43; 2009-2010: 42; 2010-2011: 46; 2011-2012: 33
2012-2013 Days- 24
Sunday River: 11/11
Burke: 12/1, 12/9, 12/17, 12/20, 1/29, 2/8, 2/9, 2/14, 2/21, 3/7, 3/16, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21
Wachusett: 1/2, 1/18, 3/1
Jay: 2/10, 2/15, 2/22, 3/24, 3/31
Mad River Glen: 3/29
Well, I don't even think an Auto Road day will much change my rating, so I give the season an 8. While the season was surely consistent, it wasn't a season full of big dumps. My biggest powder days seemed to come in December when the bases were the thinnest. And I missed about four weekends total due to various minor injuries. No top to bottom on the Rock Pile (heck, I haven't even been up there yet). So from a personal perspective, the season lacked a few things that might have made it epic. What did make the season cool was all the new places I visited and all the revisits I did. I think I am down to only three areas in New England over 1200' that I have not skied now. And I finally got to Gore and Whiteface, including the Slides. So an 8, though it would have been a 7 if not for the new places and the new faces I shared many of those days with.
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