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Jiminy Peak 3/25

ss20

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Time Skied: 9-3:45
Conditions: FAST snow with ice underneath
Weather: AM: 20s, cloudy PM: lower 30s, sun and clouds

I pulled into the first row of the parking lot at 8:30. Maybe 40 cars? Car thermometer read a tropical 16 degrees. Maybe when you turn the clocks ahead you turn the calendar back 2 months to compensate? :lol: Got first tracks down... everything. The diamonds were all a little too hard to grab an edge on in the morning. Once things warmed up they were OK. The snow has been through too many freeze cycles and re-grooms for it to be very good...unless your objective was to hit tunaspeed :smile:. I like going fast so I didn't mind. Ice is showing up on Left bank and West Way, and the skiers right of Whitetail. White Turkey was probably the run of the day. Snow is still a good 5 feet deep on Whirlaway. No bare spots on any snowmaking trails. However, there just isn't any people. Everyone I talked to was retired or local, and had a pass. I was the only one in the Crane Lodge unbuckling at 4 o'clock. It will be sad to see them close with all their snow:sadwalk:

Whitetail
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West Way
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Powda

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Conditions weren't the best but having such an empty mountain was great today.

Wonder if we rode the lift together?
 

Warp Daddy

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Boy we. Had the same experience today at Titus , great conditions BUT about 15 people skiing . Mean it was 15 degrees , full side to side coverage , we skied in powder that was left ungroomed all over the mtn . But due to low skier count they only opened a few lifts . The. Mtn will have snow for a LOOOOOOONG time but the skier count is dwindling dammit
 

legalskier

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But due to low skier count they only opened a few lifts . The. Mtn will have snow for a LOOOOOOONG time but the skier count is dwindling dammit

How can we fix this? More snow cams on area websites? More aggressive end of season deals?

This is how it is at all ski resorts now:

For Jiminy I prefer:
"The first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSkaEP2ZqbY
 
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