I love natural snow trails but got to thinking about this after skiing Vista and Upper Hard at Cannon Sunday. I feel that sending a groomer on these would help preserve and lengthen the skiing of these trails.
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No grooming please. Dodging a rock or two is part of the fun.
That is true but there comes a point IMHO that a run by a groomer will extend the trails skiability. I am by no means saying I like corduroy. This is just purely for keeping the trail skiable.
Vista, Upper Hard and Mid Hard are examples of this at Cannon.
I've been at Wildcat during long snow droughts. You get huge bumps with dirt in the troughs.
That what makes Platty so good, when they got snow the natural trails are awesome.:smile:
I've had some of my most fun in dense woods where you can only eek in a few turns before you need to back out of a shrub or a bush.
I seriously find straight groomers boring as hell for the most part. Even very steep ones.
I'm thinking as my wife's skiing improves to pick up tele gear so I can try that while she skis down greens / blues so I can give myself somewhat more of a challenge .....
For a place like Stowe and a natural snow trail like Chinclip, I never want to see it groomed. The trail is open 80+% of the season as is. If it gets crappy during a freeze/thaw or snow drought, chances are it will only ski crappy for a week or two at most.