2018/2019 Ski Day 21: Killington

Almost six months to the day from the first outing of the season: what will probably be the last outing of the season. Like last year, I spent the last day lapping Superstar at Killington.

Second run; corduroy almost gone.

I arrived early (made the fifth or sixth chair right at the 8:00 opening) and so got a couple of runs in on the groomed terrain. The bumps formed quickly, and, after about an hour, it was hard to believe the trail had been groomed at all.

Sticks planted for lunchtime.

Climb up and over or scoot around the side.
Late day bumps.

Superstar wasn’t the only trail open. For those willing to hike a bit, Ovation was also available, and it was worth the walk.

Ovation: skiing better than it looks.

Here’s a YouTube video from the day showing some great bump skiers (disclaimer: I have no idea who the creator is, or why he made such funky aspect ratio choices).

Here’s another giving first person views of the conditions.

2018/2019 Ski Day 20: Sunday River

A bittersweet last-of-the-season visit to the River as Spring asserted itself. The only lifts spinning were Barker and White Heat. The morning started out with firm (and in some spots outright icy) snow and a bit of fog, but it was mashed potatoes under a partly cloudy sky by day’s end.
Early fog.
Leaves on Tightwire.

2018/2019 Ski Day 19: Stowe

Because of the trip to Whistler, I ended up with an Epic Pass burning a hole in my pocket. I finally managed to make it to Stowe for a day at the best east coast Epic resort.
On National.
Atop the Gondi.
Detour through the woods.
Apres under way in the parking lot.

2018/2019 Ski Day 18: Sunapee

Skied Mount Sunapee after dropping #1 daughter back at school following her rugby sevens tourney at Harvard. The first hour was fine, early spring skiiing, but then the rain rolled in. Dripping wet with temperatures in the 50’s at the base and 40’s at the summit made for a fairly miserable outing. I cut the day short after ten runs.

Late in the season at Sunapee


2018/2019 Ski Day 16: Sunday River

I stayed the night at Loon and drove up to Sunday River. Wind kept half the resort on wind hold in the morning, but Aurora was accessible from Spruce Peak, and I had it all to myself until after lunch, when all the lifts started spinning there.

All alone in the Aurora pod