Bumpalicious - not sure it is a word... but it is my word of the day.
Over a half a foot of beautifully soft snow covered the Killington Resort in the last 24 hours. And the skiing is just fantastic! I had the utmost pleasure to be on the mountain today for 4 hours. If I did not have other commitments, I might still be there.
I started my day off the Rams Head quad due to where I parked my car. After a quick run down Caper and a boost up on the Snowdon Quad and North Ridge Triple, I caught up with some friends. The Skye Peak Quad was down, so we did loops through Snowdon and Ram Head, playing in the soft and supple snow. The last vestiges of corduroy were quickly obliterated, replaced by mound after mound of soft bumps on every trail we skied. Temperatures were in the upper 20's and low 30's. The snow flowed with every turn like very thick molasses. Not melting and turning to slush; but keeping a firm yet pliable consistency that responded beautifully to each carving turn.
After the boyz took off for Lunch around 11:30, I stayed out and did some steeps. To get over to Superstar, I took East Falls and the run-out to the K1 base lodge. East Falls had not seen a huge amount of traffic, as the Canyon Quad was not running. But it was developing nice, regular, bump lines down either side and in the middle. It was a beautiful spring skiing warmup!
On the Skye Peak side of the mountain, Superstar, Skylark, Bittersweet, Needles Eye, and Cruise Control were all nice little bumps. Upper Skye Burst was virtually untracked. I should have ventured all the way to Bear as the Bear Quad at Outer Limits was running, but I decided to stay on the northern side of the resort.
Just before 1:00 I headed back to my car to meet Mary at Sushi Yoshi for a very satisfying chinese lunch. What a great ski day!
We hope you get a chance to get up to Killington and enjoy the great snow!
Let it snow!