Saturday, April 3, 2010
Gore Mountain: 04/02/2010
PDQ on the road early
Wow, what a day. The upper mountain is still in great shape with good base, and even the woods are in play. Daniel, Beth and I skied Hawkeye, Chatiemac, Open Pit, everything on the Dark Side, Rumor, Lies and all of the open glades: SB, Chati, DS and Darby Woods.
Mad Dog on Rumor
Shortly before lunch, I broke away from Beth and Daniel for a run down Rumor with EDeO's Gang. Rumor was just in beautiful shape with soft forgiving moguls that had formed into seemingly perfect bump lines. It was pure joy ripping turns and launching off the soft spring bumps, total adrenaline rush.
It was great seeing and skiing with many friends on the mountain today: PDQ and EDeO, Chuck, Rochester Mark, Martha, Kirby, Michelle and others.
EDeO ... the trees are still in play
Of the open glades, Darby Woods seemed to have the best coverage and cleanest snow. Daniel and I did a couple other unnamed tree runs as well and found similar conditions.
The upper mountain trails are holding up well with just a few open spots showing up here and there. Everything on the Dark Side skied well today.
Beth on Lower Darby
Dark side woods
The temp must have been near 70, even at the summit, so needless to say everything was ultra soft and forgiving and just plain fun to ski. It was almost too hot.
It was hot!
I haven't heard a recent update on the mountain's anticipated closing date, but with 3 or 4 days of 70 degree temps I don't see it lasting past this Sunday.
Even though the upper mountain is great, the bottom is melting out rapidly, so get out and enjoy it now!