Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gore Mountain: 04/02/2010

PDQ on the road early

First Gondi

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

Darby Woods

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!

Chuck apres

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!

1 comment:

  1. 3 Archived Comments:November 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    Harvey44 said...
    What a day! And that's a sweet TR to remember it by. I like quote from Jeff on Rumor ...

    "It was pure joy ripping turns and launching off the soft spring bumps, total adrenaline rush."

    I like the pics too. The sun shinin' on Chuck and his banjo on the deck ... sweet.
    April 3, 2010 3:17 PM

    Rochester Mark said...
    What a sweet day! The snow held up great even with 70 plus temps. The woods were skiing great although all the pine pitch and mud didn't make very good wax! A few more rocks and lumber showing than two weeks ago but that just makes it sorta interesting. My son Aaron had a great time and it was fun to get to ski with him at a place and with people I like so much! Missed skiing with you Harvey.
    April 4, 2010 8:45 PM

    Jeff said...
    I thought Friday would be our last day for the season, but now I see Gore will be re-opening next Sat for one last day. Whiteface is open all week and closing next Sun. Harv, you didn't pack the ski gear away yet did ya?...
    April 4, 2010 9:13 PM