Thursday, February 2, 2012
Gore Mountain: 02/02/2012
I don't often get to ski mid-week, but I had the opportunity to connect with a group of friends to ski at Gore Mountain today. When you ski almost exclusively on the weekends, it's easy to forget how nice it is to have the mountain almost entirely to yourself on a weekday. And since the guys I was with are strong, enthusiastic skiers, we packed a lot of skiing into the day.
I'm getting tired of writing "recent thaw" in seemingly every trip report this winter, but that's just the kind of winter we've been having. Luckily we've also had quick recoveries, thanks to snowmaking and grooming efforts at the mountain. With temperatures well into the 40s on Wednesday, we expected very firm and fast conditions today, but grooming made all the difference and we instead found edge-to-edge, top-to-bottom corduroy that skied very nicely all day.
It's really too bad that I've got to work tomorrow. A guy could get pretty used to this mid-week skiing thing...