Sunday, February 19, 2012
Gore Mountain: 02/18/2012
Snow - remember?.. it's that white stuff that falls from the sky - made today a bad day for pictures but a good day for skiing. Just an inch or so fell, but it was enough to soften the trails and add a wintery feel that's been missing for much of this snow-starved season.
Since it's the start of the February vacation week, we knew the grooming and snowmaking crews would have the mountain in as good shape as possible. Our first run of the morning confirmed it: the snow on Wild Air was as nice as we've seen all season.
Skiers heading up to Gore for the rest of the vacation week should find the mountain in good shape. With the Darkside terrain coming online, more than 80% of the trails are open. Glades are limited - more like early season - but in a nearly snowless winter like this it's great that there's any tree skiing at all. Grooming and snowmaking have the trails in as good condition as they've been all winter. Our family will be heading to Whiteface on Monday, and then back to Gore next weekend, if not sooner.