Saturday, December 29, 2012
Gore Mountain: 12/29/2012
The steady snow kept my picture taking to a minimum, and skiing took priority over photography. We spent a good deal of the day hitting terrain that we had been starved of last winter: Gore's glades and woods. Come to think of it, we hardly took any runs that didn't involve at least some glade skiing. Our sampler included favorites like Cave, Mineshaft, Pine Brook, Darby Woods, Chatterbox and a handful of other select woods.
For as many years as I've skied Gore, it's surprising that there are a handful of trails that I've just never gotten around to skiing. Daniel and I ticked off one of those today: the High Pines lift line under the Top Ridge triple chair. High Pines always looks a bit scratchy to me from the vantage point of the chairlift, but I have to say it was a ton of fun in today's snow.
Today was just the kind of skiing East coast skiers have been longing for after last year's non-winter. It's great to also see Gore and North Creek having a great holiday week too. With any luck, the great conditons will stick around for awhile. Anyone skiing through the New Year's weekend is in for a great couple of days. We'll be back on New Year's day to ring in 2013 with another (hopefully) great ski day.