Monday, March 31, 2014
Gore Mountain: 03/29/2014
Sometime just before noon the woods brightened up and the clouds finally lifted off the mountain. Had the sun fully come out, we would have had some classic spring conditions on the upper mountain, but it remained cloudy for the rest of the day. At least the snow was soft and visibility was good.
Most of our afternoon was spent on trails that we had avoided in the low-vis morning: Lies, Rumor, Topridge, Fairview. With the soft snow, everything skied quite well. Very light crowds meant that we often had the entire trail to ourselves.
Since it looks like winter’s grip on the mountains has now been broken, we’re looking forward to some warm and sunny spring skiing to round out our season. With a deep base on the trails, we’ve got our fingers crossed that Mother Nature will cooperate for next weekend. Beyond that, Gore has hinted that they may be open through Easter weekend (daily ops through 4/06, weekends only after that) and Whiteface has hinted at the possibility of making a run for May 1. I don’t think I’ve ever skied in May, maybe this will be the year.