Day two of our Hard Luck too short Spring Break
Ten inches had fallen the previous day on General Stark Mountain. Morgane was sad, she was sitting this day out as her knees were really hurting. She really loves this mountain and hasn’t skied it since Spring Break 2010. Tara’s mind was on the single and nothing else. Skied Upper Antelope then into a one feet powder turns on Bunny’s skier’s left. We repeated for the second run, however we turned on Porcupine this time, but the base was real thin underneath that fresh snow. Isssh, this was not good for the project of future turns at MRG in the coming week (but it got cool again and skiing at MRG made it to April). It was the same program everytime, Tara would ask us if we would get off at the mid, we always said ‘no’ then a push off to Antelope then playing around in the various trail options between Catamount and Antelope. On the lower end, we would always explore the trails more on the Sunnyside.
Tara had a weird twisting fall at the bottom in Periwinkle Bowl. Her leg hurt, but she ended doing one more run on the double. She wanted to ski on a green run this time as she didn’t want to force her leg too much. At the end of the run, we suggested that she call it a day. It was already close to 3pm anyways. Caroline and I went out to head towards Fall Line. Again there was powder, but the base was real hard as the previous day at Sutton. We didn’t experience it with Tara as we were skiing the lower angles runs, but on the rough and steeper runs, we were being knocked around. Skied a bit of the woods to catch up to Caroline as I was busy taking a few pictures. The lower mountain was done through Upper Glades and Lower Beaver. I was tempted to sneak in the woods, but it didn’t seem like a good idea. Although the base was thinner, the overall ski surfaces was better on the runs we skied.
As the lift were about the closed, the clouds moved it and it started snowing and building the recent snow. The forecast for the following days was also cold, because the base was very thin on the Sunnyside – if it would get real warm, Easter at MRG wouldn’t happen (they made it even further into April). Even luckier since our visit, MRG and the rest of Vermont received even more snow and from what I read, skiing was great.
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Mad River Glen – March 15, 2013