Killington Snow Report Friday March 9 Don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.Freeriding, Killington, Skiing, Snow Report, Snowboarding, Uncategorized
Mostly cloudy, 31* and light wind @ 1:45
Sorry this report is so late, I had some things to do at the shop before I headed up to sample the snow.
In all honesty, it was pretty good. Now keep in mind I skied in the late afternoon, so I’m sure it was better earlier, but all and all the snow was decent. Yesterday around 3pm with temps in the 50′s it started raining and did so until about 10pm before changing over to snow. The dense couple inches did two things to the base : it adhered well to the wet snowpack and it worked as a sponge and help wick moisture out of the base. Some areas skied better than others and you could tell where they groomed while the base was still soft and when they groomed once it started to set up.
I skied Skyeburst>Wildfire first run. Skyeburst was kind of jaring and death cookieish. Lower Wildfire was spring snow with newly formed moguls from the days skier traffic. Basically not a repeat. Lower Skyeburst, aka Bear Claw, had all the features removed and looked like it was excavated from the boarder cross this week. It wasn’t open to the public, but it looks like it will be by tomorrow.
The superstar pod and Low Road skied better. Bittersweet was skied way off from skier traffic as there was the J3 GS finals on Needles Eye and Bittersweet is the main corridor back to the Killington side. Although the headwall was closed as it wasn’t groomed, Superstar was the ROTD I suppose. Still decent granular conditions late in the day.
Today was surprisingly good. I’m sure that tomorrow will be much, much better and Sunday should be the better day of the weekend as it will be cold Saturday night and warm Sunday making for some exceptional corn snow skiing/riding. If you were on the fence of heading to Killington this weekend, I suggest doing so. The snow is decent and the weather looks good. Have a good weekend!