Basin Sports Killington Snow Report – 4″ by end of day with snowfall rates of 3/4″-1″per hr. Tomorrow should be a good one!
One of my favorite things is storm riding a late afternoon snow storm. There’s no mass hysteria to get first chair and snow conditions get better as the day wears on. Usually there’s refills too. All this came true for me today and I was in my glory. Snow started falling around 8am. By noon there was some accumulation, but by 2:00 it picked up intensity. I booted up and headed out to get some fresh turns. Anything that was groomed overnight skied better than things that were not groomed. Those ungroomed trails had a very smooth surface underneath that the new snow didn’t bond to very well. The groomed surfaces had a texture to them which held the new soft snow better.
I skied a few Superstars first, than on my way to Needle’s Eye I ran into some of Killington’s true blue moguls skiing brethren. They were headed to Lower Vertigo so of course I had to follow them. I wasn’t looking for moguls as I rarely do when there is fresh snow to be skied in, but truthfully Lower Vertigo Skied well. Some really nice mogul lines that were all powdery lines. Nothing like skiing a mogul run full of powder face shots. After a couple of runs with them, I ventured away and headed to K Peak where I figured there would be more snow with the added elevation. It all seemed the same actually and I think the Northbrook area skied best today. Lower angle stuff is always a good bet when dealing with slick stuff underneath.
Tomorrow should be a great day as the snow is still falling.
Hopefully we’ll see somewhere north of a foot by morning. I’ll see you in the lift line for for first chair, most likely at Pico though. Have fun out there and take care. I’m off to Colorado for the week on Sunday to ski some big mountains. Looking ahead to next week, it looks to be another good week here too with snow in the forecast I’ll catch you all when I get back.