I'll start with this. I ride in the midwest and the snow is so much different, I would say close to ICE coast type stuff. Most of it is man made, meaning it ices up fast. Tons of people on small hills just packing this stuff down. Not enough grooming or snow.
Yeah, Okemo last weekend was a bit icy and I busted my left ass cheek so hard my eyes watered. That shit hurt bigtime. I fell right on a groomed slabbed of ice with grooves in it so it was like big ice teeth biting my ass and I was going fast lol. So I'm really considering purchasing something.