I drove up to Shames for the first time today. Opening day is still almost 6 weeks away...
It was coming down pretty hard which gives me hope for a decent "pre-season".
I thought I was the only n00b douche who wanted to get his board out and go drop down the the hill at the golf course. That is until I went to the grocery store and ran into a guy I work with who was contemplating exactly the same thing!
Also, I read in 2 different places online that Shames has more annual snowfall than any lift served area in North America! That is pretty cool.
In any event, as soon as I can't see the grass sticking through the snow anymore, I'm strapping in.