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Old 01-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
surfinsnow
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It was still -3 when we woke up this morning, and still -15 or more (less?) up in Vermont. And a "Special Weather Advisory" for severe wind chills and high winds throughout the morning. So we bagged on Vermont, layered up, and just went to a local hill here in Connecticut, Ski Sundown. It's only about 800' vert, and just 15 trails. It wound up being about 10 degrees when we got there, and the wind had calmed down. 10 is totally doable.

They sell 2, 4 and 8 hour tix, so we just bought the 4 hour. You can get bored pretty quick with just 15 trails, but it was actually pretty fun. It's been so cold they've been able to make a lot of snow the last few days.

The only downside, which kind of pissed me off, is that they only have 3 so-called black trails, and the main one all the way down the front of the mountain...er, hill...was closed for race training! Bullshit! Don't advertise that you're 100% open then close your best trail, and still charge full price when you only have 15 trails to begin with! Well, ski patrol let us through anyway, since there were so few people there. It's Friday, but it was mid-week riding at its best...good snow, very few people, never had to wait for the lift.

So it's looking like it will be a balmy 18 degrees at Mt. Snow on Sunday. That's only two hours from home, and 18 is practically tropical. And the crowds leave early on Sunday, so it should be a fun day. I've ridden this tiny CT hill three times already, and only three days in VT (1 Okemo, 2 Stowe, and one of the Stowe days was bulletproof -- we only did two runs). I need some real riding! This is getting ridiculous!
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