It’s about the effort and competition, so good for her for giving it her best! I’m sure she learned some things to take foward and hopefully, she had some fun too.Well, made it back from the Loaf tonight. Interesting week for the kid, a tough week on skis. Started with 2 days of SG (not her favorite), then the GS got delayed because of windholds. Monday they got a surprise snow with lots of wind which made the first SL a total shitshow with at least half the kids wrecking out. Mine skied out 2nd run and didn't finish. Tuesday they tried to scrape the hill and have a better SL. It was better, but still pretty soft. In fact as I stood on the side of the hill and kicked my feet into a little platform, I ended up sunk up to my knees! The kid didn't do great in that race either thanks to a very high bib number. Today she started 3rd from last in the GS. They had a really nice surface (last night they pulled one side of the B-net and scraped again) for the early runners. It was grippy, wet ice, but trusted easily and quickly degenerated into a rodeo. Nearly half the field was unable to finish today too. She looked great, but finished pretty far back. Overall, I was just glad to get her home uninjured. There were quite a few injuries including a compound tib/fib. Here's a radio call you don't want to hear on the coaches' channel "Can anyone recommend a good surgeon for facial reconstruction up here?".
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I heard that Pico was rented out yesterday by Coca Cola for a corporate event. We are headed over for our first time there and had hoped to hit untracked snow after the good snowfall of the last three days.Pico Mountain is available to rent this winter season. For $6,500, you can have the entire base lodge and two lifts to yourself on Tuesday or Wednesday. The $6,500 fee will cover operational costs to run two lifts—the Golden lift and Summit lift with between 10 and 20 employees.
Plattekill started charging $2,500 a day for exclusive use of Plattekill Monday through Thursday. The price has since increased to $4,500. The $4,500 covers the lifts, labor, electricity and overhead. Plattekill then makes money on rentals, food and drink, and snow tubing.
Magic is available for rent for $5,000 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday—days it’s closed to the public.
It was rented Tuesday (I heard by Anheuser Busch) so yes, the powder will be tracked out. However we did get another 3 inches last night. I will be there.I heard that Pico was rented out yesterday by Coca Cola for a corporate event. We are headed over for our first time there and had hoped to hit untracked snow after the good snowfall of the last three days.
Heading up to Vermont this afternoon. Unlike some people we don't chase where the best conditions will be, we make plans to hit certain places on certain days and just about always have a blast. Mount Snow tomorrow for St. Patty's day, working at Bromley Saturday, plus it's spring fling day, pond skimming, etc. Magic Sunday, Mount Snow Monday and Hunter on Tuesday.
It was about the same up here. My wife had a freind in town with her son so they hung out it the condo and attempted to ski today. Between the wind holds and being taken out by a d-bag from NYC, she called it a day at lunch and they have been drinking wine since then. I’m hoping her knee is feeling better by Monday or she’s off to the ortho to get it checked. I’m waiting for the late night wine call from her..You know that saying that a bad day of skiing is still better than not skiing at all? Stratton put that to the test today. I've not been there in years because it's so crowded but I figured it's on Ikon so why not give it another shot. Lifts on wind hold, big lines and the snow was so lousy and icy that we were convinced that one of the numerous people falling and sliding were going to take one of us out. Called it a day at 11:00 and drove home.