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  1. I wasn’t able to make it out this past weekend so I started my season with a nice 2100’ skin and ski of Wildcat. Trip up was pretty easy up polecat. The ski down was a lot of fun. Nice soft spring skiing down lynx. Felt like a day in mid April. Natural was pretty deep in places. Great way to start the season for me. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  2. Too bad. I had hoped to actually ski there this year! Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  3. Wish I had my skis! I could skin up Wildcat tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
  4. Black of Maine Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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  6. Ah Magic.... I really don’t ski there nearly enough living so close. Some truly great skiing there. I think you bought into magic at the best time for you. With the new green Peak chair going in you should have some nice options over there. Vertigo and Mystery sometimes aren’t groomed but aren’t super steep and would offer a nice next step. On the west side talisman is a nice steeper groomer, though I’m not sure the last time I skied it when it was actually groomed. Broomstick to heart of the magician might be a nice last step. Broomstick is narrow but negotiable and heart isn’t overly steep. But in reality if you bought a pass at Magic you gotta just go for it. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Mount Washington 5/18 and 5/22

    Hit the east snowfields a couple days in the last week. If you haven’t been up there you should give it a try. Snow is pretty incredible this time of year. Drive up the autoroad was spectacular as always. Most of the skiers parked near the top to access either great gulf or the upper part of east snowfields. I chose to spot I’ve been to a couple times off the Huntington Ravine trail. Easy ten minute walk from the car and I was on snow. Today I drove further up be road to the larger snowfield. Weather wasn’t as nice as Friday but the skiing was still pretty good. There is a ton of snow up there still. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Now that the lifts have closed.

    5/11- managed one last skin up wildcat. I was able to make it to the pretty much where hairball drops down on Lynx. There were several grass spots and skiing was not continuous. Lynx did ski well though. It seemed hard because it was only in the 40s with a stiff wind but going down it was nice firm corn. My season at Wildcat is over now I move across the street for turns. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  9. I hope they get the lift in before the season. Installing two lifts plus inspection seems lofty for them. I’d assume they will be expanding snowmaking as well. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Now that the lifts have closed.

    Amazed today how busy Pinkham Notch was. Tons of skiers hiking up into the bowl. Granted I’m sure it was incredible skiing but no one was hiking Wildcat which is almost 100% skiable. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  11. Missed out on the weekend because I had to work. Today was pretty incredible day to go skinning. Brilliant sunshine and perfect spring corn. I decided that rather than going all the way up I’d focus my attention on Tomcat Schuss and the trees on either side of it. I managed to get three nice laps in this area, every turn was awesome and the trees were very skiable. Best coverage in years I’d say! Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    2018 Season Stats

    80 days and still going strong. 23 days on my Peaks Pass traveler pass. $13 a day 13 unique mountains Skied Dartmouth Skiway for the first time. Highlights- Several incredible days at Wildcat. Many great days skiing with my kids. Turns through the woods at my home hill always are a highlight to me. Competing in the Berkshire Highland penthalon. Lowlights- Hit a rough patch right when the skiing got really good mid March. I got the flu and pneumonia put me out for about a week. Busted ribs from a bad crash at Jay Peak a couple weeks ago. Put me out for a couple weeks. Midseason skiing was pretty lousy for a bit. All in all a good season all around. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Now that the lifts have closed.

    Yes true! This is more for my selfish reasons. I may make it up to Killington mid May but otherwise the lifts are closed on days I can ski. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
  14. It’s that time of year for skinning. With my beat up ribs and this absolute shit weather pattern i am getting a later start. Things are looking nicer later this week with spring like conditions finally on their way. I hope I’m better by the end of the weekend and can head out. Who has advice on which mountains care if you skin or not? Attitash- a no, I was asked to leave last year. Wildcat- is good to go anytime Berkshire East(getting thin)- good to go Mount Snow- will announce if they don’t want people to skin Stratton- haven’t been asked to leave, if you look at the map you can find a killer spot to access directly below snow bowl lift with a couple parking spots Cannon- they say they don’t allow it but I wasn’t stopped the one time I tried Pats- good to go CM- no one seems to care Killington- easier to ride the lift but no one seems to care if you skin up If others want to add more info here I think it could be useful for others. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Jay Peak 4/7-4/9

    Excellent weekend of skiing at Jay Peak. I was pretty nervous about the condition with how cold it was suppose to be all weekend. The cold certainly was what I expected but conditions were surprisingly good. Friday night they got 2-4” of fluff which helped to really make the tree skiable. The lower angle the better in the morning but we did make it down Everglade in the afternoon. We also did our last run down Valhalla and it was pretty sweet. Sunday was a big family ski day but my son and I did manage to get a run down Tuckerman Chute. The last day today was the best. The dads and my son got out for 6 fast laps on the jet before the younger kids and moms came out. The snow blew around nicely and covered up some of the hard bumps. Haynes and Hot shot derick were fantastic but the best was the little tree shots between the two trails. We made it out after lunch and did a run off the summit down green beret. It was one of the best runs of the weekend with just enough fresh to make things real fun. Lastly(wasn’t supposed to be the last) was River Quai. Same as before there was several inches of fresh snow on top of very sneaky hard icy bumps. I got going to fast lost a ski and fell straight on my chest. That ended by day and sent me to the hospital for X-rays. No broken bones or bruised but I’m pretty sore for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app

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