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Sunday River 2/13

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Got on the mountain at about 9:05. The mountain was reporting 12" of snow from the get go, but it felt more like 8-10." It unfortunately started sleeting almost as soon as the mountain opened and the powder was quickly covered with a thin, but nevertheless annoying crust. What was underneath the crust was actually quite light at first though. After about an hour of sleet, it changed back to snow at 10ish and snowed pretty consistently until about noontime when the sun came out. The afternoon had some snow melt in the sun, but stayed super comfortable. The crust all but disappeared once the sun came out or a few skiers went down a trail, so it had very minimal impact on my day.

The snow in Jordan was the best. Skied Caramba, Wizards Gulch, Poppy Fields, Flying Monkey, Ruby Palace, and skier's right of Tin Woodsman.

As the sun came out in the afternoon, I went back east to hit up Barker, Spruce, and eventually White Cap.

Pretty much everything was skiable, though Shockwave never officially opened and Agony occasionally had some nasty ice mounds about the size of a go kart.

Runs of the day were an early morning Caramba, Celestial, the top half of Spruce Cliffs (the bottom was the usual mess), and Aftershock (i.e. anything up high).

Overall I hit almost no rocks or even stumps. Any scraping sound was some nasty glare ice on top of a rock, but even that was few and far between except in the obvious places. Barring a huge meltdown, they'll have excellent coverage for weeks to come.

North Woods:

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Top of Spruce Cliffs

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Bottom of Spruce Cliffs

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A random smattering of Barker glades:

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Jully, check out the SR Community page.  Shockwave apparently opened at 920am to a pack of charging skiers.  Apparently someone cut across one of the steep pitched sections and about a 1/3 of the slope released and slid several hundred feet, taking at least one skier with it.  Luckily not badly hurt, but a rare event for an inbounds slide (nee, avalanche) on an Eastern trail.  Sounds like it exposed the glare ice beneath, so not surprising they closed it again after that event with the ice above and a debris field below.  Sounds like it needed a winch cat and looking at today's trail report, looks like it got it and is open today. 

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1 hour ago, Machski said:

Jully, check out the SR Community page.  Shockwave apparently opened at 920am to a pack of charging skiers.  Apparently someone cut across one of the steep pitched sections and about a 1/3 of the slope released and slid several hundred feet, taking at least one skier with it.  Luckily not badly hurt, but a rare event for an inbounds slide (nee, avalanche) on an Eastern trail.  Sounds like it exposed the glare ice beneath, so not surprising they closed it again after that event with the ice above and a debris field below.  Sounds like it needed a winch cat and looking at today's trail report, looks like it got it and is open today. 

Jeez. I was confused that there was a rope all afternoon. Glad no one was hurt badly for sure. 

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