New Hampshire
Okemo Mountain Resort: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Submitted on March 5, 2017 by rocket21 (554 Rating554)
Session SessionAfternoon
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines1 to 2 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Loose Granular, Frozen Granular
Glades GladesStill a little snow, but looked very firm.
Moguls MogulsNoticed some bumps on Jackson Gore and Glades, but they looked bulletproof.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Park and large halfpipe.
Run of the Day Run of the DayEclipse
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageChicken tenders and fries were a little over $10, but good.
Comments CommentsWith the cold, biting wind and a New Hampshire resident half day discount, Okemo seemed like a good afternoon option. Parked and purchased tickets at Jackson Gore, which made for easy access, though the lodge space is very limited (could not find a table at lunch time).

The bubble on Jackson Gore was the place to be, as lines were relatively short. We meandered over to the main mountain and found a very large line for the Sunburst six pack bubble. Fixed grip and high speed quads had barely any riders.

Morning Glory and Solitude complexes skied decently (a little icy near the base area) with minimal skiers due to not being bubble-served.

The Arrow-Mountain Road portion of the main mountain was unsavory due to snowmaking in progress and crowds struggling with the blowing mist and heavier snow. To avoid the six pack line, we took the Sachem and Glades quads and frozen solid. It looked like there was some good skiing off them, but it didn't seem worth it. Did not venture over to South Face, but heard it was also a very cold lift ride. Overall, it seemed like the main trails had decent surface conditions, but the crossovers were pretty icy.

Jackson Gore skied decently. Sunset Strip and Upper Limelight had good surface conditions. Upper White Lightning was rough with ice and a barespot, causing pileups, but the rest was quite nice. Vortex and Quantum Leap were scratchy in places, but otherwise good. Eclipse was a pleasant surprise, as very few people seemed to find it. Fun, rolly trail with decent surface conditions. Tuckered Out had good coverage, but was overcrowded, with the steeper turns getting scraped from novice skiers/boarders wiping out. Lower Limelight was also getting scraped. What Jackson Gore could really use is a true beginner trail from the top to take the stress off these two intermediate trails.
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