Pico Mountain: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Submitted on March 10, 2018 by rocket21 (725 Rating725)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeM.A.X. Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines3 to 5 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions99% open; Packed Powder, Powder
Glades GladesAll in play with more of a western powder than the norm.
Moguls MogulsAlmost everywhere, except for some greens.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Lower Gold Rush.
Run of the Day Run of the DayA Slope
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageWay over priced food, portions were small, and there was no room to actually sit down on the main floor, even at 1:30.
Comments CommentsVery rare western powder skiing in New England - light and plentiful. Everything was open with the exception of the lower B Slope (closed for racing, despite being counted as open; very end of Lower KA also closed). 1-2" of new powder overnight and more fell during the morning.

The easy trails off the Golden Quad were groomed down and generally smooth (except the steeper part under the lift). Everything else was ski packed powder or powder bumps.

Finally got to ski A Slope; hit it first run and the powder was fantastic. A Slope Cutoff was also open, but nailed a rock at the end of it. Even saw people skiing the lift line under the triple.

Knomes Knoll once again was also a good place to go to find powder, even late in the day.

Outpost skied well, with the exception of the short steepest portions of Pipeline and Sidewinder, which were already scraped to dirt (but carefully avoided). Other trails in that complex were generally wall to wall good coverage.

Everything was open off the summit, including Giant Killer. The very top (hike up) was all powder, but the initial steep below that was thin cover in places. Great to finally ski this trail.

Tops of Sunset 71 and Summit Glades were also scraped down to dirt, but the lower you went, the better the cover. The western side of Summit Glade had a groomed track to help with the flats. Upper KA was scraped. Upper Pike was all bumps and 49er quickly was too. Birch Glades had great coverage. Sunset Schuss to C Slope also skied well.

Very crowded...looked like they ran out of parking before the end of the morning. Long lift lines on the quads around 10ish and 1ish, but the fixed grip chairs were only a few chair wait during those periods.

Managed to ski every trail and almost every crossover. 28 runs for about 23K vertical.
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