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Wildcat Mountain: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Submitted on April 14, 2019 by rocket21 (740 Rating740)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines1 to 2 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions95% open; Spring Snow, Spring Snow
Glades GladesVirtually full coverage
Moguls MogulsMost ungroomed trails were bumps
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)None
Run of the Day Run of the DayLower Wildcat
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageCheeseburger, fries, and a bottled beverage were $13 and change.
Comments CommentsNot the perfect spring day, but still a very nice day at Wildcat. Initially sunny, but clouds built in mid-morning and some sprinkles arrived in the early afternoon. Snow was firm for the first few hours, but almost instantly softened around 11.

Polecat was in good shape, though getting a little narrow near the Tomcat junction. Lynx had some carnage just below Cat Track. The top of Tomcat Schuss is toast, but one could drop in from Catwalk, thread a needle, then get into the rest of the trail without much issue. Lynx Connection has a chokepoint that is probably done with the incoming rain. The steep on Al's Folly was also nasty and is probably done. Hainesville Pass to Cougar looked to have been groomed at some point recently, so it was fairly even going (some blue ice, but it was soft/easily carved). Bumps on Midway to Catenary. Straycat ungroomed but still decent.

Top Cat was open just about from the top, as was Lift Lion from both entrances (narrow just above and just below the second entrance, then wall to wall). Star Line and Black Cat were closed. Alley Cat held up well, as the only groomed way to get to it was from the Bobcat Triple. Panther to Sphynx and Chute were bumps, but still skiable (first time I think I've ever skied Sphynx).

Middle Catapult was ungroomed bumps with some growing carnage on the upside. Lower Catapult was groomed and fine. Did not venture onto Copycat, but it was open and all bumps.

Bobcat was groomed but a little firm. Cheetah was decent. Upper Wildcat was in decent shape for this time of year, though the last straightaway was all bumps with blue ice troughs (fortunately it was soft, so the blue ice not an issue). Wild Kitten was fine. Lower Wildcat was great, with wall to wall coverage just below the pitch (which was also skiable).

Doesn't appear that they've stockpiled as much man made snow as in previous seasons, so I have to wonder if May is possible.

Lines were generally only a few chairs to a minute for the quad, and ski on for the two triples running. It's great to ski this mountain in soft snow with almost everything open.
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