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Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain Resort
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Submitted on December 8, 2019 by rocket21 (866 Rating866)
Session SessionAfternoon
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeIkon Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions50% open; Packed Powder, Frozen Granular
Glades GladesLooked like decent cover up high.
Moguls MogulsUpper Standard, Lift line.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Tyrolienne
Run of the Day Run of the DayUpper Standard
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageDid not partake. Lodge was absolutely mobbed when we arrived near the end of the lunch hour; very hard to find a seat.
Comments CommentsNight and day compared to Magic. Very busy (though not crowded by Stratton standards), little remaining untracked powder, and quite a few patches of boilerplate. Some dangerous situations with hooligans bombing down trails out of control, and with ski race training taking place on the same trails as novice ski lessons. Not much in way of lift lines (apart from back ups from scanning passes). Perhaps a foot of natural down low and almost two up high.

Snow Bowl was a little icy up top from the wind and crowds and very icy on Drifter Link back to the chair. Boilerplate patches throughout as well, but also some nice packed powder stretches. World Cup and Lower Wanderer were closed but had huge snowmaking whales on them.

Took one run down Upper Middlebrook; boilerplate city. Noted lots of snowmaking whales on adjacent trails, so perhaps Sun Bowl could be online soon. Also noted whales in the Tamarack area (also not yet open).

Off Ursa, Frank's Falline was closed for racing. Upper Tamarack was open, but it doesn't look like it's seen much snowmaking this year...some thin cover and open mud patches visible (did not ski it). Grizzly Bear was scratchy but fun. Grizzly Access was surprisingly good (perhaps Snow Bowl Quad has taken some stress off it), but the headwall to the lift from the Black Bear side was icy. Upper Standard was fun with many snowmaking whales and natural powder bumps on top (I think the snowmaking stopped at Upper Switchback, as it suddenly was thin until reaching the next crossover).
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