Dartmouth Skiway
Dartmouth Skiway
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Submitted on February 9, 2020 by stevebjerklie (8 Rating8)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Third Party
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions100% open; Packed Powder, Powder
Glades GladesAll glades open. Little kids were having a blast bombing through them.
Moguls MogulsN/A
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)N/A
Run of the Day Run of the DayPost-Doc
Food and Beverage Food and Beverage$13.00 for fish and fries and a large lemonade. The fries were abundant and nicely seasoned. The piece of fish could've been somewhat larger.
Comments CommentsGreat day at one of New England's best kept ski secrets. The Skiway operates just two chairlifts, but they serve two separate mountains, and it's possible to ski all day at this area and not repeat a run. This area is the rare combination of a small, family-oriented ski resort with enough challenging runs to keep advanced and expert skiers happy.

Winslow side:
- Herman's Highway and M.D. offered very nice groomed trail skiing in the woods on fairly long runs.
- Upper Howard Chivers was also very nice and well-groomed.
- Post-Doc had the best snow of any run at the Skiway today -- light and powdery, though pretty much skied out. Still: big fun.
- Lower Thomas was gated for race training, so I didn't ski it today.

Holt's Ledge side:
- As usual, Don Worden Schuss was in excellent shape and a great ski today.
- Terrific intermediate skiing on Upper and Lower John Meck, Upper and Lower Lyme Drop, and The Face.
- Upper Lift Line was ungroomed but a pleasure to ski.
- Lower Gauntlet, in the shade, was quite choppy with hard-set snow and very difficult to ski today. Since Lower Lift Line had the same conditions, I decided to skip it.
- Green Pastures was ungroomed with three-four inches of fresh powder on top, but the snow below was really choppy and it was easy to catch an edge. Not as much fun as I had hoped.

As much as I enjoy skiing ungroomed runs, today at the Skiway the groomed runs were best overall, mostly due to the snow-rain-ice-snow combination we experienced over the past four or so days.

0 degrees at the car when I unloaded in the parking lot, and the first couple of runs were pretty chilly, but there was no wind at all, fortunately. Things had warmed up to 20 degrees when I was back in the car after a last run. Clear skies and beautiful views from the Holt chairlift of the Green Mountains in Vermont and, in the other direction, Smarts Mountain and Mt. Cube. The trees lining the upper part of the Holt chair were coated in ice, and in the sunlight they glistened magically.

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