Ascutney Mountain
Ascutney Mountain
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Submitted on February 23, 2020 by rocket21 (866 Rating866)
Session SessionAfternoon
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines1 to 2 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions100% open; Packed Powder, Spring Snow
Glades GladesFull coverage
Moguls MogulsMiller's Mile and Stovepipe Alley
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)None
Run of the Day Run of the DayStein Way
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageThere was some outdoor grilling, but did not partake.
Comments CommentsVery impressive rebirth of this area. Had not skied here since 2005, but had visited often since it had closed in 2010. Amazing to see how it was transformed from a dilapidated ghost town to a vibrant community ski area in just a few years.

Sunny skies with temperatures perhaps hitting 50 in the sun. Snow was good, but today and the next few days' forecast may shut the T-Bar down until more snow falls.

Debuting earlier this month, the T-Bar serves roughly 400 vertical feet of novice and intermediate terrain. The trails have been renamed, but the current groomed ski area spans from Snow Dance (now Broadway) to Screaming Eagle (now Main Slope). It does take some awkward traversing to get to the periphery trails, as there are narrow paths through the woods about the size of a mountain bike trail. The main trails are easily accessed, however.

Broadway, Sunset, Fifth Avenue, Stein Way, 42nd Street, Little Eagle, Main Street, and interconnecting trails were groomed. Some of the stuff in the sun (especially upper 42nd Street) was getting fried in the warm sun today (some dirt and random rocks), but the shaded stuff was good. Miller's Mile was probably the most challenging trail open (formerly Lower Exhibition), ungroomed with a steeper initial pitch. Stovepipe was ungroomed and narrow, quasi-glades and quasi-chute. Main Slope was perhaps the best for letting it rip, as it was groomed wall to wall and saw very little use. My favorite trail was Stein Way, with some fun turns and pitches.

Afternoon ticket (open 12-4 today) was $15. Generally a 1 to 2 minute wait for the T-Bar. Rope tow was not running, as easy terrain was available from the mid station (and the rope tow slope could be accessed from a crossover from Main Slope). The new lodge is also nice. Tubing area was also operating (below the parking lot).

Great community vibe with lots of families. Lots of backcountry opportunities as well, as another 1,000 vertical or so of terrain above the T-Bar is brushed.
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