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Mount Snow
Mount Snow
Friday, December 31, 2021
Submitted on January 1, 2022 by indyskier29 (49 Rating49)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines3 to 5 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions60% open; Variable Conditions, Spring Snow
Glades GladesNot enough natural snow, although I noticed some ski tracks in the woods, especially near the summit.
Moguls MogulsEVERYWHERE that was remotely steep.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Surprisingly few terrain features in Carinthia, and the only full-blown parks I saw were on Prospector and (I think) Fool's Gold
Run of the Day Run of the DayInferno
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageChicken sandwich and hot chocolate from the Carinthia lodge. Quality was fine, nothing special.
Comments CommentsDespite my dislike of Vail, we bit the financial bullet and daytripped Mt. Snow on New Year's Eve. Every possible Indy daytrip had not nearly enough snow to make it worth the drive.

17/20 lifts open and 46/86 trails. Only closed lifts were Ego Alley, Sundance, and Seasons. Every area of the mountain had at least a couple trails open on it, so the crowds were able to spread out and we were able to dodge lift lines.

We started out the day in Carinthia, and eventually managed to ski on virtually every open lift, aside from beginner lifts and Canyon Express. Temperatures that were above freezing all night and hovering around 40 throughout the day, and it was full lift capacity serving just over half trail capacity. This led to moguls forming quickly on nearly every trail - even Long John had them simply due to the sheer amount of traffic. This also created icy spots, but these were surprisingly limited outside of a couple places on North Face. Chute and the upper portion of Plummet were the biggest victims of ice yesterday. Although my skiing ability on moguls wasn't great to begin with, I quickly figured them out via trial by fire. Carinthia had relatively little in the way of terrain parks opened, with Nitro and Inferno being completely feature-free.

Overall, it was a solid day. Nothing to write home about, but tolerable lines (we never waited more than 10-12 minutes, and that was for Bluebird) and solid spring conditions led me to know that going to Mount Snow was the right choice to make.
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