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Granite Gorge: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Submitted on February 10, 2018 by rocket21 (743 Rating743)
Session SessionMorning
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions90% open; Variable Conditions, Variable Conditions
Glades GladesAbout 6" of soft snow this morning, but didn't look like there was any base under it.
Moguls Moguls
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Bunny Buster
Run of the Day Run of the DayMain Street
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageDid not partake.
Comments CommentsGood to finally get to Granite Gorge in daylight with natural snow. Conditions report said 20 out of 20 trails open, but a few were closed.

Monadnock was wall to wall good cover (spring snow) to the Chips junction, but then had some dirt poking through. Chips could be taken to avoid this and had good cover.

The entrance to Upper Main Street/Upper Lift Line had a closed sign. Natural snow with rocks sticking up, so it wouldn't have been worth it anyway. The upper part of Top to Bottom Competition Trail had no trail sign and looks like it hasn't been stumped/excavated (I believe this was cut in 2016), so that was also a no go. Also noted most of the natural snow trails hadn't been mowed in the off season and thus had tall grass/weeds poking through.

The bottom of the initial pitch of Upper Pinnacle had dirt and rocks poking through, but there is a snow gun nearby, so presumably this will get more coverage soon. Sunset, Pinnacle, Headwall, Zig Zag, and Jumper are with one exception natural snow only at this point. Sunset and Pinnacle had grass poking through, but were okay with caution in the morning. Not sure if they will make it another day in these warmer temps. Upper Headwall had good ungroomed natural coverage, however was pretty much toast at the Zig Zag crossing (dirt and rocks). Zig Zag was very thin with some rocks poking up (but otherwise a neat, narrow trail). Deer Run West was okay from mid station to Headwall, but doesn't appear to exist thereafter (despite being depicted on the trail map). Jumper and Liftline were thin with weeds and rocks, but there is a whale of manmade snow, so perhaps they'll get some coverage soon. Main Street had manmade coverage about half wide and was great, but a local high school set a race course on it, so few others were using the trail.

Another sizable snow storm would do wonders. Some nice terrain at this small area. Friendly customers, never a line for the lift. Relative inexpensive lift tickets.
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