It’s taken a few days, but when King Pine opened just after noon today, the wait was worth it. Lift crews had chiseled inches of ice off the quad, groomers had broken up and tilled the runs, sun was shining, sky deep blue–heaven amidst the ice-castle trees.
Spillway was closed due to ice problems, and the SuperQuad was only running at half speed, so we spent the first hour or so over on Whiffletree, putting ourselves in line for first tracks when King Pine opened. Smart move. Really, it’s amazing the turnaround in this area. Kudos to the liftees and groomers. With about an inch of fresh snow predicted tonight into tomorrow, it’s only going to get better and better.