I feasted on corn snow at Sugarbush today!

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 07:11 PM

Big, soft bumps on Stein's Run at Sugarbush.
View of Lake Champlain from atop Lincoln Peak.
View of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
The middle section of Paradise.
Delicious selection of tacos at the Mad Taco. Fish taco=yum!

After a delicious lunch stop at the The Mad Taco in Waitsfield, I headed up to Sugarbush for an afternoon of sunny spring skiing. I feasted on corn snow — that super soft, granular snow that we get to enjoy in the spring.

I tackled lots of bumps on runs such as Organgrinder, Paradise and Murphy's Glades. The moguls were like heaping spoonfuls of mashed potatoes.

The only thing that threw me was some unexpected ice while descending Paradise, an expert trail off the Heaven's Gate Triple. This run doesn't have snowmaking so there were bare patches to avoid. I looked to the shady right side of the run to ski around a bare area and figured out quickly that this shady area had not melted. I slid on my butt a couple of feet until I hit a mogul. Live and learn.

I enjoyed some big, cruising turns on Snowball and — appropriately enough — Spring Fling. Views today included a long Lake Champlain, blue skies, and a white Mt. Washington.

Sugarbush has two lifts open through Sunday: the Super Bravo high-speed quad and the Heaven's Gate triple to the top of Lincoln Peak. When you ski on the slopes where there was snowmaking, there is still a whole lot of snow!

Great skiing as we head toward May!

Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Spring skiing, Sugarbush

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