Sunday, March 15, 2009

Still Plenty of Snow Left at Cranmore

Cranmore's sunny locale and wide open slopes makes for long bright days skiing this time of year. The good news is that the warm days are followed by cold nights, allowing the snow to firm up again.

I skied for a few hours today and my picks were anything in the East Slope area (East, Schneider) and Artist Falls. All are good picks earlier in the day when the snow is still firm. Plus, it gives you an excuse to ride the classic East Double Chair, the oldest operating double East of the Mississippi!

Try out trails with less exposure later in the day when the air temp warms and softens up the snow.

In case you are wondering, our projected close date is March 29, so we have two more weekends left. While we still have a boatload of snow, the downside of all this sunshine is that spring does eventually take its toll. So after the 29th, it's time to move on to other pursuits, whether it is skiing at other mountains with a higher elevation or northerly orientation, like our sister resort Waterville Valley. Or time to dust off those golf clubs and head south. I hear you can actually see the ground down in Boston. Imagine that!

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