Today was definitely the day that you wanted to call in sick to work. Killington is expected to receive a foot or more of snow when it’s all said and done. I didn’t get to the mountain until 10, but it was still very good. The nice thing about mid- week skiing too is that there isn’t a whole lot of people out skiing, so find fresh stashes is pretty easy. I also had new powder sticks to test out, a pair of Rossignol Star 7’s so I skied a little bit of everything. I first took the K-1 up to the top and immediately headed over to Pipe Dream because I knew I would find fresh powder over there. It’s often easy to find fresh snow on Pipe Dream, days after a good storm. The push in and out of Pipe Dream definitely got my blood pumping and tired me out but it was worth it. Wind had push mounds of deep snow all over the trail that when impacted on the backside, would cause the mounds to explode producing a big powder cloud. After Pipe Dream I moved back towards Superstar and skied, Bittersweet to Skylark and both trails had soft deep powder, especially on the shoulders. Then I took the Superstar Quad up and did a fast lap of Superstar and though it had been skied before me, still found the snow to be enjoyable. Superstar had been groomed so that really helped the snow stay consistent, especially in areas that had been skied off. After my lap on Superstar I rode up and did Ovation and cut back across Superstar into Superstar Woods. Upper Ovation produced some soft thin powder, but I wouldn’t call it the trail of the day. Superstar woods was also good, and I was able to find some fresh snow in there.
After that lap, I rode the Superstar Quad again this time ducked into the trees and skied Julio (Skiers left of Ovation). This was the run of the day by far. The groomers were good, but the trees were spectacular. I found the last time I skied Julio ( 4 Days after the last snowstorm) that if I hugged skiers right of the glade I could find untouched powder. And sure enough I found powder, a whole lot in fact. The nice thing about wind drift is that it blows snow into the woods and really piles up. Sure enough snow had piled up and I was skiing up to my waist in powder on untouched lines. Yes, I know I said waist deep, and I mean it, just look at my photos, lots of untouched lines and deep deep snow. If you’re thinking, well crap I should have gone skiing today, don’t worry there will be plenty left overs for you to find.