Whiteface NY - April 11, 10

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Whiteface NY - April 11, 10

Postby Patrick » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:34 pm

End of the season is already around the corner. My last ski outing felt like ages ago.

After a talk with Lucky in Montreal on the need to get out and make some turns, no matter where...I was back in Ottawa went Lucky told me he was going to WF. I needed to drive back to Montreal, but I was probably looking at some turns at St-Sauveur on a detour on another Ottawa-Montreal drive. Didn't feel like paying at Tremblant and the detour was longer and the drive was longer for WF. I'm happy that my good friend Lucky dragged me out of unpleasant business and tell me about the $17 lift tix deal at Whiteface.

Last liftserved day in the state of New York.

Skied on the same day last year...I don't remember ever seeing so little snow at WF on their last day.

Gondola and Little Whiteface double were the open lifts in service. The day started off gray, but snow made found a way to find us at the end of the day. There was also signs on a dusting of snow on upper Little WF and the trees from the summit. I got at the mountain at 10ish and brought my old B1s on the gondola, not expecting wall-to-wall coverage that I found at Tremblant.

First run was down Excelsior with my lunch, as skiing to the base was sketchy. Order of the day was looping off LW, to the mid or to the top. Saw Lucky and his clan right away on Mountain Run. \:D/ Skiing Mountain Run, Wilderness and Thruway off the mid or Approach and Excelsior off the top. Top of Wilderness required some walking to get to or you could take a lower traverse.

There was also the "Closed" which we wondered why??? We lapped it a few times at the end of the day, best snow and run of the day. Overall snow was soft, but some flats areas mainly at the top of the double of the double or around the midstation looked like someone stuffed the blender with Oreo cookies (real dirty slush) mixed with some chocolate chips (small rocks). The steep parts were okay. :mrgreen: The kids download with the Gondola and Lucky, Am and myself skied to the bottom. Lucky's kids had already done it on their own earlier. There were a few narrow spots toward Broadway and the skiing toward the bottom through the park. Snow in a narrow strip that totally disappeared maybe 100 ft from the base of the Face Lift.

So, here is the different runs options:

Off the top: A) Approach toward the mid 1) Thruway, 2) MR 3) Wilderness
B) 4) Excelsior or 5) Lower Essex/Northway to L Empire-Broadway
All to the way to the bottom via L Valley and SnowPark(name?)

Here are some of Lucky's pics:

Lucky's kids at the top of Wilderness.

Lucky Anna-Maria

Lucky Alex

Lucky Alex in the bumps in "Closed"

Lucky Vero

Lucky Pat :wink:
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