Not sure in what category you would put me, but I was at Sunday River's 2nd day after the opening (1st full day) and skied Loveland and A-Basin in late October a few years ago.
Conditions are A-Basin and Loveland were definitely more of an eastern type conditions, i.e. bring your edges, than what I encountered at SR last October.
The T2 trail is definitely more varied and steper in some part than the 2 runs that were open at LL and AB, but also shorter on vertical.
EMSC wrote:SR and other eastern areas might open after only 24 hrs of snowmaking; but it is on 4-6" of icy, slushy gunk that is only a couple of turns wide (while still blowing it in your face).
Hard to compare both experiences, as the type of skiing involved what totally different. Knowing a major of poster here, I would think that most of them would have prefered what I had at SR versus my 3 days in Colorado's WROD. As for myself, I had fun at both. EMSC coming from a racing background, would probably be like me and find Loveland pretty good also. Last October 15th at the River
Talking about any quick openings at R, Bob can you tell me more on SR's plans? What are the odds of an October liftserved turns prior to Halloween weekend this year? October is also a minefield of commitments. I know snow is on the radar, but don't think it going to make down to the River in the next few days.