The Great and Improbable Mother’s Day Mother Load

By:  Greg
May 12, 2010

We didn’t realize it, but Monday was going to be “the day.” As we headed up the mountain, the lower elevations had been horribly scoured by the wind, and it looked as if it had barely even snowed on Sunday. As we headed up Nosedive however the strangest thing happened: the wind got calmer. At the top of the S-turns on Nosedive the air was dead calm. We didn’t complain (except about the guy following us booting in our skin track… awesome! thanks guy!). Christian started off the “down” part of the day with a sweet slash and ride on Nosedive. (sorry still working with low light at this point)

Wow that was good. We planned to have a one-and-done day so we could get back to work, but quickly reconsidered our plan not unlike what happened during VTah Part III at Mad River Glen back in December. At the sugar shack on Nosedive we ran into the wind affected stuff, and decided to head back up for JUST one more… In the interest of time we decided to give an untouched Bypass Trail a try. Why not?

Oh Nelly!

Following this we found ourselves trying to stay calm and collected, but couldn’t stop hooting and hollering. Who would have believed that on Friday, Bypass and most other trails were completely bare? At the sugar shack we changed over yet again and headed up top. Everyone was thinking the same thing: “Is Goat Trail skiable?!” Let’s go see… CHA-CHING!

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  1. robrox
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:37 am  

    May Powder…funny that an old fart like me can call it. This is some seriously strange weather. The wave like nature of this series…yes, “this” as in continuing.. and the funky Jet Stream Track make it just possible for another “October Suprise” in May.

    Don’t count on it…but weather geeks are busy cleaning themselves over this pattern.

    Fingers crossed, not tips!

    Happy Trails

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am  

      I didn’t stop believing for a second Rob! Will we see you for slackfest at least?

    • powhounddd
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 12:17 pm  

      …any chance we can get some more?!!

  2. Dwyer
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:39 am  

    Way to make Cathy proud!

    • cathy
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 4:50 pm  

      You betcha!!

  3. K_C
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:41 am  

    I think Christian is high fiving the pow down Goat

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am  

      He gave a lot of high fives that day. It it likely that the snow got a few too.

    • christian
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 9:06 pm  

      you can do things like that when you don’t have to hold ski poles :P

  4. powhounddd
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 12:16 pm  

    so good. This is the past and the future of schuss. Self-served, get it while it’s cold.

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 1:07 pm  

      awesome thought… thanks powhound!

  5. christian
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 5:35 pm  

    i just dropped my poles

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm  

      The list for next year is like this as far as I’m concerned:

      1.) Ride Last Call and rap into CG

      2.) Get the poles shot.

      3.) GNF

      Stay tuned…

  6. Salt-E
    wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 1:58 pm  

    are you skiing your qx-11’s?? Holy toledo!

    • Greg
      wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 2:34 pm  

      schussing actually… but i don’t want to get too technical

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