Awwww, shucks!

January 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Awwww, shucks!

We just spotted an awfully nice testimonial/trail report on SnowJournal from a guy who skied Butternut today. We totally agree: the conditions were great. Though your online handle is ‘sugarloaf,’ we’d be delighted to have you back here at Ski Butternut any day (we hope you won’t wait another 17 years to visit us again).

I skied at Butternut today with my son from 9:30am – 2:15pm. We toyed with the idea of heading to Vermont to ski at Okemo/Killington, but nixed the idea as we both like natural snow/glades. Neither of those two Vermont resorts have this type of skiing at present, so we opted for local skiing and will wait for more natural snow this month.

I have not skied at Butternut since March of 1994, so my memories of this place were a bit on the fuzzy side. I was however quite impressed with the quantity and quality of the snow on the trails and the ski area is also 100% open with all 23 trails in operation.

Our first run was down Applejack as snow had been made on this run top to bottom the night before. Conditions where great and the snowmaking whales were untouched making for some fun dips and jumps on the trail. We liked ths run so much that we skied it again in the afternoon and took 5 more TTB runs back to back.

Next up was Pied Piper/Fiddler/Downspout with immaculate groomed corduroy. Freewheeler was much the same with fun snowmaking whales that formed dips in the trail.

Main street had fresh cord to cut and snowmaking whales to ski over and we had a blast.

In the early afternoon ski patrol closed down Freewheeler to test a snowcat that had been having mechanical difficulties with it’s tiller. We got the chance to take 3 groomed runs down this trail once the testing was done. The groomed granular skied like silk and we had a blast.

Overall I would rank today an 8 out of 10 considering we had a major thaw and freeze just 4 days ago. This place makes tons of snow and really knows how to take care of it. For $25 all day weekday tickets, it’s hard to beat.


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