« Last post by dave095790 on April 05, 2017, 06:36:16 PM »
Thanks for the info. It was for last weekend, which was their last operating day for the winter; they closed on Sunday (1 April), I think they re-open mid-May?
I've made it to Chimney Pond in under 5 hrs pulling a sled with 3 days worth of supplies, probably would be close to 4 hours with just a day pack.
Their skiing conditions were terrible, according to someone who was there a about 10 days ago. With little new snow since then, and temps well below freezing everything would have been wind scoured and bullet proof - thus not making the skin in worth it. Had temps been above freezing, and sunny - conditions would have been workable and worth going for it.
I've actually never been up there with good ski conditions, it's always been bulletproof and wind scoured. It's a shame the park closes in the spring, but I get their reason.
I opted for Mt Washington instead, and it did not disappoint.
I would agree in that this is one of the deepest snowpacks and longest lasting winters; but I would also say that the conditions have fluctuated all over the place, with many days being downright terrible, but many days have been epic; and I most certainly have had my share - thanks for asking.