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Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
Spring snow conditions dominate the Killington Resort
The season comes to a close for Ruts and the Bagel

The season comes to a close for Ruts and the Bagel

The season comes to a close for Ruts and the Bagel

The season comes to a close for Ruts and the Bagel

Today was another in a week of spring days on Killington. Warm enough to shed a layer of clothing, but with a deep overcast hiding the sun, snow surfaces remained soft and creamy.

Temperatures last night did not go below freezing for probably the first time this winter season. Groomed trails were very soft and pliable with little indication of ground induced surface freezing. Ungroomed trails were running a little tighter with the skier created bumps of yesterday exhibiting some early morning crispness. Basically, it was all good!

Conditions over at Bear Mountain are holding up well with deep snow cover on the majority of the terrain. With the exception of a few thin spots on lower Wildfire, which can probably be covered by some strategic grooming, there is little doubt that the crowd coming to the resort for next weekends Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge will have any difficulty skiing and riding from K1 to the event venue on Outer Limits at Bear.

Traversing across the mountain, the terrain park in Dream Maker is in excellent shape. Cruise Control is still totally covered. Needles Eye is in good shape on skiers left under the snow making guns, but getting thin on skiers right. Bittersweet is well covered with the pitch after the Needles Eye chair but before the junction of High Road getting a little heavy.

Sky Lark, Superstar, and Middle Ovation are all skiing well. Entrance to the Superstar headwall is basically a single track. However, it is still relatively soft on top of the Superstar Glacier so if you commit to the single track entrance, as long as you go for it and don't wimp out, you should be fine.

On the Killington Peak side of the resort, Cascades is starting to soften up but was still on the firm side due to it being mostly out of the sun. Double Dipper was massively bumped. East Fall was soft and set up for carving. During the week it has not bumped up, but if weekend crowds skid it instead of ski it, expect some bumps to develop.

Rime, Reason, Great Northern, Upper Royal Flush, Bunny Buster, and Chute were all skiing well. As is usually the case, Royal Flush was bumped with some bare rock showing; the result of both skier side slips and the impact of the sun.

We have some wet weather on tap for the next day, clearing out for the weekend. if you are inclined to ski over the Easter Weekend, you would be hard pressed to find better than Killington this ski season.

Wherever you may be, get out and play!.... Think Spring!

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