Thing One and I skied at Gore Mountain yesterday and she skied her first double-black diamond trails, Lies and The Rumor.

Lies

They were blowing snow top-to-bottom on Lies, so it had a lot of nice soft snow. We did Lies twice in the morning. We went back after lunch and the snow guns were turned off. By that time, the snow was getting bumped up, with a lot of ice and crust between the bumps. It was not quite as much fun as the morning!

The Rumor

We also hit The Rumor in the morning. The Rumor was not as much fun as Lies. The sign warns that falls will result in uncontrollable slides. Yup. No injuries though.

It was a really fun day. Even though it was Presidents’ Week, it was not too crowded. Plus, we stayed on the upper-half of the mountain, so I think that helped keep the crowds away from us.

It snowed all day long, but accumulated only 3-5 inches. Here’s a picture taken from the top of the Cloud trail.

Cloud

And from just about the same spot in 2005.

Cloud
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