You know that old song by the Rolling Stones? Well, that’s what was playing this morning when we entered the base lodge at Killington.
Yep, even though you can’t always get the conditions you might like, you can still ski. Which is what we did today, April 24, 2011. Hey, I’d never skied on Easter before. And even though I was sure I ended my season two weeks ago,I figured why not. We’d had a few inches of snow yesterday (albeit wet, heavy stuff). And I had some vouchers I’d neglected to use.
So with the temperature hovering around 50° this morning at 7 AM, we hauled out the rock skis and drove to mountain, determined to get in a few runs.
You can see conditions outside the lodge above. But looking up at the hill was a bit more encouraging:
Unless, of course, you looked over here (yes, this was open):
Still, it was fun. The views from the top were still beautiful. After all, it is Vermont:
And I was plenty happy. It was Day #81 for me. We only skied eight runs. The temperature reached 60°, and it got pretty gloopy real fast. All the same, a great way to end my season!
Yep, those are Day Lilies coming up at my house. Spring is here!
Happy Easter, all!
Thanks for the pics! I skied every Easter at Killington for many years – though it’s usually not this late in the month. Brings back memories… I still miss K. It’s strange out here in UT how most of the resorts close long before you ever see patches of mud like that!
Glad to see you got another day in! We’re still going strong here at Crystal Mountain, with more snow than we’ve seen all season. We had a few nice days this weekend, and our first corn cycle got started. I also spotted our first pond at the bottom of the gondola. Not big enough for skimming, but the first melted water.
I envy you who are still skiing out west. I love living in Vermont, but part of the price is a shorter ski season. Take some turns for me!
Looks rockin’ to me. Nice!