So I picked up a couple of girls who just wanted to go for a hike and I hit the Auto Road at Whiteface for a little low angle fun.
There wasn't a lot of snow at the toll house, but we started to see snow on the sides of the road pretty quickly. After about a mile or so, there was probably enough snow to ski on. I waited a little longer to put my skis on.
The snow started to look pretty damn good:
And it got better and deeper:
We went up to just above the Lake Placid turn before we turned around. The view was slightly better than the last time I was up here, but still not great (loving the snow, though):
Oh the way down, I was just psyched to be skiing. Ace took some pics for me:
So instead of a shitshow, I had a shit eating grin:
I rolled on down, just enjoying sliding on snow again. Mountain biking is fun, but nothing compares to the feeling of skiing:
I skied until the snow ran out, and I took off the skis and boots:
The walk down was a piece of cake. And the weather got nicer, too:
It was even sunny in spots on the drive home:
I can't say enough how much I prefer this kind of skiing to the craziness at Killington or Sunday River. It was peaceful, fun, and a really good time (great company, too). Could it have used a little more pitch? Sure. But at this point in the season, I'll take what I can get. Like I said, I'm just happy to be sliding on snow again.