With daytime high forecasted close to 60F on Saturday skiing and snowboarding was probably the last thing on a lot of people’s minds but instead of doing responsible adult things like taking down the Christmas lights, I met some friends up at Mt. Holly for the day.
After several days of warm temps the cover was getting noticeably thin in places, and as expected the terrain park was out of order. The jump line consisted of 4 features: jump, volcano, jump, jump. The volcano feature is super fun. Overall the snow was slushy but fast, that kind of hit-or-miss weather in the 50s sometimes gives you great spring corn and sometimes gives you suction-wet-carpet-snow. We got the corn and were intent on farming it all day. Until Sam broke his back overshooting one of the jumps.
That put a damper on the day and it wasn’t quite the same after he got carted off by patrol.
After closing for a few days for maintenance, Mt. Holly re-opened today with special discounted lift ticket prices.
The inside line is that there is a whole lot of snowmaking going on, and as for the park is “Don’t expect much until the end of the week.” I think it is safe to assume there will be a good build for the holiday weekend, as their crew is working diligently on getting in back in riding shape with good features & lines.