the giant

the giant

Last time we hit the Bush it was -10, hadn't snowed in a while, and the giant's ribs were fractured.
Despite that lovely equation- i became hooked.
Couldn't wait to get back and get in those trees.
This time we headed to Sugarbush in the middle of March- the giant, robot, and me.
Bare with me, it was a couple of months ago and my memory is, well.......

 Last season the snow gods were with me. This case was no different. We arrived with 10 reported inches waiting for us.

As you can see from this pic of robot's snow angel this 10" wasn't always 10". And there wasn't much of a base under that 10" in many places in the trees. 
 But we found those stashes......

me   photo- the giant

me   photo- the giant

We spent most of our time on Lincoln Peak hiking over to Castlerock or dropping those trees before.

Don't laugh at that 3,812' vert, west coasters. It can get gnarly in there. Steep with some serious bushwacking.  And i have a "this looks like a good line" way of looking at things that tends to ruin boards.
As you can see in this pic. of the giant exiting a line that i promised he would fit in.

Sugarbush doesn't groom a lot. i love that- like it raw. And this is mega rad- they don't run the Castlerock lift. (i'm not sure about ever, but some locals said never) So, you have to hike to get to it. Which means more stashes

robot

robot

 robot had such an excellent time. He bought the end of the season pass and stayed.

Big thanks to Ride Vermont for the lift tickets. Also big thanks to Chestnut Mountain Productions for the tickets to the Warren Miller flick where we got Sugarbush tickets.