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Sunday River: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Submitted on March 30, 2016 by rocket21 (274 Rating274)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Spring Snow, Spring Snow
Glades GladesPatchy snow at best.
Moguls MogulsLarge bumps on Shock Wave that I heard will get groomed out to resurface the top. Some bumps on the side of White Heat.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)
Run of the Day Run of the DayWhite Heat
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageThirteen dollars and change for chicken tenders, fries, and a small beverage at South Ridge lodge. Barker Lodge also open, and I think the restaurant at the Jordan Grand. North Peak Lodge and White Cap base lodge appeared to be closed.
Comments CommentsStill a majority of the trails open and with good coverage (though one had to be careful not to let it rip due to unseen ice bulges and or ledge popping up). Some of the cross overs are in rough shape due to ice bulges. Steeps in good shape. Natural trails/glades toast.

Started on Spruce, which had decent coverage on the two intermediates open. Downdraft was initially closed in the AM due to firm conditions.

Headed north thereafter, first to Aurora, where Vortex, Airglow, and Northern Lights had good coverage.

Pretty quiet on Oz, where Lost Princess in theory was open (closed in the AM due to firm conditions); lift not running. Rogue Angel, Excalibur, and Lollapalooza had a few narrow areas, but otherwise decent coverage and conditions.

North Peak lifts were not running, so access was only by the Chondola and Perfect Turn Quad. Only took a few runs here, as it's a mess of novice trail junctions and the snow got pretty sloppy as the temperatures rose.

Initially five ways down from the top of Barker (Lazy River was so so, Right Stuff was decent, Agony wasn't groomed and had some ice bulges so I skipped it, Ecstasy was okay, and Jungle Road had some ice).

Only one open trail from Locke, as T2 to Monday Mourning was closed for a race. Monday Mourning opened at the very end of the day, but the Locke chair was closed before the public could go to T2. Upper Sunday Punch wasn't too good.

White Cap Quad trails were still decent, but starting to get zapped by the sun. Little White Cap Quad trails were barely skied, but had good coverage - except for in front of the Grand Summit Hotel (almost toast) and the very bottom.

White Head Quad trails generally had good coverage. Top of Shock Wave was shot, but apparently it will be put together tonight. The trail itself has ungroomed whales and bumps and plenty of snow.

Obsession had good coverage on the upper half, but there were a few surprises on the lower part amongst otherwise decent coverage. Salvation was also decent. The middle of White Heat was groomed and, though the small headwalls had some ice, it was edgeable and pretty good in the afternoon.

Decent day with no lift lines. Despite starting a few minutes late (no signage at the closed outside ticket window directing customers to where tickets were available) and most of the peaks having fixed grip lifts, I was able to get 31 runs in for 33.2K vertical feet.
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