First stop: the Rochester Cafe in Rochester, Vt. I had the eggs benny. It was delicious.
Randy left full and ready to rip. He had the eggs benny, too.
When we pulled into Sugarbush North a nasty snow squall was ripping through. All the lifts except for the lower park lift were on wind hold.
We decided to boot up anyway and take a few hot laps through the park.
The park laps got boring quick (especially on a pair of Rossi Soul 7s) so we headed to Sugarbush South. Rumor was the upper mountain lifts were spinning.
Conditions were really nice up high at the 'Bush.
Next stop was just up the road at Mad River Glen. This is Randy taking in his first ever trip up the single chair.
The trees were certainly snowy, but some of the trails were looking a little thin after seeing traffic over the weekend.
From this point of view it all looked good and the top quarter of the mountain skied great.
The peak was windy and quiet. Remember, no snowboarding allowed, which meant I had to break out the sticks for the first time in a while.
We decided to warm up and hydrate with a beer at General Stark's Pub.
They were out of Lawson's (one of Vermont's finest microbreweries) so we went with a Fiddlehead IPA. Fiddlehead is not too shabby, either.
After the cold suds we decided to head out for one last run. Turns out the storm blew out and sun greeted us at the peak. A fitting ending to a fun day in the Mad River Valley.