Baldy

User Demographics
Age: 
21
Gender: 
Male
Ability: 
Advanced
Trip Specifics
Resort: 
Mount Baldy
Start Date: 
19 Dec 2008
Duration in days: 
1
Hours: 
Day
Equipment: 
Alpine
Overall rating: 
9
Primary snow surface: 
Powder
Secondary snow surfaces: 
Packed Powder
I loved: 
powder stashes in lightly skied bowl we found
I hated: 
the people that go there yesterday, slush in the trees off chair four and really heavy, deep powder
Lift/trails closed: 
none
Liftline waits: 
5 people maxx
Quality of moguls: 
great off skyline
Jumps/Rails: 
small natural jumps, nothing really up yet

totally stoked at the powder on the way up, saw the powder and nearly jumped out the car. but the day to go was yesterday. very good skiing down the more trafficed areas. off the main runs were a bit chewed up. chair four was bad before noon. spent all day on chair three and the chalk was amazing. would have been amazing conditions if they had a base under this but considering the time of year this was great skiing. chair one looked pretty good but also got the slush and was really cut up. i just feel bad for those going tomorrow since there was a melt down at the end of the day with is calling for ice in the morning and terrible driving conditions at the end of the road

The road conditions in the

The road conditions in the morning of the 20th were a bit icy towards the top -- there were a few accidents I passed along the way, and could smell my brakes burning a few times along the way up as my electronic stability control kicked in.

This said, I left early (around 3PM) because I was wary the roads would get REALLY icy once the sun set over the mountains. Nevertheless, I am glad I went.

yeh

we observing the melt off as we left (around 2:30) friday and knew it would be hell for some people saturday

I want to go

I want to go tomorrow!

highway2 thanks for all your participation, anything you'd like to see on the site?

umm

some more reviews, but that will come once the season gets more underway