Wildcat Mountain, 26 November 2016

Date: Saturday, 26. November 2016

Resort or Ski Area: Wildcat Mountain

Conditions: Not thin, Packed up top / a bit wet toward the bottom, Comfortable temps

Trip Report: Second day out for me this season and I had to go to Wildcat as it looked like the place that stayed coldest overnight on Friday night. First day on my Nordica Enforcer 93s--a great ski, a fast, powerful ski, that is going to take ME places this season! Conditions held up fine while I was there; a comfortable roughly 26 degrees up top and mid 30s at the bottom.

Wildcat pieced together the Lynx trails to open up the mountain top to bottom. I got there a bit late so if they groomed it, it didn't last. It was naturally cut up and bumped up by the time I got there. Sure it may not have been as much variety as other areas in New England, but lapping Wildcat top to bottom 2100' per run with NO lift lines meant substantial runs, and a very fun experience. A tiring one too; this was effectively an early season exercise day and could prove crucial in getting me back into form. Visibility was poor and there were no views across Pinkham Notch. I've learned to never build myself up for a clear day in the Whites. As long as you can see the run in front of you, you take what you can get.

So glad I got out there. Skiied in October, now November, and from here on out every weekend til the hills close down...


Go to forum thread