“Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” had nothing over on the intrepid group of CONC skiers last Sunday. As relayed by trip organizer Jerry Sebestyen, the winds at Swampy Lakes Sno-Park had to be a steady 20-25 MPH and gusts into the 30s. Once we got into the forest and sheltered by the trees the skiing perked up.
The snow conditions were much better than expected. There were only a few patches where the wind had blown the snow away to reveal the hard pack below. The snow itself was about 3 inches and unconsolidated. Powder it wasn’t, but the thicker consistency made for some very safe downhill runs.
We went up the upper Swampy leg, bailed off the side of the road and skied down to the lower Swampy and Beginner trail. We wound up at the shelter which had a steady flow of skiers and shoers and headed back to the Sno-Park. We played on the same hillsides on the way back and a good time was had by all.