Lane Passmore reports from Thursday night at Hawksnest:
I went to Hawks Nest last night. My friend and I arrived around 7:00pm. It was windy but the temps weren’t too bad. As we were walking to the slopes some guys drove by us and yelled "BEWARE OF THE FROZEN CHICKEN HEADS!!!"
My friend and I just laughed and wondered what these guys meant?? As we made our way to the top and started down "Top Gun" we figured out exactly what they were talking about. Ice rocks the size of Chicken Heads were sticking up all over the slopes as we made our way down. We found this to be the case on "Merlin" and "Sock-Um -Dog too!!" What’s up with that?
By 8: 30PM, we were alone on mountain!! Nobody was there. We had killer runs the rest of the evening despite a few icy patches.
Mike Edwards reports from Ski Beech on Friday:
I was at Beech Friday during the day. The conditions were pretty good on the trails I skied on. It was frozen granular with a few “snow rocks” scattered here and there. I did not encounter any icy patches except on the top of Southern Star run. That is a mogul run so I guess they can’t groom it and nature has to run its course. I was hoping to ski Oz run but unfortunately it was closed L. There weren’t many skiers there so the lift lines were very short, even on the quad. I was able to jump right on, ski down and jump right back on. The sun was out, the temperature was mild and there was a gentle breeze. I would give Friday at Beech one thumb up!
We will keep a log of the best reporter’s submission, photos and reports. Trust us it is way to time consuming to post every pic…but send them…because we are tallying the scores. The winner of the Best On Snow Reporter for 2005-2006 will win $1000 in cash, a FREE Getaway Vacation and more. The contest will run from now through March 1st and we will choose the winner. Our choice will be based on the following and IN THE ORDER of importance.
Quality of Photos
Quality of Reports (well written, informative, unbiased)
Number of Photo Submissions
Number of Reports
Extra points will be given for getting smiling faces in the photos and including names and cities where you can.
Extra points will be awarded for creative ideas.
We will choose the winner based on how helpful and informative the reports have been.
As of 02/24/2006 here are the top vote getters. (We will only document the top three to five here throughout the season…and we may begin posting the top ten, depending on how close results are.)
We have a very close race going right now with only a few points (a day or two of posts) separately the top three.
1. Lorrie Tomlinson
2. Kent Jackson
3. David Long
4. Mark McKelvy
5. Christian Davies