John asked:

>Anybody know the first natural snow run to officially open on the East
>Coast this year?

West Glade at K-mart has been open for several days on natural snow. That trail
is skiable with about 2 inches of snow because any rocks have been worn down
through the years by ski edges.

Tower 16 at Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, is open. Their website claims it's
the only natural snow trail open in the east, which obviously isn't true, but
it's probably the only expert natural snow trail open. They've been getting
lots of snow lately.

Then there's the Quebec ski areas, which tend to not open natural snow trails
until there is a 3 foot base, but I imagine some natural snow trails were open
when they were getting snow a few weeks ago.


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