I've been thinking about the last few years of skiing at my hill, and there's always a pattern.
Early season- Lots of different people that I've never seen before, park is completely packed, making new friends left and right.
Mid season- skiing is great, most of the park skiers disappear, vibes suck and it's mostly locals. More empty chairs and old people.
Late season- All of the early-season kids come out of nowhere and the hill is lit, good vibes, crowded as fuck again.
Do any of you experience something similar? It's like November and April are a whole different season. I get into way more conversations during the beginning of the season, and then its like people go into hibernation until the weather warms up. What gives?
Well part of the reason for that is in early season and in the spring, less hills are open and people come from farther away to ski because their closer hills are not open. There were people i saw at opening weekend of lake louise that i didnt see again anywhere for the rest of the year.
where did the snow go i miss it pls come back snow - brett_fisher
Yea the park at my hill is always packed opening day and the next couple weeks or so, and then it's quiet until spring and when comps start (excluding holidays).
I enjoy both times of the year. The beginning and end are fun because of that party vibe, but when the park is empty midseason I don't mind it because there's less idiots in the way and I don't have to wait to drop in on every feature.
Same pattern at my hill. Trollhaugen is one of the first open and last closed in the area, so there are usually a metric fuck ton of people opening and closing weekend. It chills out because people retreat to their own local spots. And there are some people who come out for opening day shenanigans, but don't actually shred on the regular.
Also, in the midwest, I think people actually do go into hibernation until the weather warms up.
I disagree with the vibes assessment though, I like mid-season when it's just locals. Maybe it's not so hyphy, but I personally find it's easier to make conversation/ new friends when the hill isn't in total chaos.