Ski Season Off to Late Start
The 2022-23 ski season is off to a late start this year. Despite warmer temperatures, the cold flash this past month has benefited the slopes. Resorts were able to make artificial snow which allowed them to open more trails over the holiday season. We asked fellow skiers around Wooster about their experiences on the mountain this year and their experience skiing over the course of their lives.
There has been a lot of variety in conditions across resorts in the Northeast. Early on in the season we experienced long lift lines and minimal snow due to few runs being open. More runs started to open towards the end of 2022 but conditions were still patchy. A common thing said in the interviews was how rocky a start the season has gotten off to. Teddy Trippe ('25) told us, "I think the conditions have been pretty good this year but I feel like the season has started later." We noticed this as well when we went up to ski and saw only a few trails open. Even though we have had some setbacks, the 2023 ski season is underway.
Interviewing skiers at Wooster has given us an opportunity to get to know them. We have a wide variety of experience on the slopes including Anica Diaz ('24) and Saje Cilento ('26) who have been skiers since they were four years old. These two ski for fun but some other students do different types of skiing. Dillon Solomon ('25) does freestyle skiing every weekend at Okemo in Vermont. This type of skiing involves tricks, jumps, and rails. On the other hand, Talia Olefson ('25) does alpine and giant slalom racing at Stratton in Vermont.
In conclusion a common understanding throughout these interviews was the small disappointment on the season so far but hopefully the snow production and conditions will progress soon for the current and upcoming 2023 ski season.