If your sitting there reading my blog thinking that it can’t possibly be snowing again…I wouldn’t blame you for thinking I’m talking nonsense. Since my blogs last week, we’ve had a couple of days of clouds and flurries but it’s been snowing for 3 days now and Ullr is back in earnest giving us the business. It snowed another 6 inches or so overnight and today we were treated with yet another powder day. I headed for the hill and at 9am there weren’t to many lingering soles at the gondie. I jumped right on and got whisked to the top in a scant 17 minutes. As it was a smidge cold this morning, I headed for the steeps wanting to warm up as fast as possible. First up, a newer tree run to the skiers left of Kristi. Once a patrol stash, it’s now open to regular plebes given you have the skills to negotiate the terrain.
Standing at the top of ‘Hidden Treasure’. I wish you were able to get a sense of how steep this is. This run is about two ski lengths wide and has the same pitch as Kristi. Enter at your own risk as it’s a long way to the bottom with no way out.
After I exited the Kristi drainage, I headed to Gent’s Ridge. I skied all the way to the end of the ridge and to my amazement, Bingo Glades were OPEN! I entered at the bottom gate and there was nothing but powder and fresh lines before me. This area was so good, I did several laps in there today. Here are some photos.
Oops, sorry I lied. After preliminary review, I now realize I didn’t take any shots of Bingo. It was so good in there I didn’t stop to take photos. Check out this pic of Kristi’s instead. This was the run of the day as it was almost untouched and I got several knee deep turns out of it.
After several runs on the Gent’s side, I ventured over to the Ruthies side to see if Trainors was open. Ring the sports book! 2 for 2. Trainors is OPEN! This ridge has 6 or so chutes and also is rarely opened. Today it was all mine as I didn’t see anyone else in there. I DO have photos of some of the runs. Just like Bingo, I did several runs in here today.
As of this writing, it’s snowing hard outside and it’s supposed to snow all through the night. As I like to say, ‘We’ll count it once it’s on the ground.’ I do get to get out on Saturday morning for about 4 hours. I’ll have another blog for you soon.
Stay tuned, I’m out, BBB