When I went to bed last night it was supposed to start blizzarding around midnight. According to some of my friends who get up at ungodly hours to plow snow, it wasn’t even snowing at 3am. When I got up this morning to find around 6 inches on the driveway of my secret lair, I was giddy with anticipation of what was to come high up on the mountain. Keep in mind we haven’t had nary a snowflake in the air for a fortnight, so everyone was really looking forward to some new fresh pow.
If you peek into the slot that used to be the old lift line between Reardon’s and Roch’s, this is what you’ll see. Rarely skied but always a tricky double fall line treat hidden in plain sight.
Today I was supposed to train for an upcoming race this Saturday but promptly blew that off for powder instead. I think tomorrow will get the same treatment because as I’m writing this, it’s totally pounding snow outside to the tune of an inch an hour. The weather forecast is calling for at least a foot tonight. I don’t think they’re pulling our chains because this afternoon there was at least a foot on the ground that wasn’t there this morning.
I skied some of my favorite hidy-holes today. Here’s one in the trees just off the front side road to Face of Bell. That single track you see before you is mine and it was so good I came back for another about two hours later and guess what….that was still the only track in there.
Speaking of crowds, or lack thereof I should say; today I had Aspen Mountain all to myself. It was a ghost town and I was still getting untouched snow at noon!
Dumps. I think this is Last Dollar. I took this around 1pm and it was really starting to get deep at this point of the day. I wish I had more in my legs as the mountain was really skiing well as the afternoon went on.
This is a pic of my first run today. One of the groomers under Chair 3. As you can see, the visibility is still fairly good and there was a few inches to start the day. Right after I took this, the heavens opened up and Ullr commenced making product.
Check back tomorrow for more as I’m dropping my son off at Grandma’s so Daddy can get some face shots! Over and out.