I had to settle for sloppy seconds today as yesterday’s storm left over a foot of new snow on the hill and today all I got were the table scraps! Judging by the smiles on the faces of people departing from the gondola plaza yesterday, it sure looked like an epic day on the hill. Today wasn’t too bad but you sure had to hunt high and low to get a few untracked turns under your belt. I did find them and you can too, just keep looking. The first place I found some untracked was the skiers right of Hyrup’s. It usually wind loads in there and while most everyone salivates over Walsh’s, just one run over and it’s still fresh. I took that down to Gent’s and hugged the boundary rope all the way to Glade 3 and low and behold, it was pretty soft in there as well.
Last night we saw some very fierce winds which loaded all the eastern facing slopes and pummeled the western ones. Temps today were the coldest of the season and I’m sure it was well below zero F with the wind chill.
One of the first runs of the day was in Back of Bell 2. Loaded up and still soft a day after the storm. I took this all the way to Copper Gulch and then took a sharp left hand turn onto the Ridge. Followed the tree line down the left hand side all the way to Grand Junction. Hit the gondie, time for another.
More delicious powder. Today I took out my pair of super fatty powder skis I picked up second hand this fall. I found out they have a fair amount of sidecut and actually rip everywhere on the mountain. I like them so much I’m taking them out tomorrow.
Check back soon as I plan to ski both tomorrow and Christmas day. We have another storm moving in for Christmas and the weather service is calling for another foot or more. I wish everyone a happy holiday and hope to see you out here sometime in the new year.
Merry Christmas everyone! I’m out.