Today had promise and was shaping up to be a spectacular powder day. There were several inches of new snow on the ground this morning but as the gondola edged higher and higher up the mountain, it became clear the wind had a different story to tell. In fact, it was so windy it was really putting a hamper on the powder skiing. Visibility was poor, even in the trees, and the wind was taking away all the fresh powder. I did ski some runs up top but it became clear early on that the best skiing was mid and low mountain today.
After a couple of hours on the hill, the clouds started to give way and the sun peeked out every now and then. It did this for the rest of the day and it made the skiing fun because the sun would appear and I would make a break for runs where visibility was key. When the sun popped out, I also had the camera handy to take some photos.
On a side note, here is my rant of the day. While I’m not judgmental of the new marijuana laws here in Colorado, I did have to endure a conversation in the first gondola ride of the day….and all I have to say is……damn! These three stoners mumbled incoherent stories that were devoid of facts and any tangible attributes what so ever. They talked about hitting the pipe at breakfast and how cool it was that the lettuce was finally legal. If the State Congressmen and State Senators that voted for this legalization rode with these three this morning, they would most certainly repeal this law…post haste. In a way, it was funny to listen to them…kind of. Back to skiing.
I found this today and have never skied it. I was exploring mid mountain and was skiing the edges of Spring Pitch heading over to Corkscrew Gully. I noticed where the net ends there was no rope indicating a closed area. I peeked my head over the edge and here is what I found. As you can see…yea, no further explanation needed.
Lower mountain on the 1A side.
More snow is predicted for Saturday and Sunday into Monday. I get to ski on Monday so check back for the storm count.
Over and out, BBB