Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Ski Day 23: Zamboni Polished & Death Muffins

Vert: 5,360 m YTD Cum Vert: 232,394 m
Runs: 13 YTD Cum Runs: 418

It rained a bit last night down low, and dusted a tiny bit up top. But that combined with the warm temps yesterday and cold temps this morning made the snow brutally hard all the way to the top of the Ridge Rocket, and made many of the groomed runs more like they were groomed by a Zamboni, polished to an icy sheen. Worse, there were no longer death cookies, but monster death muffins, like these.

We hoped that it would warm up through the day, but by 1 PM it was still wickedly hard even on the sun exposed faces (like Exhibition, Paradise & Perfection) despite the +3° temps, likely due to the presence of a frigid wind. There was evidence of softening at around 3 PM in the Village...

...but I can't attest to the rest of the hill as we bailed after lunch, having brought our skis and not our ice skates, hence the low vert and run count.

Strangely enough, while I type this, there's a wicked blizzarding snow shower.

Welcome to spring at Big White.

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