Vert: 7,070 m or 23,196 ft in 16 runs.
YTD: 132,280 m, or 433,878 ft and 324 runs
The hill was reporting only 9 cm in 24 hrs and 4 cm of that overnight, in what is obviously the beginning of a big storm cycle. When we got to the hill, it was socked in up on the top of Divide but was occasionally sunny (between periods of fog) on Goat's Eye. As usual, not a lot of folks were on Goat's Eye. After a warm up run on that 4 cm sitting on some groomed stuff, and another of the full 9 cm...
|Top of Wildfire, 11:15 AM|
|That's about 19 cm, not 9.|
|Yours truly, lower Gold Scapegoat, 11:30 AM|
|More of it|
|Karen attacking the trees|
Then the clouds hit Goat's Eye, and within a half hour, it was snowing pretty heavily, and skiing was in a blizzard.
|Me in the snow on Rolling Thunder, 11:55 AM|
|The view from the Gondola, 12:50|
So we also had to give the Upper Standish Face a try, and found it slightly more tracked (it's easier to see and access) but equally knee deep. We also played in the Bunkers in boot top to knee deep untracked stuff. Down near Prune Picker's Pass, in the trees, I got another 20 cm pole test.
|That 'ain't no 9 cm.|
It was an amazing day, snow wise and ski wise, highlighted by the short lived but beautiful AM sun.