Monday, 19 January 2009

Ski Day 6: Spring Skiing in January?

Vert: 9.980 m YTD Cum Vert: 54,095 m
Runs: 20 YTD Cum Runs: 93

We're having a heat wave
A tropical heat wave
You know the temperature's risin'
It isn't surprisin'
We certainly can -- can can

It hit +7° in the village for a high, not a cloud in the sky, freeze/thaw conditions and sun softened slop on the fully exposed faces. You would swear it was April.

Interesting morning weather on Goats Eye -- there was a patch of cold air (-10°) sitting around the base area, while the top was +2°. Go figure. Overall snow coverage is good, but Saturday's similar weather conditions brought out some unpleasant ice patches.

It actually wasn't even that busy save for a 5 min line at Divide in the afternoon. Cars were only about 1.5 km past the gate.

Some days are just more fun to ski than others...

1 comment:

Astrid said...

It looks so amazing ... I can't wait till we can strap a board onto Matt & Stewart and head out.