Friday, 10 April 2009

Do you like Spring Skiing?

Vert: 10,105 m YTD Cum Vert: 232,290 m
Runs: 21 YTD Cum Runs: 463

It is spring, in the mountains at least. Rock hard before noon, sloppy corn by 1 PM on sunny south faces no matter the altitude (such as Boundary Bowl, Angel Flight), freeze/thaw reliant on temperature to soften on the north faces (like TP Town Chutes), and the odd rock or two showing up. There really was an inch or two of fresh stuff overnight, though I suspect it was rain below the base of Goat's Eye, and aside from the top of the top in the first hour or so, made little difference to the conditions. The morning started more overcast than sun, but it didn't spoil the party.

In the end, it hit +10 in the village, +8 at Divide Base in all day sun.

There were a lot of people in the Dive today, and riding up on TeePee Town Chair, we caught this view of folks who had done a lot of traversing to get to fresh tracks

So if you like spring skiing, today was paradise. And by the lineups, there's a lot of people who like spring skiing -- to the tune of 3.6 km of cars past the gates, and 8-10 min lineups pretty much everywhere except Goat's Eye before 11. How typical.

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