Saturday, 2 January 2010

Ski Day 6: POW-DER!

Vert: 10,065 m YTD Cum Vert: 59,750 m
Runs: 17 YTD Cum Runs: 100

And the snow just kept on coming, with another 11 cm overnight. We were up early enough to catch first tracks on a bunch of runs, including Silver Scapegoat-Bronze Freefall, Gladerunner, Wildfire & the Goat Chicken Glades...

There was boot top or better on the groomed stuff, and knee deep stashes were to be had in the Glades on Upper Goat's Eye near Gold Scapegoat, which KC liked so much she did twice. There were warm temps (-4° or so for most of the day) but a moderate breeze made it feel much colder. The viz was fine for the morning...

...but it started socking in after lunch with cloudbases down to below the top of Angel and light snow. Skiing anything off Divide in the PM was an exercise in braille.

And it was busy, with cars parked 5.6 km past the gate.

This probably explains why anything that was easily accessed was skied out by noon -- including us. After 8 deep powder runs, we were almost toast.

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