Saturday, 6 February 2010

Ski Day 12: Cool Clouds

Vert: 9,305 m (estimate -- see below) YTD Cum Vert: 122,000 m
Runs: 19 YTD Cum Runs: 204

The morning started with a low thin cloud deck that enabled you to get up on top and look down on the cloud from the bright blue sky. It was amazing.

Coolest of all was Wawa Ridge, jutting out of the clouds like an island.

While being above the clouds was cool, being in them wasn't. Here's what it looked like at the junction of Scapegoat & Rolling Thunder.

The clouds burned off by 10:30 and left the rest of the day a brilliant blue with warm sun and temps between -5° and 0° with no wind.

It was fairly busy today; Divide had a steady line all day to the end of the corrals, and Goat's Eye developed a lineup by 11 AM.

My vert for the next little while will be calculated or estimated. When I went to re-set my watch last night, it went haywire and clearly told me it was out of batteries. I generally like my watch (a Vertech Alpin by Avocet, and they don't make it any more), but the one thing I really DON'T like about it is the need to send it to California to get serviced, including just for new batteries. So I will be watchless for at least 2 weeks.

1 comment:

Astrid said...

We boarded Sunshine today (sunday) and the parking lot wasn't even full and the clouds were cool like what you had but lower down so all of Sunshine was clear and sunny!!!