Monday, 12 April 2010

Ski Day 30: What a difference in 24 hrs

Vert: 8,940 m YTD Cum Vert: 297,994 m
Runs: 13 YTD Cum Runs: 539

Mighty stiff snow in the AM; the ruts people left yesterday were real, and the snow generally very firm but carveable. This was likely due to a combo of yesterday's sun and continuing cold (-12° AM) temps.

While it dawned basically sunny, by 11 AM it had socked in to limited viz and snow -- that kind of snow that wrecks the viz but will give no measurable accumulation. This is how grey it was getting by 9:30 am.

In a quest to get off the firm and onto the fun, we went exploring. Some hunting turned up no fresh tracks to be found on Goat's Eye, so its a good job we caught the powder cycle yesterday. We even went down the Wildfire chute, and it wasn't much fun. Here's a tiny speck of KC in the glades skiers right of Gold Scapegoat.

Inconsequential daytime "heat" led to little softening, But crowds weren't a problem; A lot was just filled, and B lot had 4 cars in it. But as the day progressed, and the viz got worse, and the snow wasn't the best, we opted to ski a long morning, have lunch and leave, hence the low vert.

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