Runs: 18; YTD cum runs: 562
And the powder just keeps on coming. The hill reported 18 cm overnight, and it was generally deeper than that. I think I peaked out at 40 cm on the flats of Assiniboine Trail, where I got stuck because it was too deep for the gentle slope.
It was busy and I got to the base of Goat's Eye at 9:45, but was still able to get first tracks for almost two hours.
|Virtually no tracks entering Thunder or Scapegoat|
|Lower Goat Glades looking into Freefall|
|Approaching the top of South 205|
|North Pockets. Tracks below the fences are mine|
|Untracked powder in the centre of Bye Bye Bowl|
|Gladerunner, looking into the glades|
|Bye Bye Bowl|
While it was mostly overcast the whole day, it was warm (-4° to start the day, and all the thermometers I saw were above freezing by 11 AM), and this was bad. I stayed on Divide all afternoon, but could feel the snow getting heavier starting around the base of the Angel Traverse as the day progressed. On my way out to the ski out, I took OS Pitch (in beautiful fresh tracks) but by the bottom of the pitch the snow felt heavier. In Barner's Bowl, it was very wet and heavy. Cottontail to Jackrabbit chair was nearly icy, and the ski out was very hardpacked and almost icy indeed. It seemed to get better below the base of B-Line. So I suspect while it will still be sweet tomorrow up high (with more fresh for sure as it was snowing when I left), down "low" will be crusty in the AM.