Sunday, 6 March 2011

Ski Day 22: Chilly Sunshine

Vert: 10,155 m;   YTD Cum Vert: 175,150 m
Runs: 19;   YTD Cum Runs: 310

The day dawned pretty chilly (-20°) but at least the sun was mostly shining, and at this time of the year, the sun is actually warm. Another 5-10 cm had fallen overnight giving hero snow on the groomers to start the day.
I took KC off to some of the places I had explored this past week, including the "meadow" off Freefall (which impressed the heck out of her, both the location and that she could ski something so steep) and North Pocket. All the knee deep stuff from last week had been tracked out; the best snow we found all day was over in and near the South Side Chutes...
...and in Bye Bye Bowl. The chopped up powder made for easy turning all day, but moguls are forming all over the place. The sun stayed out for most of the day, making for the usual very nice views, and it warmed up quite nicely in the afternoon to -4° or so.
It was quieter than I expected today; the hill was a pretty barren place, and getting into the Sunshine Inn for lunch was a breeze.


Ron Read said...

So, how is this retirement thing going for you?

RyderDA said...

Retirement is great. I'm probably going to get at least 30 more ski days in before the end of April, plus at least a few days of snowshoeing too.