This will be but a brief update as it is late and I am up early in the AM.
Saturday was my first day as a SnowHost at Sunshine Village, and as expected, it was an orientation/training/paperwork day. Your first day with new companies is always spent filling in forms and listening to managers, and Sunshine is no exception. But I also got a look see into all the back offices, and got tours through the Infirmary, Mountain Operations, all the rental places, and offices inside cubbyholes I never knew existed. Very cool, and I'll say, man, are the "offices" these folks use tiny. For instance, all the SnowHosts share a space the size of a broom closet.
Since my on-hill time was mostly orientation, we only took two runs to talk about on-hill tour planning and execution. I have posted a more detailed review of the ski conditions over on my other blog at Powderwatch.com, but I didn't have time when I wrote it to post pictures.
|The terrain park, still a ways from opening|
|The top half of Divide, in pretty nice shape|
|A fuzzy Quartz Ridge from the top of Divide.|
Tomorrow is my first actual SnowHosting workday. Should be fun!