After 3 days of skiing, two of which were long days, I decided to do one more before the promised meltdown and dry period. I didn’t expect much. I had planned to do one run and call it a day.
We started on a 1000′ southerly aspect, and the conditions were much better than we expected.
Although we made a nice 1000′ uptrack, I decided to try a more northerly aspect. It was even better. Then my brain started to work. “If that was good, then that other thing must be good.”
We skied 5 different bowls. There were several surprises that day:
- Although there hadn’t been that much snow reported at the mid elevations, we found 10-15″ of new snow.
- The hero crust had disappeared.
- Most of the bowls were untracked.
- There were very few people skiing.
- The snow was very good.