December 24, 1999
Good on Groomed, Sigh...
It's 'good on the groomed' is what I kept hearing today. Notwithstanding the fact that the phrase is clearly an oxymoron <g>, there is the implied corollary that what isn't groomed might be less than good. In fact it wasn't all that bad, but so-so would be about as high as I would rate it. In most places it was either chopped crust or moguls of ever increasing firmness and there were spots where that crust had a bit of a mean streak. It was certainly skiable and even fun, but it was hardly the stuff of dreams. Surprisingly we did find a few centimeters of powder on Decline, but it wasn't enough to really mask the crud beneath and instead just served as a tease.
It has now been over a week since the Griz dropped anything reasonable on us and I suspect the old coot is enjoying a few Pina Coladas down in Mexico with some Canadian senators. Unfortunately the forecast is for more of the same, so all we can hope is that the weather folks maintain their traditional accuracy. :-)
It was good on the groomed though.
At 5:15 it is -5 C under a gray, but ungenerous sky.
Merry Christmas to all!