January 15, 2000
It was good for me!
Another night, another 15 cm. Life is good! The temperature had risen considerably to a worrisome -2 C by the time I went to bed last night, but the falling flakes still looked friendly. Getting our daughter to ski school and our son linked up with his friends serves as a good excuse for why we didn't get a very early start, but it didn't seem to impair our ability to get some fine turns. My haunts seemed to have excellent quality snow, but I heard reports of somewhat heavy and maybe even slabby snow in the middle of Lizard. My 8 year old complained that the snow that her class encountered in Currie was less than light, but she is even more spoiled than I am. I did not make it to Currie to check it out for myself, but the snow on Diamond Back was indeed a tad heavy, but still well up on my smile index.
As you can probably tell from the pictures, where it was good, it was very good indeed. Where it wasn't so good, it was still very good. :-) The moguls adn cruisers I skied were all soft and carvable, however the snow farther down on the mountain was somewhat heavy in places and might not age well without a freshener.
At 7:20 PM it is an encouraging -6 C at the house and no snow is falling. While
visibility seems pretty good, there are no stars showing.