April 05, 2001
A North Facing Report
The key to skiing today was knowing North from South and successfully guessing
which slopes had sun baked yesterday and which had been spared. We did a pretty
good job of avoiding the South facing guys, although a couple of traverses and
the occasional turn were necessary on the way to ridges and these were plenty
to confirm the wisdom of our chosen orientation.
Puff, Lift Line and the trees in between had been shaded and now provide a nice route down to the White Pass chair through soft packed moguls that are now freer of impediments than they have been all season. The groomed runs seemed fine although a thin layer of new snow sometimes made them a bit sticky. That lightly falling snow also made for crummy picture taking, but fed hopes of something substantial by tomorrow Alas as I write this it seems to have stopped.At twenty to six it is 2 C at the house, under a light gray sky.