Bernie's Report - March 04, 2004
Early Start, Great Day!
There aren�t many days when I am in the lift line before the chair starts running. But after you have been here a while you get the sense that, �this could be a good one!� The ski hill was reporting 26 cm. in past 24 hours. It was all of that and more� especially at higher elevations. The temperature at the base area was only a few degrees below freezing so the snow was not of the �champagne� variety, but it was certainly light and fluffy, although one had to deal with the firm bumps below the fresh snow. I had a Queen tune fixed in my head this morning and for some unknown reason, it helped me �rock and roll� through the uneven terrain with a big smile on my face.
After a couple of solo runs I bumped into some friends and we headed out into Cedar Bowl. The Haul Back T-bar was out of service today, due to mechanical problems. This turned out to be a huge asset for those who knew route out of Cedar Bowl that bypasses the Haul Back T-bar. ;-)
This afternoon I hooked up with the regular �Men�s Day� group. We were joined by a great group of guys from upstate New York whom I had met a few days before. By afternoon the temperature had risen above freezing at the base area. Although the firm snow-pack was quite evident in places, the snow remained quite soft over most of the mountain.
All in all... great skiing!
At 7:30 pm. it is -2C and partly cloudy.