Craig's Report - December 02, 2005
Cold and Snowy - Mmm, Mmm, Good
It is snowing! Hard! Yeah! Okay, enough of emulating my eighteen year old's style, but indeed it has been snowing all day and with the temperature staying below -10 C, it has been that premium light and fluffy stuff - perhaps not ideal for base building, but it sure is purty!
I was out this afternoon on my cross country stuff and so didn�t venture any higher than the bottom of Deep Sea (about the same elevation as the Bear�s Den), but even there the powder was well over my boots and coming down hard. Even the skinny devil sticks didn�t keep it from being enjoyable powder ploughing my way down Timber Trail, although it was rather embarrassing when a couple of boarders zoomed by, undoubtedly wondering why anyone who clearly couldn�t ski would be out before the lifts open.
This should fatten up the thin bottom slopes considerably and the ones I was on today all seemed pretty good, despite not having snowmaking. Whether this will stand up to lift traffic will probably depend on the weather going forward. Where there is snow making, they seemed to have every gun going full tilt and those areas should be in excellent shape by next week.
Coming up to 18:00, it is -12 C at the house, with nice fluffy flakes falling.