Craig's Report - January 07, 2007
What a day! There had been just under 40 cm of new snow for yesterday�s opening, but very little terrain was open due to avalanche concerns and there were LOTS of people crammed into what was available. At least that is what I heard, for we were unable to get out yesterday. However we did get out today and discovered some of the finest skiing we have had in quite some while. Despite snow that continued to fall all day, much of that closed terrain opened and with surprisingly thin crowds, the result was run after run of fresh lines in slightly dense, but still divine and oh so deep powder. It really doesn�t get much better.
The continuous snow fall meant that even heavy traffic areas like Puff stayed sweet all day and while the wind was occasionally harsh, the temperatures were pleasant. About the only possible complaint would be that wind stirred snow could occasionally reduce visibility, but when you are slicing and dicing an uncut field of smooth deep powder, you don�t really need to see much anyway. It was prudent however to stick to steeper slopes as it could be hard to maintain momentum in the deeper stuff on the gentler ones, something my low mass daughter had to be particularly careful of.
All round, just a great day!
At 16:10 it is -1 C down here at the house and still snowing lightly.