The skies are open and it is another beautiful morning here at the Resort. I love Mondays. It is usually pretty quiet on the slopes first thing. I am not sure if everyone is tired from the weekend or what but I usually see a very peaceful ski hill on these days. With no new snow overnight, groomers made the pick which I am pleased to say were up to par. Creamy and carvy (which is probably not a word but fits here), I sailed down several sweet runs prior to sitting in my chair to write this.
I bundled up on my way out with face mask in pocket but was hoping the temperatures up top to be pleasant and they certainly are. It is much warmer from Thunderhead Lodge on up and that sunshine feels good. My mask stayed stowed in my pocket. Rudi's Run was super smooth. I turned straight down the middle admiring the nice work done by the overnight crew. Down Lightning to Four Points and up. Before I sailed down a groomed Cylcone, sweet by the way, I glanced over at the Four Points Hut. What a great place to take a break. Ski right up and ski right out with a nice deck to relax on for a few minutes.
After my cruise down to Storm Peak, I headed back up to the top and chased the sun over to the Sundown side of the mountain. The top of Three O'Clock had some nice bumps that will soften up to perfection by 11:00, they were already beginning to give as I crested a few heading over to High Noon which was about as much fun as I could handle. Crisp, swift turns down past the saddle and over to West Side. Skier's left couldn't have been nicer. I found myself at the Elkhead lift with a big smile on my face. That is a great black run to boost anyone's confidence if you are looking to make that jump from blue to black terrain.
Enjoy the sunshine out there but remember to stay safe and slow down for a break when you need to, plenty of options on the hill for a time out to rest up and refuel.