I can tell there is an air of disappointment in this town by the short line of faces 'pressing glass' waiting for the gondola to open. I know this is due to the snowfall - or lack therof - this morning. But don't let that be your excuse - get on out here becauset the snow is wonderful. Did somebody say "Snow Fish?"
On our trip up Four Points I could see that the snow on Nelsons and Twister looked good - smooth bumps, not too hard, with a dusting of new snow on them... I'd have to catalog that for later. I have a friend in from the East Coast and I wanted to ease him into things so we warmed up on Sunset to Lower Rainbow. The snow is still great - it has not warmed sufficiently during the daytime to melt, thus it remains grippy and smooth FUN! I did not find an icy patch anywhere this morning.
I wanted to show my guest a bit more of our mountain than just groomed runs, so we took a ride up Storm Peak. Remembering what I saw from the Four Points chair earlier, we went to the far skier's right and cut across The Ridge and toward Big Meadow. The ungroomed snow has small, smooth bumps and is relatively soft. We were both so impressed we made another run taking a different lane toward Big Meadow. Good stuff. This is your tip of the day - don't be afraid of the ungroomed!
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