It was sunny this morning, but only on Goat’s Eye and the top part of Divide/Tee Pee/Angel.
As the day progressed, the fog bank slowly pulled back exposing more and more of the upper mountain.
We waited until after 12:30 PM to attempt the upper mountain. Even then, the fact that Sunshine sits on the Continental Divide was still apparent.
Descending into the fog was very cool; all the trees were covered in rime ice.
That wasn’t the end of the cool clouds for the day. Really funky lenticular clouds appeared late in the afternoon and entertained us on the drive home.
I don’t often post pics not from the hill, but these were those same clouds on our way home.
Oh… this is POWDERWATCH, not CloudWatch. Back to skiing.
Yep, there’s still powder around, if you know where to look.
Generally, we’re back to groomer zipping, though, and that’s pretty darned good. The hard working crew got Eagle and Skydive open today, and they were certainly fun first thing when I was on them. Using those, you can get into Barney’s Trees (I didn’t; they seemed bony to me) but everything skier’s left of Fall Line (ie; from Cleavage across) remains mostly closed. You can get into the lower section of the trees and that’s not too bad, but there’s no real base in there, so expect hazards. There’s still some fun lightly tracked lines to be had on Rolling Thunder as this contrast enhanced picture shows…
Some spots are firmer than others; Hill 205 and Angel Flight are both very wind affected. Lots of snow has collected in OS Pitch, but it’s not really untracked, just really nice and soft.
- Salomon ski (not snowboard) Demo Days in the village from 11 till 2. Check out all the great Salomon gear for free (though a credit card is required).
- Free Kind bars at the base in the morning. These are great, but warning: don’t eat when cold. Put them in you pocket for a few minutes first. Your teeth will thank you.