This is a VERY abbreviated report, as due to work commitments, I got all of 6 runs in today, all on Standish or Strawberry.
Any time it’s -1° at 2 PM, in beautiful sunshine, with lovely snow, it’s a good day — and that was today. My work prevented me from getting photos, but it was bluebird sunshine, and when it’s bluebird, it always looks great.
So as a twist… since folks always ask about how this year compares to previous years, I give you 2 years ago today: November 19, 2016. I seriously can not see any consequential differences to today.
Looking at 2017, it was cloudier, and all I can show is that the rocks on the top of Standish look just like the rocks on Standish always do at this time of year!
The only update I can give from yesterday’s report is that the snow felt a bit stiffer today. The overnight lows of -6° to -8° don’t seem cold enough to have been the culprit, nor did we have enough sunshine yesterday to cause a sun effect. However, I did notice softening even in the short time I was on the hill. A typical Monday crowd meant that none of the powder pockets I mentioned yesterday were seeing consequential traffic, so they’re still around.
After 4 days on the hill, I’m backlogged with “home” work, so I’ll be back with your Friday report as usual. Stay tuned!