Went up this morning until about 3 or so. Windy enough to create some pretty good powder stashes all over the place. Front side blues and Avalanche probably had the best powder. Seemed like the wind would cover your tracks up before you could get up to see them from the chair lift yet it didn't really get down to hard pack any. Goosebumps was nice and powdery but very cut up. Kinda the pre-mogul stage I guess.
North Face side was touchy (but considering it was 100% open and its Dec 8th, touchy still means pretty dang good everywhere
) The wind would leave hard pack in certain places, that untouched powder feeling in others, and choppy powder in the rest. Its fun spending the long ride up those lifts looking for the best stashes. All in all, most of the wind swept hard pack was at the top flat section after the lift. The rest was typically powder/packed powder.
Gunnar was incredible pretty much top to bottom. Especially the very far skiers left of the lower portion. Nice powder moguls were starting to form.
Yodeler, the new black was open. It really doesn't seem like a black to me but I do like the design. It gets away from that "wide and straight down the mountain" feel that most of the rest of the trails there have. It was probably the most windswept of the trails over there today though. Pretty hard in the trail. The neat part about it is that it gives you easy access to the Turtle neck glades which were nice and deep although not too steep. You could take Yodeler to Turtle Neck to the lower portion of Gunnar for a pretty sweet line. (which brings up the fact that 7 springs doesn't break every trail into halves or thirds to pad numbers like a lot of places)
The run under Gunnar Lift was pretty good too. It had 3 tracks through it when I made it there and it was pretty nice. The crossing trails make for nice little jumps too.
All in all it was a great day for the first tracks of the season, strike that, it was a great day. I'm thinking about hitting up Wisp on Sunday for the $7 thing. Hope everyone has a great weekend of skiing.