I skied Whitetail Sunday from ~10 to 2. No crowds on the HSQ and Expert's Choice lifts. The masses don't hit the slopes en masse until after Xmas, and there was plenty of terrain open to handle those who showed up.
Despite temps that weren't that warm (around 40?), the slopes softened up to mashed potatoes very early in the day. Whitetail's sun exposure definitely warms the slopes up; despite being a Whitetail veteran, I was expecting the day to be a bit colder and the slopes to be a bit firmer. Got a good suntan, though.
Not enough snow and not enough skier traffic to form bumps yet on Exhibition. Four terrain features in the park which require a lot of speed to clear the table top since the ramps are not too high.
Best of all, almost 100 percent open with good cover the weekend before Xmas! The only slope I noticed that was closed was the one blue to skier's right off the High Speed Quad - this trail is normally the last to open. All the other slopes had excellent cover, with the exception of Far Side. I believe Far Side had just opened for the season, it was still plenty skiable, and they'll be blowing mucho snow on it during the upcoming evenings.
All the other slopes had excellent cover, with the exception of Far Side. I believe Far Side had just opened for the season, it was still plenty skiable, and they'll be blowing mucho snow on it during the upcoming evenings.
dcdre and I were back there cutting the weeds on old school 200cm+ gear, in case you were wondering who those unweighting bozos were. At least one of us would have looked like a bright red blob with orange on top . . .
Any idea who that guy on the yellow Stockli GS skis was?
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