Showshoe on 12-30 blew Tuesday at Winterlace away. The main key to an epic day, as with most trips, AVOID BALLHOOTER. I rode that lift twice, leaving me with tons of time on the slopes. I just substuted Ballhooter with Powder Monkey. Much quicker that waiting in line. Conditions? 4.5 of 5 stars. Every now and then youd hit the usual ice spot where the newbs had scraped it away, but the mojority was packed powder, with fresh snow ungroomed, untouched on the sides. The scenery was beautiful as you can see in my pictures. There was 2" of new snow overnight, and it continued snowing through noon. Weird thing about this snow was it was more like dust. It came down good, but they were the smallest snowflakes ive ever seen, and they stuck around everything. Looks like rime at first, but you could tell it was snowing. There was fog until the noon hour, nothing unusual for the island in the sky. I spent alit of my day in the mini park beneath the Powder Monkey lift. It was perfect for my abilities. Ride ons with a few jump ons, boxes, and all sorts of good stuff.
I got there at 10am, and headed to Silver Creek at 5. The creek was groomed very well. I dont remember any ice over there. Right at sunset was beautiful. The distant mountain peaks were lit up, and you could see forever. We were above the clouds, and it looked like a resort out west. It was so nice. When I left at 8, the temp was around 26 degrees, I would asume MO were to make snow later that night.
Trip gets a #3 spot on my best days. Definately worth the $60.
Sunset at 4848.
Excellent slope conditions.
Above the clouds.