2-25-20 by dave

Still cool temps were on tap, with bright Sun, dry chalky lines on all sides of the hill and fairly light traffic for the festivities today. Lone Star was, once again, perfectly prepared from the very top, offering super steep chalky lines that let you dig deep for the stamina to keep it tight top to bottom. Lewis and Clark was offering smooth prepared lines that let you dial in your inner Ligety, and we did quite a few laps there to take advantage of the vacant lines. We got on Chair #1 on the Baldy Chair this morning for our first ascent.

What are the odds of getting the #1 Chair on the first Chair of the day?

On the front of the hill. The Big Smooth had been given an expanded treatment on the upper section, making the line steeper, more direct, and a full on Vortex top to bottom. The quality held up all day as the temps kept the snow refrigerated.

Neil sent this shot of The Chamonix Bowl looking smooth and sweet.
Another great shot from Neil from just off the top of the Tunnel.

Tomorrow, look for another bright sunny day with warmer temps. The Groomers will be offering perfect big mountain smooth lines on those steep pitches. Keep your eye out for new prepared lines and get the first tracks on the fresh nap. I will probably dress for warmer temps and maybe drive with the top down.

James Bond 007, the real James Bond on the left and Team Gus were stoked to be solidly on the first Tram and ready for a great day.

I get to meet so many great folks on the hill and on the lifts. It is a real treat for me. See you there dark and early for the big lines waiting for fun. IBBY!!

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