1-18-15 by dave

It was a clear cold morning with bright sunshine and building wind to greet the fairly light turnout for the morning festivities.  Mineral Basin was offering stellar Groomers that begged for deep carving turns top to bottom.  Laps out on some Lewis and Clark lines kept the stoke high as there were very few folks making their way there.  The front side of the hill offered the dry chalky lines on the big steep drops which were accented with dry dust covering the corduroy.  The wind continued to build, which started to fill in the low spots in between the interference patterns, making them much more approachable.  Traffic built up as the morning moved to Noon, but the lift capacity was keeping up with the demand.  At the top of the Baldy Chair this beautiful throwing peak was captivating and I had to stop and get some shots of it.  DSC02477Tomorrow, look for more exceptional Groomers to be offering the goods, with the off trail still offering some soft snow in places that have not seen too much Sun.  Be aware of those aspects that caught a lot of direct Sun as they will be crusty and difficult in the morning.  Look to the High North for the dry chalk that is still holding tough.  The upper section of Silver Fox is closed for an event, so that will be closed off, but the adjacent lines are still very nice indeed.  Interference patterns continue to build in the very high traffic areas that do not get worked, but the cadence seems to be even and open in most cases.   I expect it to be a bit brisk again, so dress for cooler temps.  I was glad I had the extra gear on today, even though I wanted to drive with the top down.  See you for the morning fun fest.  Peace Out!!

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