12-04-17 by dave

A fresh new installment of Essence was delivered by the front that moved through yesterday. 15 to 16” of medium density product added a whole new feel to the dance floor. I was finally able to dial in actual turns in the soft forgiving surface instead of the turns on the man made base. I did not feel the bottom at all, and full traction was easy to carry all the way through the turn. Despite the new snow, the crowd was fairly light and there was little to no waiting for chair. Snow making was in full effect top to bottom, including the top of the mountain. Here is a shot looking up at the Narrows with the gun kicking out the Gun Powder. It felt really good to engage the entire turn and feel that full power throughout the turn. A short window of Sun opened up to reveal some nice tracks up on the Narrows. Tomorrow, look for another nice day of early season training runs. Grooming, combined with overnight snow making efforts, will provide a very nice carpet to dial in those turns. There still should be a soft feel to the mat, and traffic should be light again. Improving weather should see the Sun making an appearance, which will make the visibility much better. See you there for the early runs on the fresh corduroy. Stay Frosty!!

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