5-09-15 by dave

It was another Winter like morning, with snow falling and marginal visibility to start out the day.  Fairly light traffic was on hand for the first Trams of the day, leaving plenty of room to scope out the conditions.   The Groomers were quite firm, though they did offer some traction, but the off trail was still a bit interesting with the new accumulation only slightly cushioning yesterday’s installment.  I did a couple of off trail lines just to check out the consistency, where I found some lines that were fairly approachable, but my knees were begging for me to stop pushing the issue.  The traffic increased as did the snow fall, which started to dump in a serious manner.  Today was also the traditional DSC02887Running of the ELVI!!   Here is a shot of the crew just about ready to hit the stage as they left the Green Room.   They were in high spirits, and the soggy weather did not dampen the vibrations as they made their way to the main stage. DSC02889Here they are, assembled and ready to rock the Bird with their signature brand of style and grace.   I know they had a great time bringing the spirit of the KING to the hill and the Bird will never be the same.   Tomorrow, look for another cloudy morning as this system moves off, more accumulation covering the hill, and much better conditions for the last day of the season.  I think there will be enough accumulation to cushion the old layer, so bring the powder boards out for the occasion.  I will see you there for the festivities.  There will be an event to help the folks in Nepal after the big earthquake.  Be there for the last day celebration.   Thank you very much!!!


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