Well, it is August now and we have entered the steep part of the cycle back toward the Winter, so I am assuming a full tuck position to track a straight line to the opening bell. The hill is in great shape with wild flowers going off all over. The Gad 2 Chair replacement is going well, as the old chair is now being shipped out to – I don’t know where- and the new chair is staged in the parking lot awaiting the airlift into place. They are extending snow making to the top of the Gad 2 Chair, so there will be plenty of cover in the early season. That work will also re profile Election a bit, perhaps taking some of the terrain features out. But it looks like it will be a great addition to the hill. Since we are in the return to Winter frame of mine, I thought I would share this shot from New Zealand that was taken by my friend Andrew from the top of his area. He said there was over 10′ of base there when he took it, and I love the forever peaks that extend to the horizon. That is something to visualize as we set up the collective wish list for our part of the world, and more specifically LCC, UT. I just drove into town to go up to the hill and watch the finish of the Tour of Utah bike race and notices the slightest hint of color change on the side of the Canyon. I attribute that to the very dry spell we have been having, but it will not be long till the real deal starts to kick in, followed by the return of the Essential substance. Keep the visualizations going, stay safe, and I will be posting a bit more as we head into the season. Ciao!!