2-08-16 by dave

The hill was fully buffed for the morning session as the Cat Crew had worked hard to give us some of the most exquisite corduroy that was picture perfect.  The added feature of newly tilled lines that had as yet to be given the nod, added some steep long carpets of goodness to stoke the fire for the morning crew.  The Sun was bright, but the morning air was still brisk, and Mineral Basin was the place to find the high resolution details that made the Hydro Velvet carvelicious top to bottom.  On the front of the hill, that Anderson’s – Lower Primrose line was once again buffed to a fair thee well, which let you rock the big gully there with unmitigated audacity.  Here is a shot of Regulator taken from the top of the Gad 2 Chair looking as big and smooth as it was.  DSC03524The smoothness of the prepared lines stood up all day long and resisted any development of chop in the least.  I met some folks from my home town, who found me on the Tram.   I showed them to the lines to check out for their first runs at the Bird.  I know they had a great time, as it was impossible not to feel the smooth on any of the buffed lines. DSC03522Off trail was still holding the cold, and there were some residual wind lines that were still holding up on the High North aspects that felt great and had that dry chalky feel.  Only those direct South facing aspects were gathering any warmth, and will need to be considered before hitting them when they refreeze.  Tomorrow, look for another ground pounding morning of perfectly buffed lines to have been prepared.  The traffic should still be light as it was today, and the hill should hold the smooth all day once again.  Be sure to check the Grooming report for any additional lines that may have been given the treatment.  As an illustration of one of the unusual Grooming lines, here is Upper Gadzooks, which rarely ever gets this smooth. OOOOHHH!!!DSC03525Come early for the great untracked corduroy that will be offered for the morning session.  Perfect is perfect, it is just a matter of degree.  Dial it up and dial it in!!!

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