4-17-23 by dave

It was noticeably warmer this morning, though still cool as the wind was increasing ahead of a front that will be moving in later tonight and into tomorrow. That front will be bring some precipitation to the hill, with more upstream still in the forecast. The Sun was shining and the prepared lines out in Mineral Basin were beginning to soften, with the help of tenderizing efforts on the hill. On the front side of the hill, the pack was extra primo firm on all sides of the hill, and right down to the bottom, with Big Emma super slick and ultra smooth. I was looking for any fuzz I could find to keep the speed real and controllable.

The View South of Timp. and the new park sign proudly standing in the Sun
Team Woodward Park City on the hill putting the finishing touches on the park for today’s festivities. These guys are magicians!!

As the morning warmed up, the lines began to soften a bit and were on their way to full on sorbet status with a little more time. Unfortunately for me, the Canyon was going to close at Noon for the entire day and remain closed till the evening, so I bailed ahead of the closure. Tomorrow, look for much colder temps, storm conditions, marginal accumulation, variable visibility and bullet proof, extra primo firm pack to remain firm all day on all aspects. Use caution and keep the pace real and under control. I will taking the day off. Keep it tight!!

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