5-10-15 by dave

The faithful were on hand early this morning to be among the first to experience the fresh 10” of Essence for these last turns of the season.  Visibility on the peak was still marginal, but the quality of the fresh accumulation was skiing as well as any Mid Winter would offer.  Though there were many variables underneath the new snow, and the push to hit every square inch would not stop the faithful from getting it all.  A lot of P Tex was left on the covered rocks.  I got some wonderful lines that did not seem possible after yesterday’s variables.  What a treat it was indeed.  Here is a shot of Wynonna and D Ripper standing in front a view of Mineral Basin looking mystical through the clouds.  DSC02895You have to know the turns would have been really good back there, but then there is next season, which will be coming back around with the certainty of the BIG CYCLE.  We must go in order to return as does the snow pack.   The clouds began to move off, with Sun beginning to poke through from time to time.  Here is a shot of the Canyon with the Green Wave of Spring moving up as the days pass.  It is interesting to see the contrast between the Green and the DSC02892snow flocked North side of the Canyon.  On the Plaza deck, the Benefit for the Nepalese Earth Quake was the high light of the day after the great conditions.  Great music was on tap on the stage that made the entire day a very festive event.  The parking lot was packed and there were still folks arriving in droves as I headed back to the Trailer.  Who could blame them all for wanting to get these last turns of the season.  Here is a better shot of Mineral Basin as seen through the clouds hugging the peak. Stay tuned for a wrap up post I will be writing in the next few days to look back and reflect of this past season.  Syrup won’t stop ‘EM!!DSC02896

One Response to “LAST TURNS”

  1. Marie says:

    Looking forward to your re-cap.

    Had an amazing personal last day on Saturday the 9th. Snow fell slow and steady …. all day. Nice way to end the season. With a peaceful day like that burned into my memory for the summer.

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