11-27-16 by dave

There was a modest turnout of the Faithful for the opening chair this morning, with snow falling heavily, it added to the 5 or 6” of fresh that had fallen overnight.  The only run offered for today’s festivities was soft and smooth for the opening runs, but quickly began to build the harbor chop with the high concentration of traffic.  There were no rocks at all, but venturing too far off the beaten path might be problematic.  I stayed right were I knew it was going to be consistent.  After the first push for the chair, the line evaporated and the crowd got spread out nicely, with walk on chairs a nice feature.  The Snow Guns were blasting top to bottom, and the gun wash was predictable with no wonkyness to throw you off.  Still, it was best to give them a wide berth in order to keep your goggles clear.  I ducked one gun and had to stop to wipe them off, but no issue at all.    The Chef had a banner garden this season, and he is still harvesting produce from the ground.  img_20161125_142157267This mondo carrot weighed in at over 5 lbs.  Now that is a carrot, and like the Chef says, ” you dig big carrots, you get big snow”.  The Chef is rarely wrong and has been spot on this entire preseason in his prognostications.   If you are coming out and need a place to stay, the Chef’s new Bed and Breakfast  Beija Flor is taking reservations for this season at  staybeijaflor@ gmail. com. or 801 580 3283.  The nightly rates are great and it is just a couple of miles from the mouth of the Canyons and a mile from the freeway exit.   See a couple of posts ago for pictures and more insight.     I left the hill early to get more done here at the Trailer as I am behind, but not before hitting the Forklift for the traditional after morning session meeting with the TEAM.  It is great to see the smiling faces of the great folks who work there and take such good care of us. dsc04062Here is a great shot of Kelly and Miss “B” sharing the love.  I love these two, they make my day.  Looks like a whopper dump is on the door step, but I will leave it at that so I don’t jinx it.  Don’t forget to SIZZLE!!

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