4-19-23 by dave

The clouds hung low on the mt. peaks as the day started, but by the time first boat left the dock there was Sun shining through the holes in the clouds. 5 or 6″ of cold, dry, buoyant, dense Essence covered the dance floor and, for the first time in a long time, all major areas of the hill were open and good to go. Most of the hill was really smooth before this installment, so only the wind variations offered static notes and the substrate was fully in effect.

Look at how fat the upper mountain is looking with all the big drops totally filled in with wide paths through the chokes.

It was very cold with a light wind blowing, but the high Sun angle was really bringing the infrared heat, making it feel toasty. As anticipated, there was a hard overnight freeze and the pack was firm, but the fresh till was very nice and offered good traction.

Mikey M. finding the smooth substrate line and dialing in sweet turns on Hoopie’s
Keith Bates performing a slash back in this mornings floaty offerings.
Chris Frost making a hard driving turn, and nailing the fall line with power to spare.

Tomorrow, look for more fun to be on tap with partly cloudy skies, cool morning temps., and retilled groomers, which promise to provide good top to bottom carpets as the pack remained pretty cold overall. Watch those direct Sun facing aspects as they will be tricky for sure. There are still a couple of untouched lines still waiting, so keep a sharp eye out for openings. Watch your SIX!!!

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