1-05-20 by dave

A beautiful morning sky treated the Faithful who made the early Trams, with a bit of Sun streaming through the high thin clouds as a storm was approaching later in the day. Here is a shot of the long view to the South with several layers of cloud deck making the sky a delight to behold.

The sky was beautiful as I got to the top of a Lewis and Clark exploration.

Amazing grooming efforts were employed on all sides of the hill that were silky smooth and had a bit of wind transported snow covering the corduroy. Ski Patrol Gully was opened early, and I got a couple of fast laps there before it was discovered. The quality was very dense, but very consistent, however, down toward the bottom , the low angle sections were very wind slabbed, but were of no concern as the exit was easy and well covered. On my laps I took advantage of the opening of the Upper Gate beyond The Chamonix Chutes and hit the apron, which was a tad dodgy and required some very controlled round turns to keep the torsion forces in check.

My tracks are on the right and Chad’s tracks are on the left. He put down a much tight line using his new Dynastar Legends that were perfect for the pitch.

Clouds kept lowering and the lights went out, so I kept working the front side carpets, which included a fresh till of Lower Primrose Path. Perfect!! Tomorrow, look for some fresh accumulation as that impulse was dumping when I left. The Groomers will be offering the smooth goodness, while the off trail has set up and the rumble is difficult to negotiate. We’ll see how these next impulses soften the ride. See you on the first bucket! IBBY!!!

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