4-12-16 by dave

It was a perfect start to the day, with Mineral Basin offering delightful Sorbet right off the bat on White Diamonds and the Lower Silver dipper combination.  The addition of the Lewis and Clark lap topped off the cycle, which the Morning Crew kept hitting until the folks started showing up.  Here is a close up shot of the perfect corduroy that had a fine dusting on top.  DSC03749This perfect example was wall to wall for the early risers and it felt like heaven.  On the front of the hill, the Peruvian Gulch was firm, but nicely prepared tenderized lines offered soft granular traction top to bottom.  The Gad side of the hill would break around 11:30 AM., when  the Regulator window opened.  We were doing Little Cloud Chairs lap after lap to dial in that perfect rarity.  A big tip of the hat to the Cat Crew, who have been working magic on the hill.  I was slowing way down to extract as much juiciness from each turn on those perfect shag carpets that were waiting just for all of the folks who showed up.  Tomorrow, weather is predicted to move in, but the timing is iffy.  I suspect the morning session will be well worth the early rise before the clouds and precipitation moves in later.  Look for the Groomers to be offering the best lines in the AM. as the off trail will be very difficult.  Temps. should still be mild, so a hard freeze may not materialize, however, the Gad side of the hill will remain very firm.  Coverage remains excellent wall to wall, so get ready for a Winter pattern to move in for the next few days.  Stay Frosty!!

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