4-20-21 by dave

Rippin’ fun was on tap this morning with bright Sun, cold temps., and beautifully prepared groomed lines for The Faithful. With the cold temps and light wind, the pack was breaking slowly in the direct Sun. Mineral Basin was amazing and vacant for the first hour. Here is a shot of Silver Dipper I took after my second pass at the smooth corduroy lines.

Steep, long, constantly variable pitch made Silver Dipper a big mountain smooth delight this morning.
Jake found this line of untracked dust that fell overnight with the passing front out on Lupine Loop.

On the front of the hill, the High North aspects were holding the cold and had that small amount of accumulation that made the prepared lines a real treat. Upper Primrose Path was prepared and offered dry chalky turns top to bottom. Here is a shot of Mark Malu that Neil sent along. Smooth rippin’ fun lines kept the Morning Crew working the hill with hot laps.

Smooth lines up close and personal, with Regulator waiting for some softening to occur.

Tomorrow, look for some overcast skies with light flurries as a quick front moves through. Expect windy conditions and nothing in the way of softening. Visibility could be a challenge, so use the known smooth for consistency. The prepared lines will be trustworthy, so stay close the the smooth and avoid the off trail. I expect very light traffic with the forecast such as it is. We’ll have to see how it shakes out. Straight Ahead!!

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