1-31-19 by dave

It was a simply sizzling day bell to bell, with wide open groomers, bright Sun on the dance floor, and very light traffic all day. Mineral Basin was offering the big White Diamonds-Lower Silver Dipper combo that was really amazing. Also on tap was the first fresh till of the season of Lone Star . The wind had been working back there all night, and there were some awesome wind threads that were back country good, which kept the Morning Crew working the lines for the morning session. The front of the hill was offering top to bottom carpets as well, that let you dial in that full 3000′ of ground pounding fun. The back country access opened and it offered a few still soft lines on certain aspects. Here is a shot of Brian Beck getting the goods on Shady Acres.

The day warmed up, but the snow stayed nicely refrigerated and never got set up. I was able to stay a lot longer on the hill as my knees were not taking a beating. I stopped in to The Summit and met The Pittsburgh Shredders, who were recharging to take the afternoon session by storm. There was plenty of smooth left over for these guys to get it all.

Tomorrow, look for another great day of ground pounding fun wall to wall. The High North will still be offering the natural smooth wind slab that has been holding up for a while now. Look for other wind worked line and machine worked lines to put together a wind buffed line top to bottom. Check the grooming report for new and reworked lines that will be offering silky carpets of AHHHH! See you there for the last day of visibility before the next cycle begins going into and throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out all your favorite lines before they get covered so you know where the variations can be expected. Dial it up, Dial it in!!

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