5-22-11 by dave

I made sure I got an early start this morning to get ahead of the predicted showers.  The base temp. was mild, though the peak was windy and felt cold.  The snow pack did not fully freeze, with the Groomers offering velvet smoothness before they got chopped up.  The light attendance, held off the choppiness, and there were a few shots that still held a supportable crust, but it deteriorated after the first hour and a half, after which I retreated back to the Groomers.  I ventured out to the North facing aspects in Little Cloud, hoping to find some supportable sections, but my instincts were correct, as I was caught with breakable slab, which I ended up having to kick turn out of to mitigate the danger.  At 11:00 AM. the predicted weather moved in, and I beat a hasty retreat to the Forklift Chair, while the rain started to come down in earnest.  The rain is not all bad, because it will saturate the pack, and with some freeze thaw, will begin to produce some nice corn conditions for next week end.  The hill is still in great shape, with little or no melt off, though some of the West facing aspects have slid off, leaving some serious deposition, trashing the lines.  I will be updating the site to keep you apprised of the changes as they occur as we move into next weekend, so you can have a good handle on the conditions.  Stay tuned.  Have a great week.  Peace Out!!

2 Responses to “SPRING SHOWERS”

  1. Jamie says:

    Thanks for the update. Much appreciated. We are planing next weekend.

  2. Josh says:

    Excellent update- I put off last weekend cause of possible closures so Im really hoping for some luck come the 27th.

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