1-11-21 by dave

It was a full on sunny day, but the temps were still quite cool, and only warmed up after 1PM as the Sun rose up higher in the sky. The Groomers were offering some really nice corduroy out of the chute, with good traction, smooth surfaces and wide open lines to dial in some high angles.

Another shot from yesterday’s Heavenly display of light and color.

Mineral Basin was offering the bright Sun on the first Tram, so those wide open prepared lines were fast and dialable. Lewis and Clark was also offering some nice lines, but there are still large areas that are quite dodgy with rumble and static that make those lines interesting. The Front of the hill was offering the top to bottom pace, with low traffic on the lifts, fast turnaround times on the runs, and fairly uncrowded sections to open up the throttle a bit. The pack got a bit slick as the nap was shaved off the corduroy, and I bailed after 1PM to save my knees. Tomorrow, look for more of the same conditions on the hill. Those early Groomers will be offering that carpet like consistency, and the off trail is still stiff and tricky. Dress for that morning chill, and follow the Sun for best visibility. See the Line, BE the Line!!

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