No one was caught napping this morning as the faithful showed up ready to partake of the fresh installment delivered overnight. The Tram was backed up early, but the Chairs were fairly uncrowded, letting you get up the hill while others were still waiting in line. Mineral Basin opened a bit later in the morning, and that pulled the traffic over to sample that area’s full on shred fest. The untracked did not last long, but the cut up crud was still soft and blast-able until after 2:00 PM when the harbor chop set up, making the ride a bit more interesting. This installment was just what we needed to cover the existing hard pack and fill in those travese features, deep set bumps, and all those sections that suffered from the wind scouring. The air was full of hoots and hollers as everyone was blown away with the quality of the scrumptulecent Essence. Tomorrow, look for additional accumulation to have fallen over night and the storm to fill in during the day, making it another storm riding day. Visibility will be at a premium, so head for the trees, which have been helped out a lot from this addition. Sections I was not considering before, I have now got on the list of runs to do. Check the road conditions in the AM. as there might be some restrictions, so get the 411. We are now in the DEEP ZONE, so take advantage of this cycle as it unfolds. Here is a shot of the Upper Mountain just after the Peruvian side of the hill opened. It looks cold, because it was cold, preserving the goodness. MMMMMM GOOOD!!! IBBY!!!