5-03-14 by dave

The South wind began to blow in warm air out ahead of the next low pressure that is predicted to move in during the middle of the week.  A high cloud deck moved over the hill, but the Sun was able to filter through to light the dance floor.  The temps were much warmer and the freeze was not too stiff, so the break was accelerated forward significantly.  Later in the day the sticky factor was serious and no combination of wax seemed to help.  Coverage is still holding up all over the hill with the mid mountain depth still up over the 100” mark.  Tomorrow, look for another warm morning with little freeze in the pack.  The High North exposures will still have some of the residual cold still in them, but after today’s high peak temps, even those aspects will be compromised.  Look for the Groomers to be the place be for the morning session. These high clouds may still be in play making the visibility a bit flat at times.  The residual cold in the snow should make the first hour great quality corn, but it will not last long in Mineral Basin.  It will be a day of staying ahead of the break, so get there early for the best of the day.  Here is a Point of View shot that I took when I took off a bit late and was trying to thread the needle.  I was using Snot Wax, so I was able to beat the section, but not by much.  I do not like to get slammed.  Syrup won’t stop ‘EM!!DSC02092

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