2-29-24 by dave

There were fast moving clouds, transported wind swirling on the North faces, and amazing prepared lines all over the hill. With some flat light to start the day, going with the know smooth faces was key till the Sun came out as the clouds moved off and visibility improved. Those wind buffed prepared lines were velvet smooth and had just the right amount of edge set to let you dial in any turn you chose. With the Sun higher in the sky, the wind plumes off the top of the ridges were a sight to behold and taking time out to watch the windy chaos was worth the effort.

Old Reliable was looking askew this morning, with some interesting lens flair to add drama.
The Rock Garden looking mighty scoured and imposing in the windy sunlight.

The storm is slated to begin delivering the goods later this evening and continuing over the next couple of days. Tomorrow, look for a slow start as the overnight accumulation and high wind situation gets square away. Industrial smoothing efforts will have been completed on all sides of the hill and will be offering the best top to bottom consistency, but there will be some very nice wind deposited lines on the High North aspects that will deserve a look see and some up close and personal attention. We’ll have to see how it looks from the Tram in the AM. Though it was fairly warm today, expect cold temps, high winds, and storm riding conditions. The hill is in good shape with lots of the heavily worked lines filling in with the wind transport. Stay Frosty!!

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