This little bastard (video) was causing us all kinds of hell yesterday. Just now, we got it to work. Day late and a dollar short, huh?
But, it’s still good to see how yesterday was and how the skiing then compares to today…which will be up in a bit.
I think we can call today a powder day. Especially given what we’ve been dealing with this season, it more than qualifies.
The mental forecast I had going into today was heinous. 1-2” of new snow on very hard ice. Groomers only.
Reality proved much less daunting than the mental image I’d produced. There was about 4” of new snow on softish snow, the wind was insane (78mph gusts on the ridge at 3pm), and the skiing was good.
By the time I made it to Squaw at noon, Red Dog had already been closed due to high winds. I lapped Far East until I was too wet to smile and it was fun.
You certainly weren’t stuck just on the groomers, you could ski everywhere. The best skiing we found was the trees off the huge switchback of the Red Dog groomer (skier’s left of the top of Far East). Smooth turns and plenty of mini log airs.
Hopefully it doesn’t rain too much the next two days…