Wednesday, March 11, 2009

11th March

Day 79 and it's a case of same old same old. No new snow but some wind sift to fill in yesterdays tracks giving tracked up powder as the order of the day, The official site describes it as packed powder which has always had me wondering as that sounds like a piste to me.
Again the day started at -25 with some windchill but as a bluebird day the temps got to -8 by mid afternoon. Whitepass chair still not open (and no reduced ticket price - don`t get me started) so didn`t even try the new side. We have now started a sweep in the bar on when the Whitepass will reopen, I`ve gone for 2011.
Good skiing off the meat hook although you are having to cut nearer and nearer to the death cookies in the avi debris to get untracked snow. Spinal Tap can just about be accessed with a hard traverse across Easter bowl and was great fun if a bit technical in the mid section. Most of the day was spent kicking out to Snake, Redtree, Steep and Deep etc where you could still find powder that was only a bit tracked. Another 5 times through Kangaroo just to keep warm.
Thanks to the visitors from Sunshine who didn`t eat all their afternoon cakes so we could have them with our beer in the bar later. Last night the Riders beat the Nitros 5-0 in their barn so tommorow could take the series if we win at home, already got the tickets.
Warming up a bit so they say !!!

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