Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 31 and it's the 2 metre party

It snowed overnight but during the night it turned to rain on the deck and the temp came up to about +1. The rain line was only just above the base on the hill and 22 cms of fresh quite heavy snow had come down over night giving a base of 202 cms so tonight was the 2 metre party.

As you would expect in these conditions we hit the new side to stay high and get the best snow. Even with this as a tactic the snow was quite heavy and creamy but skied well and when chopped up stayed in good shape probably because the temps stayed just below zero at the top.

It was a classic new side opening with first only Highline/ Heartland opened so that's what we skied. Next the I bowl opened so we could get across to Surprise Trees and had three excellent laps going further into the chutes to get untracked snow each time. For the whole of the day it was real hero snow so you could just push your skis in the fall line then bang out some tight turns.

As always next on the agenda was Anaconda which we looped twice taking the tight chutes due to the conditions and exiting via Bootleg Glades which had also filled up with good snow.

Finally they opened Currie with the low traverse out the Skydive. Spent the whole of the day looping out into Skydive, Stage Leap, Decline and Cougar glades. All good and not tracked out much in the early stages. Got first tracks in a top to bottom rip of Cougar which was awesome.

Didn't have a break of any kind and spent the aftenoon in a bit of the hill I haven't skied all that much. Started dropping off Decline to the left into the trees and just finding a way down through the terrain. Depending on how I went I either ended up skiers right of Spinal Tap and had to drop into the stream bed from the right or skiers left of the main window chute and had to jump the log drop off to exit the chute. All untracked even at the end of the day and awesome.

Now we are forecast adays rest and then the next weather cycle hit us Sunday night going into Monday - here we go. No hockey tonight, to much to drink and too knackered.

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