Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 74 a short report

And the reason for a short report is nothing to do with the conditions and everything to do with the fact that I have been drinking with my Irish guests for 5 solid hours sincethe hill closed.

The forecast for today was showers all day with highs of +5. In the event the temp forecast was about right ( warmest Feb anyone can remember) but no precip thank God. Next few days look difficult with a rain/snow mix until it cools later in the week.

Tried the old side and found all north facing slopes good with soft snow. This included Cedar ridge and King fir not to mention sheltered slopes such as Boomerang and Bear chutes. Only mistake was to hit out to Steep and Deep where it was refrozen crud all the way into Gorby bowl although this might have improved later in the day. About 4 trips through Kangaroo got better each time and reports say that by the end of the day it was really soft and friendly.

Crossed to the new side and found much the same thing. Anaconda, Cougar, Stag Leap, Decline and Skydive all were good and soft at the bottom. Surprise was refrozen crud where the sun had got to it and nowhere near as good. Basic rule was north facing good, south facing bad. Last rip down Decline very good.

Done for the day.

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