On Mother’s Day, I hit the old ski area on Berthoud Pass, CO. It was a warm day with blue bird skies, light clouds, coverage was excellent, and the snow from the first week of May was just slushing up. The skiing was good, and a lot of people were out enjoying some late spring turns.
Today I was back at the old Berthoud Pass ski area. This past week has been warm, so it wasn’t a surprise to see that the melt has started and coverage has thinned.
The storm that dropped feet of snow in the Sierras just a few days ago has finally made it to Colorado. Today was cool to cold, windy, cloudy, and it was snowing.
The old snow appears to have gone isothermal and formed a nice firm and thoroughly carvable base. On top of which sat 4″ of late season powder.
Holy crap was it fun carving long radius turns through 4″ of fresh snow! Without a doubt, some of the most enjoyable turns I’ve made all season!
Conditions in the high country don’t get better than this. Get some turns in before it is gone!