After this month’s major storm cycle, we’ve all needed a little vitamin D. Copper Mountain provided yesterday.
It was picturesque bluebird, with no wind nor a cloud in the sky. Temps hovered around 30ºF all day.
The warm weather hasn’t transformed the snow yet, so it was still soft all over the mountain. Chalky, recycled powder and windbuff covered most of the terrain, and the groomers were rippable.
The skiing off Western Union Ridge was superb: smoothed out, buttery and edgeable. And you can’t beat the view if you’re willing to hike for it.
Patrol was working to get the cat-accessed skiing in Copper Bowl open. Looks tasty over there!
The mountain felt all but empty.
Everything is filling in nicely. There were snow snakes here and there in softer stuff, but some settling from this high-pressure cycle is sure to help.
There were even some pockets of fresh in the Enchanted Forest, Spaulding Bowl and off of Union Peak.
Enjoy the sun while you can—more snow on the way through the weekend.