Report from May 6, 2023
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“I’m leaving for the mountain at 8:30am.” – Dwanis at 8am today
“Looks like you’re going solo.” – Me at 8am today
It looked rough out there this morning.
- White out
- 2-3″ of new now
We ended up negotiating a 9 am departure.
It did snow, so we knew we should get out and look.
The webcams didn’t lie.
It was a foggy whiteout.
We skied a few laps in the Canyon Lodge area before venturing to Chair 5.
We were surprised to find Chair 5 skiing powdery, buttery, and smooth…
Couldn’t see, though…
About 10:30-11 am, the fog lifted a bit, and you could see a little better.
We mostly stayed near the trees for visibility, but the skiing got much more fun with the better light.
Once we’d memorized a few runs, we gained confidence and could ski a bit faster.
The lower the angle, the better.
The steeper, the worse.
We ended up having a blast out there today!