Today was probably one of the best days of the season so far. A classic wet storm slowly cooled down and delivered the goods. The last couple days it had been raining in town with wet and heavy snow up high. However, last night the temps dropped just enough for the snow to be not heavy and super fun.
Overnight we saw about 32cm of new snow, and with the recent heavy snow underneath it felt almost bottomless in some untracked areas. We started out the day by doing a couple Garbonzo laps while more terrain was opening. We went into one area that had not seen any traffic during the last three days, and on the boot pack in the snow was chest high. The pillows and trees off of Garbo held out well until midday.
Around 12:30 Peak chair opened, with relatively nobody in line. We saw people riding down shale face and the front side of peak, hooting and hollering the way down. Even until our last run of the day on peak, there was no lineups and untracked snow. It was an incredible day on the hill, with little crowds and surprising amazing snow.
On the mountain there was a lot of slide paths, and evidence of bombing work that had released slides. If you go out into the backcountry things will be touchy for the next day or two as this new storm slab bonds to the snow below. Have fun out there, the snow is awesome!