Spring break has taken a pause with the weather and delivered some refreshing snow over the past day. Earlier this week temperatures were notoriously high allowing for a lot of slush skiing and goggle tans. This trend took a short break to deliver about 9cm over the last day with more snow expected overnight.
If I had one word to describe the riding today it would be variable; from wind loaded pockets, wind blown ice sheets, new slushy pow, and almost everything else in between. As temperatures dropped with this new storm system we found a pretty hard frozen layer just underneath the snow in most locations. However on mellower terrain, and in wind protected areas the snow seemed to build up properly to slash and have some fun on. There was definitely a distinct line about half way up Red chair where the new snow felt wet and slushy and there was a lack of crust layer underneath. This snow was actually really fun to ski, along with some good pockets in Spankey’s.
Looking into the week we have some more sun and warm temperatures coming back quickly, so get out and enjoy the powder and new snow while it is here and be prepared to bring out the sunnies and sunscreen later this week. Also be prepared for some awesome events in the village and on the mountain this upcoming weekend and into next week for the World Ski and Snowboard Festival!