Craig's Report - March 10, 1998

More Snow

According to the ski hill another 22 cm of powder fell last night.  Unfortunately I did not get out until afternoon and had to make do with the leftovers of the morning's sated powder addicts.  Most central areas like Boomerang, seen here from the lift, were covered with nice soft moguls.

mar04982.JPG (19365 bytes)The Face Lift and upper Cedar were the only closed areas, so those willing to traverse a bit could still find deep turns in places such as upper Extreme Hazard.  Even here there were lots of tracks, but some fine turns as well.

mar10983.JPG (16936 bytes)Lest I be sued by poor soul's survivors, I should point out that the Extreme Hazard signs should be taken seriously.  Apart from the obvious problems, if you don't know where you are going, you will find yourself descending through the tree band shown here.  This is definitely not for the faint of heart or those with poor insurance coverage..

mar10984.JPG (7132 bytes)However it wasn't necessary to go to extremes to find great snow even in the late afternoon.  In fact for this 10 year old friend of my son's, nice deep stuff was as close as China Wall. :-)

It was an ideal -9 C this morning, but it has risen to near or just above freezing this afternoon.  It remains overcast, but there is no snow falling.

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