March 07, 2000
Getting Pretty Nice
It snowed again last night and while I only got out for a quick few ones this morning, they were generally pretty fine runs. To be sure, the crust is still evident under the new snow on lower slopes that are fairly steep and unfortunately by lower, I mean anything much below the traverse from the Bear T-Bar. However even in these areas, there was enough covering to make it pretty good. On less steep slopes you would bottom out less often and for the first time in a while, newly groomed runs truly were excellent.
We did not witness the opening of Currie, but I hear it was the normal frenzy. When we arrived a little bit later, it was well chopped, but still most enjoyable boot high or better powder. The underlying ice became evident somewhere above the gully, but even down there the new stuff was abundant enough to keep things pleasant. Only the Face Lift remained closed.
The one disturbing note is that it is quite warm on the lower mountain. Right
now, 2:45 PM, it is 4 C at the house with lots of melting going on in the intermittent