November 23, 2000
Tales from Desert Bowl
Still no snow and while the official page still has next Friday as the tentative opening date, it would take a near miracle for that to come to pass. While a week of storms might get the mountain ready and that is not outside the realm of possibility, it seems rather improbable to me. I think that if I were a betting man, (which I'm not, which in turn makes my current life as a capitalist pig a bit tough), I would put my money on something like December 15th as a more probable date. Hopefully I am just being my normal pessimistic self.
On a brighter note, work on the new Bear Chair looks to be progressing nicely. I have no way to judge how much work is left to do, but there does seem to be the possibility that with a delayed opening, the chair might actually be ready when the ski hill opens.
On my way down, I trekked straight down Dancer from the Tower Six Trail and the calf deep snow near the start made scrambling down through the weeds and shrubs rather fun. By the bottom of China Might though, the snow had been reduced to not much more than a slick coating on the rocks.
Anyone know any unemployed snow gods?