John's Report - December 25, 2007
A Lot More Snow & Then Sun
It continued to snow throughout Sunday, December 23, 2007. Nonetheless, at about 2 pm the Patrol managed tame the avalanche hazzards enough to open upper Lizard Bowl & Timber Ridge to Anaconda. People were even managing to get to Decline on the Easter Bowl traverse. All of which held great promise for a full mountain opening on Monday December 24th. Instead it snowed a further 30 cm overnight with the inevitable closures of all high bowls. On the positive side, the lower mountain is now good to go, with a deep base everywhere. Also, on Monday, we had what was likely the bluest, sunniest day of the whole season, which compensated somewhat for the confined skiing up above.
While Currie is of course closed, Puff Trees & Lifeline are now open as is Siberia Ridge, but not Big Bang or Mitchy's Cutes. Lower Diamond Back is also running but with a terrible alder infestation at the very top, which, once you get by it, opens up to a reasonably good run.
On the old side, Cedar Ridge was open on the 24th but not the traverses into the bowl. Boom Ridge, bowl and adjacent runs were all up and the conditions were truly good in the morning, when I skied the area.
A Happy Christmas to all.