December 17, 2001

Craig's FAR Update 2001/12/17: Decidedly Mixed Bag
It was still raining this morning at the house, but while I hoped for a repeat of yesterday, that isn't quite what I found. Up top the snow ranged from quite slabby on Arrow and Sunnyside to fairly nice, but certainly not hero, dense powder on Cedar Ridge. The center of Cedar Bowl opened just briefly, but was closed again by noon and the avalanche board was still mainly red.
Down around the Bear's Den or the bottom of the Cedar gully, an ugly rain crust appeared, making China Wall an orthopediac surgeon's delight. The lower groomed runs were just slick and noisy.
At one PM it has dropped to -1 C at the house and it is now snowing.