The parade of storms and arctic weather has made for amazing conditions, however it starts to become a little bit of a grind getting out and making your turns in subzero high wind days. Yesterday we woke up here to 4 new inches of fluffy pow on top of our 4 feet of soft snow we had already received, but yesterday for the first time in a while the temps climbed to above the freezing mark. I went out around 1pm and the sun was out the skies were blue and the skiing was great. Even though I was once again skiing alone I found myself hooting and giggling like a crazy person at how good it was. It might have just been that I was drunk on natural vitamin D from the first real sun I ‘ve gotten in a while. I took a few runs through a steep section of the mountain that in past years was unskiable due to rocks and boulders. I rode skis today because I wanted to hit some trails that had flat run outs that would be a no go on the snowboard. Skis ended up being a good decision and it ended up being one the best times I’ve ever had on skis.
I was surprised how much fresh was still available for how late in the day I got out.