It must have gotten about freezing for a bit over the weekend, for what
had been 8-10” of 6% powder Friday night had sagged to 4-6” of denser
stuff with a tasty light ˝” sun crust on it.  Below the new lies a
bomber 3-4” rain crust atop some sugary depth hoar, but the sugar layer
seems to be giving way to crust in the S aspects.  The N aspects are
still pretty sweet it the woods, while the southern exposures are mostly


With new snow predicted for tonight, it could get better as the week
goes on, and it ‘s not too bad right now, not bad at all!  I took the
time to test all of the eastern-end spots, but refrained from taking
more than 3-4 laps per- saving it for later!


Testing out the new (to me) beater Karhu Lookouts, they aquitted
themselves nicely: Better grip than glide by a fair amount, despite a
quick shot of MaxiGlide ™, but they should do mucho mas better after a
bit o’ base structure on the glide surfaces and a hot wax. Heavier and
straighter than the Fischer Rebounds, they still proved turny enough for
the juvenile-tree slalom courses out there- even skied the steeper and
tightest lines with a bit o’ hop-turnin’.


Tour Statistics:


Length: ~2km


Total vertical earned: ~500’


Cire du jour: Scales (woulda used red hard wax, maybe special-red.)


Hopefully tonight’s stormlet will turn “pretty good” into “great”
conditions for the rest of the week!




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