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On Tuesday the 11th, one of our numerous December midweek systems was on its way through the area. It looked to have decent moisture with it, so I planned on some skiing the following day before work. By 6:30 A.M. the next morning we’d picked up 3.2 inches at the house in
At the base of the
I only had time for quick tour because of a meeting at work, so my plan was to head to the top of the Snowflake Lift and do a short run. I skinned up in the Sprig O’ Pine area and did numerous checks of the new snow depth. I got snowfall accumulation readings in the 6 to 8 inch range throughout my ascent, which was bit more than I’d expected so I was checking frequently to confirm the measurements. The snow density wasn’t champagne light with the marginal temperatures, but it was at least typical medium-weight (~10% H2O) powder.
I topped out at the entrance to the
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