Dylan hadnít been quite up for skiing in the morning (which actually worked out OK since it let Ty and I explore more) but by the afternoon he was ready for some turns so I took him up to the mountain. Lots of people were still up on the slopes even after 3:00 P.M., and the big terrain park was open to everyone at that point. I didnít go into the trees with Dylan, but there was still plenty of powder along the edges of trails. The big thing I noticed was how quickly it got cold as the sun began to go down, so it seemed that even the January sun had been helping to take a little edge of the dayís temperatures. Our last run was off the Vista Quad and Dylan was starting to get chilly on that run, so he needed some good warm-up time in the car while I packed up the gear.
One interesting thing I noticed about Timberline was the number of people skiing there over the past couple of days. Even though the lift isnít running, the resort is using the Timberline lots for overflow parking and some folks seem to be making extra use of that setup with the shuttle. Iím not sure how many people are doing laps with the shuttle specifically, or if most are just finishing off their day with some Timberline turns because theyíve parked down there, but I noticed a lot of happy skiers in the powder on the Timberline slopes, way more than the usual amount of turn earners.
A few pictures from Sunday are below:
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