Ty seemed pretty tired from a long day at school, but looking up Gondolier he suggested that we try for a spot up near one of the race shacks. I suspected that would be about 500’ of vertical. While heading up we saw a few other folks coming down in the area, either those that had still been up on the mountain from lift service or had hiked up earlier themselves. The sun sets early in the eastern shadow of
On the descent we found that even after just 10 minutes or so out of the sun, the corn snow was already starting to set up, but fortunately it was still decent skiing. There had been a lot of traffic on the trail from previous skiers, but we were able to find some untracked corn along the skier’s left of the trail. Ty couldn’t really manage Telemark turns in the areas that had seen traffic, so he simply skied those alpine and then worked on Telemark turns when we got to areas where the corn snow was fresh. We weren’t out on the slopes over Easter weekend, but the temperatures seemed reasonably cool and there was even a touch of new snow, so hopefully there wasn’t too much snow loss. The forecast this week looks to feature a lot of sun with excellent temperatures for corn cycling, so hopefully that will set up some good snow for the coming weekend. A couple of shots from Thursday afternoon are attached below:
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