I ducked out of work a little early today and headed up to the Snow Bowl 
to see what was up with all this snow. I already knew that the Worth 
Mountain chair was on wind hold all day, but that's what skins are for. 
Ross and Allen both looked pretty well wind-scoured, so I headed over to 
the slightly more sheltered Proctor. I'm not sure it helped -- the wind 
was still howling over there, but it was mostly at my back, which is the 
way it should be for the uphill trek. Between the wind, and a groomer 
having gone over the trail earlier in the day, places near the center of 
the trail were practically bare. But the edges were deep with wind-blown 
snow, so I made an uncharacteristic skin track directly up the middle of 
the trail.

The snow for the ride down was not exactly blower; it was wet, heavy, 
and wind-blown. But it was also deep, at least in the woods, so I'm not 
complaining. I wished I had opted for a steeper line, but those lines 
will still be waiting tomorrow when the lifts are turning.

This was at about 1800-2600 feet elevation. Did anyone get to sample 
anything higher today?

Dave G.

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