Quick recap of this weekend conditions. There is surprisingly little left of what was rumored to be the best weekend of the season, but some decent snow still holds in many places. Most of the lower mountain was refrozen cruddy snow, not fut at all, even when covered by the dusting that kept falling at night. The rains late in the week basically killed the lower mountain. Pain McShlonkey contestants and Squaw Big Mountain Team Cup were held on Saturday in the Enchanted Forest in the conditions that could only be described as truly painful.
KT will rattle your fillings out almost everywhere you go (I didn't do an exhaustive search, but a few places I tried felt pretty bad). But the story of the weekend was definitely Silverado- it opened for the first time this season on Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday was still relatively uncrowded and felt fresh. The top part provided definitely the best turns on the mountain, amazing smooth windbuffed surface with a few places of fluffy snow. Once you get to the second drop, the snow quality deteriorated, but it was still pretty good all the way to the lift. The coverage is still pretty thin, as SIlverado needs more snow than other areas to become truly skiable. I was also shocked at how few people were at the mountain on Sunday, it felt like a midweek day.