We had a great day at PCMR. Not a lot of first tracks but that's not what yesterday was about - we get first tracks all the time living here- yesterday was all about kids and friends, skiing in bunches. My nine year old daughter hit it off with a friend in a sit ski from the National Ability Center and they raced all afternoon in soft snow and brilliant high desert sunshine. We had a (finally) retired DV instructor with us who coached the kids, whether they listened or not. The Axis freestyle kids program was out free skiing and it was like half the local school kids were up.The snow was great, the whole town was out, it was cold, there was powder in the morning for the first real time this year, then fluff crud, then soft bumps toward closing time. It was a festival atmosphere and no long lift lines. When the base gets established and the snow settles, the back bowls will open and there will be plenty of freshies to come. Yesterday was the first day of the real Utah season for us. Another storm is due to roll in this afternoon, and we're dug out and ready for more. Sundance continues to clog up Old Town, but the mountain is relatively uncrowded.
We've seen plenty of days skiing overhead blower in LCC and PC, all of that expected "best days" stuff. This was a different kind of day, joyful and relaxed, but surely one of the best ever.