So, we had a forecast for 3-6 inches of snow and I decided to play hooky today. We went to Copper to meet up with some of my ski buddy's friends. We rolled into the parking lot, geared up, and hit the lift line bright and early at roughly 9:30. Our friends were skiing the S lift, but I thought it would be better on the A lift. My buddy wanted to hit Lower Enchanted Forest, so we headed up the Excellerator and made the beeline over to the traverse. A patroller was guarding the entrance, and said they were going to open it in 10-15 minutes. What to do? Hit Hallelujah. 8-12 inches of snow, some wind affected! Very nice.
We headed back up, and now there was a bit of a line waiting to get into Lower Enchanted. We waited. And Waited. And waited some more. After about 20 minutes, they opened the run. We were in the first 20 into the area, but there was a bit of a s storm going on. Lots of folk crashed coming off of the traverse. So, I got probably 8th into Slip Not and a clean, untracked line of 12-18 inches of fluff. It was good. It was very good. I kinda remember skiing like this.
Everything was skiing quite nice. We hit Far East off of A lift, and while it had had a fair amount of traffic, there were lots of mounds of soft snow. We had noticed that the Noon Groomer must've had at least 8 inches of fluff on it. So, we hit Solitude at 11:30 to grab a quick bite, then were in line at the right side of the run when they pulled the rope. It was deep. I had a clean untracked line. The only problem was the second pitch had almost too little gradient, so the only solution was to point 'em straight and enjoy the ride.
Sorry, folk, it is all more or less tracked out. Except that Patrol indicated they might have directed skiing in Spaulding tomorrow...
I'm headed to Breck, though. Perhaps it will still be there when I come back Sunday.