The rain @ 9pm leaving dinner on Sat night turned into snow sometime before morning. Quickly got stuff together and out the door. Got about the 6th chair on # 8 at 8:30. Not too many pictures as I was the only one with a camera phone and didn't want to stop that much.
When going up, kind of had that feeling it was going to be a pretty good day
Started to plan the strategy. Normal routine would be #8->#2->#4 and over the back, but looking down @ 4 from 2 - no line and nobody going up, so unloaded 2 and over into Gamecreek. This is looking back up Ouzo w/ my tracks on right. Might have been the 3rd or 4th down.
Couple laps through The Woods and off to the back. Blue Sky still closed @ 10 but headed over to Sun Up and over on Headwall. Wind had put more than 13" in there, it was Deep. Down to #5 (High Noon) as it was the only lift spinning on the backside. It was a bit crowded, but fun w/ hijinks galore.
Did a few more laps in Sun Up, expecting long lines, as it was worth it w/ wind providing refills each lap. Initial wait @ bottom of 5 was around 30 minutes (above) but was shaved down to 10 on the next few runs. I guess folks had other plans or priorities. The back closed at 1:30 and Blue Sky never opened but what a great day!
Around 3pm we were at the top of # 4 and the fun looked like it was in pre-game mode but about to get started. Obviously oblivious to the 30 degrees and 30 mph wind - but owning it.
Fun day and hammering the whole way down the hill this AM. Much more to be had @ A-basin I would expect this year!