It was Betsy's birthday, and it always snows on Betsy's birthday--she plans it that way. (I know...) (right?)
Loveland's overnight report (as of 5am) was just 3 inches, but there was easily 6-8" in the parking lot when I got there. Early morning conditions were very light winter snow on top of concrete--not easy conditions (good--or good for you--take your choice). By noon, it was snowing so hard that half an inch of snow would pile up on our skis and clothing on each lift ride. There was probably 16 inches of new snow by 2:00, deep enough to be real powder, but still so light that anything underneath it could still surprise you.
It was an awesome day.
Happy Birthday, Betsy!
And thanks to the rest of the May Day Gang for a great day of powder skiing.
This image may sum up the snowfall for May Day 2013: my little Mazda in the Loveland parking lot at the end of the day: