After the wind slabbed disappointment of yesterday (but no rain, fortunately), today was the day to be at Whitewater.
WH2O is reporting 27" in the past week; 21 inches in the past three days. Not epic, but pretty good for this year. "Settled" base this morning was reported as 72". Of course, with 21 inches in the last three days, that's not settled very much, and the expected dry weather of the coming week will see the snow settle some more.
At any rate, 8" of blower on top of the springy wind affected snow from yesterday made for hero snow. It was light and easy. The trees everywhere were delicious. There were pillows everywhere, and the landings were all soft. You could smear, or you could tip 'em and let the skis pull a nice arc through snow fluffing up around your knees.
The dense wind pack improved coverage considerably. There are still a few willows sticking up (I've been there in the summer - some of those things are 8 feet tall!) and a few tops of smaller trees.
A few photos are attached.
And the crowds today were just awful. This is the base of the Summit lift at about 10:00 am. I just hate those long lines on powder days!
An excellent day. I had to quit shortly after 2 before I hurt myself.