Well today was a sleeper powder day at Wolf Creek. Lots of Texans on the Treasure/Bonaza side but absolutely no one on the Alberta side. I think there was maybe 3-4 groups including my friend and I on the lift the whole time. We all just shared in the fantastic snow conditions, everything was skiing fantastic with a few areas skiing much deeper then the 10" they reported today. It should be noted that all the way through last night the reports said cloudy with a 30-40% of snow with accumulations around 1". It was a great day and unfortunately I never stopped to take any pictures.
On a different note I spent yesterday on the dark side as boarder. Have only rode a board a handful of times but it's a good time when I am with a group of friends that are all beginner/intermediate. was definitely glad to be on the skis today though. Unfortunately due to some phone snafus I was unable to meet up with @anachronism, hopefully it'll work out better next time.
One more side note Wolf Creek still has early season condition warnings everywhere. They have 173" YTD how much does it take to remove those warnings?
I was on the mountain Saturday, but it was one of those days where I just couldn't get it in gear. My work week kinda sucked and left me really foggy. My wife and I spent most our time skiing bumps off Bonanza and Treasure, and generally had a good time, but man, riding the lifts and driving too and from the mountain, we were just listless.
For that reason we decided to chill out at home today.
Definitely a sleeper day with 10". I was surprised that 4" fell overnight. Those days can be really amazing because the Texas crowds keep locals away and the Texas crowds don't ski the trees in Alberta.
I think they pull early season warnings down off the lifts in February, regardless of how much snow falls. You can think of it as somewhat legit in that because they throw terrain open whether it has any snow or not, there are still plenty of places that have "early season" conditions on them. But yeah, I always find it funny skiing on an 80-100" base and seeing those warnings...
We should be able to touch base around new years- and it sounds like a good storm inbound around that time too.