Whitewater had weird weather yesterday (Sat, March 28) and I didn't go. The early report (5 am) said rain. Apparently, by 7, the temperature had dropped and they received a little over 2" of snow. Not much, but enough to soften things a bit.
Today, the early report said clear and calm. By 8:30, it was cloudy with light winds, and it had started to snow very lightly. The view up the Summit side from the lodge looked like this:
It was firm, but skiable. No, it was not a nice, bright bluebird day.
The run under the Summit chairlift looked like this:
Yes, there are a few bushes sticking out. No dirt, though, except on steep embankments here and there. My wife and I skied for several hours and did not hit anything to cause damage to edges. And we needed edges!
The rocks in the image below are usually completely covered by this time of year. Now they will provide interesting terrain features for the freeskiing event being held today.
Another shot of the terrain under the lift:
This is the worst year Whitewater has had in a long time. And yet, there is still quite a bit of snow up there, even if it is firmer and chunkier than we like.
It's not good snow. It's snow that's good for you. And it's definitely skiable.
Whitewater will only be open three more days. They will be closed Monday-Thursday this week and will re-open for Good Friday and Easter weekend. Freezing levels are expected to drop during the week and they could have another 6-8" by Easter weekend.