My good friends John Jax and Phil R. headed to Keystone expecting to ski groomers all day until the gondola to the Outback opened at noon. The snow was great and we skied some buttery bumps on the frontside. It then started NUKING snow. It snowed at least 8 inches. A short recon trip into the trees was a mistake and now I need to p-tex the bases of the "golden goats" (my old gold Gotamas made before Volkl ruined them)...however we ended up on a run that may or may not have been open. There were places where I was skiing in knee deep powder. We got back to the lift and the line for the Outback gondola was crazy long. Well I need more p-tex but we just kept doing laps on the run that may or may not have been open. In my own defense there were other people skiing on it. It was goodness. We never made it to the Outback but everyone had sore legs and big smiles on their faces at the end of the day. We made our way to I-70 only to find that there were about 10 cars and trucks sideways on the approach to the Eisenhower Tunnel. We wove through all the stuck cars and CDOT closed the interstate behind us. 6 hours of driving and 3 hours of skiing. It was an awesome early season day in Colorado.