Anybody been up to lookout yet? I plan on getting up there next week. Sounds like the season is getting off to a good start.
2016-2017 season [Inland Northwest group]
No entry's here for awhile so thought I would butt in.
Just started skiing again and have been 6 times, 4 to Silver and twice to Lookout. Both have good snow now and I think Silver is under reporting summit pack depth.
Last Friday skied with bud John and Ari from LA. Tried the Meadows at Silver and was good about 6 inches of good powder. I didn't realize it but the Assay Rd. out of the Meadows has been widened and groomed and was basically a beginner run out and downhill all the way. This only means one thing, more people will be skiing the Meadows so will have to hit earlier int the morning. South was good. Had a good day. Felt my confidence coming back after my 2/1/16 impact with a tree.
Looks like next week could be some really good powder skiing - hoping the weather guys are right for a change.
Sunday 1/8 ski'd Silver today. Claimed 4 inches and yes in places 4 in was correct.Best skiing was Bootlegger. Groomers were fun with about 2-3 in on them. got up there early and didn't start to get "silver crowded" until 1130. Lodge packed. Tomorrow if we get enough snow should be great.
Monday l/9 ski'd Silver today. Reported 7 inches and that was right on with some places deeper. Was surprised how fast chair 3 and 4 got hammered. Bootlegger hammered by 1000. Did find some very good snow of the R side of 2 in the trees, Heaven trees, and of course South. Good day. Snow wasn't smoke and wasn't goop but had a real nice turning consistency and filled in Xmas punded areas pretty well.
Early AM crowds at the summit:
View of East Rim from Inspiration:
Looking at these pictures, I don't think there is a single human in any of them.....
Thur 1/12 Skied Silver today. Powder pretty well hammered so skied groomers. Groomer crew did a really good job, especially on Sunrise which which was groomed better than I have ever seen. Fun day, cold but nice in the sunshine, small crowd.
Sibhusky. see your runs are really crowded - I always say if you are worried about people coming up behind you - you just need to go faster. Obviously doesn't apply here.
Silver on saturday MLK weekend. Lift lines were unusually long stood in one for 30 seconds. But the lodge was packed. Groomers fun took a lesson from Ernie Silva and spent most of the day working on balance and short leg long leg. Fun day.