It was a pretty good opening day here in the Eastern Sierra. Got on the hill just after 8:30, and there was already about 5" of fresh. Broadway (easy blue)with one variation, and Fascination (easy black) were the only runs open, but the skiing was quite good. The manmade base was really solid, and the new snow buttered it up nicely. Visibilty was not great, and by the time we left around 11, it was crowded, hard to see, and very windy. The local weather "guru" belives we will get about 3' - 5' of snow with around seven feet up top by Sunday. The snow is heavy wet stuff, and should make for an ideal early season base. The wet snow made for extremely slick driving, and there were plenty of people having problems. I can't wait to see how much snow we have tomorrow. It will aslo be interesting to see how much terrain they open over the weekend.
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11/7/02 at 2:59pm