I went up to Copper today expecting a couple inches new to do a few cruisers and work out the kinks from a long hot summer. Imagine my surprise when I got there and found 11 inches new. It was just awful. I had to ski powder my first run of the season. About 10 AM they opened Ptarmigan on the upper Mt and I was forced to ski 11" untracked or cut up powderfor a few runs before needing some coffee. Later back on the lift I noticed patrol working the ropes on two of the black runs under the Excellerator lift and I thought Oh No not again. I skied down and unfortunately I had to wait 3 long minutes for patrol to cut the ropes for 2+ ft of untracked natural black terrain (except for where the poachers had been). My legs were jelly by 1PM and it took a nice bottle of a Cabernet Sauvignon and a soak in the hot tub to recover when I got home. The final report for Copper was 15" new. Loveland got 14" and A-Basin 12" by the way. My wife who had a cold and couldn't go is in denial.
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11/5/05 at 7:50pm