Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Have a great time up there.
BTW, ElkMountainSkier..what did you get for snow with this storm?
At the start of the day the mountain had about four inches new, then by 2:00 pm they had eight to ten inches or more. It was pretty deep in the bed of my truck in the PL. Was snowing all day, stopped about 2:30. Basically powder conditions, it was a dry snow, but not quite fluffy (on the trails exposed to wind, it got blown away right away), ... and I didn't do very well in it at all. Near the end it started to come down wet, and then it stopped.
I didn't figure this out till mid afternoon, but all the wider trails were much thougher to ski (for me) that the narrower ones, because there was much more powder on the wider trails to get pushed around, and so make more and bigger piles. The piles weren't exactly bumps, you could ski right through them, or right over them, if your skis floated well. The narrow trails were much nicer to ski, not much on them in the way of piles, just lots of pushed around powder.
I don't have powder skis, and for today I wish I did. Those who did were having a great time zipping, everyone else was burning up the leg muscles. Stopped in at the on hill demo center, and was tempoted to demo the Legend 8800, but didn't do it. In hindsight, I should have. Lesson learned.