First of all, Bellaire can blow as much snow as Hunter? in what parallel universe?
Second of all, Hunter made the decision to cover Westway first instead of Anapurna. Unfortunately weather didn't cooperate this year and they had to go back and recover the front side, so Anapurna got neglected and hasn't opened yet. Considering there was a record 45 day stretch of above average temps,
the amount of base they do have is amazing.
Third of all, I believe Winter is finally arriving, and the best is yet to come. In addition to thier touch-up work on all the trails- Friday night they pounded East side drive with snowmaking, and the trail was top to bottom soft bumps from 11:00 am to closing on Saturday.
Saturday they were blowing snow top to bottom on Cliff.. Sunday was upper K27... Monday night they pounded Claires, and it was magnificent all day Tuesday...And when I left on Tuesday afternoon, They were blowing all day on lower K27. Bottom line-I was there the last 4 days, and every day had one or two trails with tons of soft snow (silk) in the morning, and soft bumps in the afternoon.
and if I wanted to risk a divorce, I would've stayed and skied K27 tomorrow morning...
Fourth, I still have hope for Anapurna this season.....