Yesterday it was -8 at the base of the King Con chair starting out. By noon it got up to -2. The snow was a bit grabby on a flat ski but up on edge, it was the fastest yet this year- maybe you gear freaks have an explaination.
My buddy and I probably could have got our passes pulled but are very good at putting a leash on it when there are people around. More racing people here from all over the west. I saw a Denver Ski Team jacket, otherwise I have no idea who or what these guys were. In the past week or so we've had a disabled skiers championship event and Western Alliance Conference (college ski teams) meet. I was going to get actual information to post, but when I checked the PCMR calader, they always start with today, so you can't look back. http://www.parkcitymountain.com/wint...dar/index.html
In any case, it's been racing Mecca of late, and they practice on the same runs we ski. Pretty fun. It's uncrowded enough in the A.M. that you can wait 30 seconds, have the run to yourself, and put on the gas. I actually got passed yesterday by a little kid four feet tall. Considering the speed I was carrying, it was disconcerting. (he was 50' over to my right. the run was a good 250' wide... so no, we're not excessively reckless here...)
if you are visiting, be sure to take the Eagle chair up over the World Cup race course and Superpipe. It's really fun to watch the racers come down through the gates and see the dozons of skis laid out at the top with everyone milling around, getting ready to race, fussing with gear, etc. Someday I'll take some pictures...
The snow was a beautiful crunchy corduroy all over the mountain. There was a bit of pow to be had for a hike, after Friday's disappointing storm of 6-7" and it was ultra light and dry due to the cold. Lot's of people wisely wearing down jackets.
We canceled ski school at DV today for the kids, although with enough bundeling and hot chocolate, I'm sure that the DV ski school would look after them fine. The wife made the call. It should warm up by mid week and I'm sure we'll be back to the normal 20's and 30's soon. With the Utah desert sun, those temps are downright balmy.