Originally Posted by spindrift
Probably will avoid the crowds tomorrow. The groomers skied OK today. But it was surprisingly cold. Around 11:00, the crowds started building. The kinds of crowds where most folks have no control. Good natured, but moving obstacles nonetheless.
Yeah, "OK" was about right. The groomers were awfully firm in the morning, got better when they got scraped off a little and ended up with the loose granular on the edges of the trails. Off-trail stuff was pretty gnarly; things really froze up after the warm temps at the end of last week, I guess.
It was surprisingly uncrowded today. One of the least crowded Saturday's I've ever skied at Stevens, it seemed like. All in all an ok day, not a great day, but worth going up. I didn't have anything better to do this morning, anyway. :)