Fresh snow and sunshine

Great conditions
Top of the Notch building on Sterling
Goods in the woods
Sunlight in the trees
Snow Reporter gets into his work!

We received 29 inches of new snow in the past 3 days and the conditions are wonderful! My first run of the day was Freefall and it was so filled in with snow. The wind had moved the snow around a bit, but it was not wind slab. It was one soft drift after another all the way down. You can see the photos from that run in the post below. I caught up with my good friends Eric, Andy, Tony, and Ken after I was finished with the morning report. We played in the trees most of the day looking for powder stashes. We were able to find a bunch of fresh turns for everyone! It was a little cool today, but the sun felt good. Skiing or riding in the trees on a cold day is nice because you can stay warm by making many turns and you are protected from the wind.

We are 100 percent open! Tomorrow we plan to have top to bottom skiing and riding on all 3 mountains with all 8 lifts operating. Tomorrow we plan to have all 78 trails open with terrain for all ability levels. Surface conditions are powder and packed powder with average base depths of 16 to 54 inches. 29 trails will be groomed for tomorrow, including Snow Snake, Practice Slope, and Upper FIS for a grand total of 129 acres of freshly groomed terrain. Currently, it is partly sunny and 0 degrees at the summit of Sterling with winds of 5 to 15 mph. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for sunny skies with a high of 26 degrees.

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Hugh Johnson

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