Hello skiers and riders,
The morning sky was just a little overcast. It was followed by a clear blue sky around the noon hour. Winds were strong over the ridge tops all morning. After two days of warm weather, and melting spring snow, temperatures dropped into the twenties overnight. As you might imagine, this froze the surface solid, at least for the morning hours. It appears that it never really got above freezing on the upper slopes and just above freezing at the base of the mountain. We did receive a dusting of new snow overnight. Dust on crust would be the word for the day.
Groomed runs were once again the choice of the day. It was firm in most areas. We did find a few spots that had enough coverage to enjoy dusty fresh turns. The low angle of Scott Meadows proved to be a place for a few soft turns as the base layer was fairly smooth. I heard the groomed area of Sherwood was also pretty good as the little snow we received did not blow off the run.
I skied a few a runs on the Lakeview Chair (yes the Lakeview Chair). This was opening day for Lakeview (March 23rd, wow!). I have to give KSL credit for opening Lakeview, at least for a few days this late in the season. My guess is that the previous owners would have closed it down for the season long ago.
Anyway, there were small piles of new snow along the runs that allowed me to turn in softness most of the time. Of course, firmness popped up in between some of the soft turns. Ridge Run off Scott was not bad, as it was similar to Outer Limits. What a crazy week. Powder, rotten spring snow, and now ice under a dusting. A little sun, and a little more warmth or a little more new snow, will change the surface again and increase the smiles on those of us on the slopes.
Enjoy your day,