Hello all and happy ground hog day.
Even the ground hog had a great day on skis – saw him cruisin’ down the main line on all fours! It’s spring time in February.
What another beautiful day to ski with brilliant sun, no wind and temps that went from overnight lows of 29 to 43 now. The mountain was empty except for those lucky enough to have today off.
There were no lift issues and the grooming was excellent on all front side trails. The surface was firm to start but softened up quickly under the strong sun. There are a few brown spots starting to develop where it was thin coverage to start like where the Cliff meets Bleeker and skiers right side of lower Racer’s. Some small pebbles started to show up on Eside & Minya in the usual spots. It was ego snow by mid morning. White Cloud was not groomed and it rattled your bones & teeth. Wayout was hard and fast but by now I am sure it has softened. Claire’s was not groomed and shiny / bumpy as you looked up at it but by now probably nice to ski. The deck was a nice place to hang out today with a drink after skiing as temps in the sun easily hit upper 60’s.
Nasty weather is forecast for Wednesday with heavy rains – more than an inch – high winds and temps in the low 50’s. It doesn’t look like any recovery can begin before Thursday night when it all freezes again.
A chance of rain and snow, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
A chance of rain and sleet before 7am, then rain. High near 51. South wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers, mainly between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A slight chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.