Good morning skiers and riders,
Surprise Surprise! The Chutes reopened today well into the third week of their hiatus. As first public in I can definitely say “Be Careful”. Clearly the skied in, old tracked up ice is still very much there and hardened into coral but if you locate places in the trees less skied and not rock hard you have been a dedicated ski sleuth. Only the lower gates were open as of this morning, Lowball, Cuthroat and Millers but there were rumors that Beehive was next… so who knows. Stop by the Patrol shack and check with them and get the lowdown or just go explore… with some caution highly recommended. An uncontrolled slider down one of the steeper chutes would likely result in the human cheese grater effect and even if you didn’t hit something you would arrive at the bottom sans clothing and equipment most likely. Conditions being what they are, it was nice to see the chutes reopened just from a philosophical perspective… and no, I didn’t do a second run.
Groomers were many and perfect with a Triple Header of great runs that are seldom all groomed on the same day: Zephyr, Outlaw and Bruces. The other side was also wonderful with light crowds and great snow with a little warmer temps today. Yes, you can eat lunch and have a beer on the deck without your hands turning blue so come on up and enjoy the quiet before the weekend onslaught!