Good Monday morning Skiers and Riders,
The biggest snow of the Year (all 4″ or 5″ of it) yesterday has helped a lot. Groomers were great with more than the normal amount of runs groomed. Outlaw and Zephyr were both groomed as well as Bruces which led to much merriment. The only detracting factor this morning is trouble with the Zephyr lift and it was running super slow mo taking over 6 minutes to get to the top when it wasn’t stopped (and that happened a lot).
In terms of the weather and challenging conditions the last couple of weeks… Mt. Rose has met the challenge of bullet proof off-piste by working overtime to groom more runs for those of us committed to skiing come what may. Great Job Dave and the grooming crew!
The off-piste was more skiable than it has been but the dust on crust description is still in play. Where the new snow is scraped off it is as bad as it has been the last couple of weeks. That being said, low angle pow is still mucho fun as long as you don’t dig your edges in to the concrete laying underneath. Blue skies, no wind crowds and things are looking good for early morning groomers… not so good for enough sun to warm up and corn the Southern slopes though, at least not early to mid week. Lots of surface hoar frost sparkles today with the cold temps, first chair teens up top.