Good morning skiers and riders;
West winds and an inch or so of new snow have combined to bring some interesting skiing conditions to Mt. Rose. The groomers are fairly consistent and edgeable but the Northwest Chair is running a snails pace of 550 feet per minute (FPM) which is about the speed of the old chair (for those of you old enough to remember the “slow old days”). The Zephyr is faster at 700 FPM and the Slide Side is a better bet overall although the bottom section of the chair ride is fairly blustery. Tree glades not facing South or West are still good and the new snow is blown in in places to soften things up nicely. Visibility may be a problem at times so the trees give you a little more definition… altogether not a terrible day but not one for the record books either. Watch the winds carefully though and if they start to increase I would save your skiing for another day.