They came and grumbled over Slides late opening near 11 am. As the first chairs were rising up to unload they must have dropped the iron curtain and you could audibly here the exhale as the snow we had waited 2 and a half hours to ski was shredded beneath as an army came over from Rose and down Golds and Macho. There were many unhappy campers who said they would not be back… after the head lift supervisor had told the crowd they would hold the Rose Skiers back until we had unloaded our first cycle chair since all of us had waited so long… So, some won’t be back and to tell you the truth, I was glad. Too many dang people nowadays… especially for a midweek day. But the Flash Sale Blue Light Special Cheapo Lift Tickets attracts a big crowd every time… too effectively actually. The mountain was chewed up in two runs pretty much although the lines didn’t noticeable shorten until afternoon. The pic below was taken at about 1:oo pm and as you can see, the line was still halfway to Bum$&#* Egypt.
Snow quality was OK… not exactly powder and not exactly crust but a little bit of both and way better than rocks and stumps with some chalky density to it. Interesting… I would say, but fun to ski!