Thursday, January 20, 2011

West Mountain: 01/19/2011

We’ve certainly had good luck with conditions for our Wednesday telemark ski nights at West Mountain this year. More snow over the past week, including 8 or 9 inches that fell on Tuesday, has extended the streak by another week. Once again, a busy parking lot and lodge at 6pm quickly transitioned to near-empty slopes from 6:30 to 9. A dozen or so of us lapped runs mainly off the triple chair until it closed at 8:30, and then squeezed in a final run or two off the double.

The trails were ungroomed powder and packed powder, though on a few trails a single pass from the groomer was covered by the inch or two of new snow that had fallen during the day on Wednesday. There were still a few spots along the edges where the full 8+ inches of new snow could be skied, and in those areas a paper-thin, rippable crust could be detected. But no matter where you chose to ski, it was soft and fun. Let the streak continue…

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