Today was more or less a repeat of yesterday. The day started off a bit firm from a solid overnight freeze, but conditions just kept getting better throughout the day as the sun softened the slopes.
You were able to find some soft snow quite early today in the area around Gold Coast Express. Those slopes get the early morning sun and will always be the first to soften. Another good early morning run to try on a spring day is the main groomer down the Resort Chair. You get sunny slopes and a beautiful view of that big blue lake from the top.
Shirley Lake Express and Granite Chief were also skiing quite well in the morning as things were softening up. By mid-day, Siberia Face was softening up as were the moguls underneath The Chimney.
By 1pm, The Mothership was primed for takeoff. There were fantastic, soft bump runs all over KT-22 but my two favorites continue to be West Face and Chute 75. From about 1:30pm onwards, those two runs kept delivering soft, slushy bump turns.
Another spring afternoon favorite of mine is the Dog Leg off of Red Dog chair. I was stoked to read the surprise announcement that Red Dog is getting replaced this summer by a high speed 6 seater. That will make Dog Leg laps just that much sweeter.
After a few Dog Legs, it was back to the goods on West Face and Chute 75 to close out the day. This time of year when it hasn’t snowed for a while, it’s all about the bump skiing at Palisades. The best skiers on the mountain are the bump skiers and if you struggle to shred the bumps, you should walk into the ski school and request a private mogul skiing lesson.