KT-22 did not disappoint, and it was nice to ride the new Red Dog chairlift, which is now much faster. Here’s to another powder day!
This report was written by James Yim
The base area of Palisades was buzzing this morning in anticipation of an epic ski day. 25” of fresh snow had fallen in the last 24 hours, and the temps were low overnight, which meant there was a nice layer of cold pow waiting to be skied. It was also the opening day of the new Red Dog chair, which was great for spreading out the crowds on the lower mountain.
KT was the call first thing, and as usual, it did not disappoint. The huckers were out in full force this morning, and we witnessed a nice fingers race on our first chair ride. Someone absolutely stomped the ring finger and had a nice claim as he was skiing out of it. I opted for West Face on my first lap and found some nice snow, but there were also some wind drifts that made for a wavy surface. My friends who went to the East Face for their first lap were treated to smooth, deep pow turns. Red Dog Ridge also provided some nice turns early on.
After a few KT laps, we caught wind that the Tower 16 and Broken Arrow terrain had opened, so we jumped on the Funitel and went to the upper mountain. We did the short hike up to Broken Arrow and were rewarded with some deep turns.
It was nice to ride on the new Red Dog lift, which is now much faster. It also takes a path much closer to the ground now, so it’s not nearly as scary as it used to be. There were some great turns in Poulsen’s Gully and the Red Dog Glades.
To close out the day, we returned to The Mothership (KT-22) and had some amazing runs in Rock Garden. The sun started poking out through the clouds and provided some great visibility.
It looks like there’s even more snow on the way tonight and tomorrow. Cheers to another pow day!