Palisades has received so much snow as of late that resort crews had to dig out KT-22 by hand.
This blog was written by Miles Clark.
We arrived early and waited for KT to open.
The wind was ripping…
The opening was delayed until 10 am due to the wind and crazy weather.
The snow is so deep right now they had to dig out parts of KT-22 so that our skis wouldn’t get caught in the snow.
I was 3rd chair and went straight for West Face.
I was wrong…
The snow was the deepest dust on crust I’ve ever experienced.
Despite 1-2 feet of new snow, I was hitting ice moguls.
They didn’t feel good.
My confidence was shot.
I went back up with a new attitude: just keep it together and don’t get hurt.
I skied with some happy, mellow friends and just cruised around looking for soft snow.
Red Dog Ridge and Alternate Chute 75 held the best snow we found.
Trevor and I even did a lap up the Funitel and skied the bottom of the Broken Arrow zone.
Just after we finished our last lap on KT we found out that the hike from the Funitel to Broken Arrow opened but we were tired and decided to call it a day at 2 pm.
When I got home, I found out that Aaron Fox did a huge backflip off the KT-22 chair.
Big snow is forecast tonight and tomorrow and then big rain on Friday.
We’ll see how it goes…
Thanks, Palisades Tahoe