It was another amazing day of Spring skiing conditions. The morning was a bit frightening with a solid freeze overnight. My first run down the Saddle to Headwall was rock solid. You definitely need to be careful out there first thing in the morning until you find some of the sun-softened slopes. I saw multiple people getting put into patrol sleds before 10am this morning, so please be careful!
By 10am, we found some softening slopes around Wa She Shu, Siberia, and Gold Coast. The first amazing corn run of the day was the groomer to the looker’s left at the top of Wa She Shu. We skied that down to Spring Bowl and it got more soft with fast corn snow down to Headwall Express. Siberia Face was also skiing quite well. By late morning, patrol managed to get the Palisades open and many people made the trek up there to ski.
We tried to get up to check out Granite Chief around mid-day but it was closed when we got there. It seemed like a temporary closure because we still saw people skiing down. At that point, we decided to look for some more spring corn snow and went down to the lower mountain.
The main groomed runs off of Resort Chair and Red Dog were skiing very well and had very high-quality Sierra Spring corn snow. I was calling it ‘buttery goodness’ all afternoon and the run of the day was Dog Leg from 230-4. We managed to get there just as the racecourse was being taken down and there was some completely smooth corn turns to be had.
We should have similar conditions for the next couple of days with a freeze overnight and warm temperatures during the day. Be sure to be careful in the mornings and look for sun-softened turns throughout the day.