We zipped over to Alpine for the powder day today. We started today on Summit Chair and skied D8. While I was hitting bottom, it was not on all my turns, and it felt great to ski fresh snow again. For our second run, we ventured a little bit out and did Lower Beaver off Summit. It was low angle which made it easier to float and get great powder turns. It has a slightly different aspect than D8 and I think as a result skied better. It was so good that we went back and did it again before it got skied out.
On our next run we took Summit to Palisade trees. There are a few different chutes to choose from once you get in the zone. Some were bumpy and others got filled in enough to get some powder turns. Even the bumps were wintery and skied great. This is one of my favorite areas on the mountain. It’s steep, easy to access, and consistently holds great snow.
In the afternoon, we skied Wolverine bowl to the Face. The groomed portion of Wolverine was awesome and the bumps in the Face were soft.
We then went to Treeline Cirque and did the lower Sherwood cliffs. Unfortunately, this did not ski as well as the Palisade trees. It was pretty skied out and scratchy.
We then went back to Summit to hike/sidestep to High Yellow (be prepared to walk over rocks). It skied surprisingly well and as Rachel said it was the deepest snow of the day. It was our best run of the day.
From here we went to Scott Chair. Our first run on Scott was Scott chute and it was dust on crust. This skied the worst of all the runs we did today. Our next run on Scott we decided to do Promise Land due to its different aspect. And while it was still dust on crust in areas, it was fun.
In conclusion, some fun powder turns, some dust on crust turns, and some crust. As the day went on and the snow got skied out, the skiing improved.
Tomorrow should be great as it’s forecast to snow 1-3″ tonight and tomorrow is gonna be sunny! They might be able to get more open and it should be a beauty of a day 🙂