We scored 1-3" of snow yesterday after a brief warm-up the day before. We were pretty darn fortunate weather-wise on Thursday as we saw some heavy fog but never any significant precipitation. Fortunately for us the snow surface absorbed the moisture and we didn't lose any snow. With falling temperatures the skiing surfaces firmed up a bit and are now best described as firm packed powder and frozen granular. It would be disingenuous to say we're still enjoying hero conditions that we had been enjoying but the coverage absolutely makes you think the calendar reads February not December. The lower angle terrain especially off the double, is skiing pretty darn nicely. The steeper, un-groomed trails are a tad crusty but eminently edge-able with pockets of fluff in the troughs and along the edges. Today we plan to crank up the Single Chair & SunnySide Double from 9 AM until 3:45 PM with nearly all (Upper Paradise is Closed) of our main mountain terrain wide open!
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