Much like Cowboy found earlier this week, we have a stable, but shallow snowpack at this point, it has settled out with depths ranging between 63 and 72 cm, has been gaining some strength, is right side up, but we did notice while skiing today, some very sheltered cold snow was punchier that others, and wonder if the strengthening overall has slowed, and cold clear nights are starting to weaken the entire pack slowly, not just the surface. Ski penetration on the uptracks is about 8" - 10" or so, but skiing was remarkably good for an 24"-28" base. We were more than comfortable center punching the Killywatt Bowl (ala Jean Claude), but were ever vigilant of stumps, rocks, and for that matter, anything that looked lumpy. We were able to ski over a mid bowl rock band with a very light touch and only encountered a couple ground strikes in the process
I am no Trent M, but will work on my cinematography and Craig G delivery, this explains the set up as we found today, hardly worth figuring out how to SnowPilot snow at this point
Beautiful cold morning, hope the storms keep coming, we have a better start than we have had in a few years, but if we go high and dry with forecast colder weather on tap, I don't know if our skier compaction work today will be enough.
Steve beats it into submission